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PNS Daily Newscast - April 23, 2018 


The Waffle House shooter had an earlier weapons arrest near the White House. Also on our Monday rundown: new eviction data underscores America’s affordable-housing crisis; plus we will take you to a state where one county is putting juvenile justice under public health.

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Archive: March 28, 2018

A Kentucky state senator says prisons are ill-equipped to handle the recent rise in the female population. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A Kentucky lawmaker is hopeful that a bill that would help improve outcomes for women in prison soon will be approved by the House. Sen. Julie Raque Adams, R-Louisville, co-sponsored Senate Bill 133, which she said would address unfavorable conditions for women in prison, including ...Read More

A proposal in the Colorado Legislature would create a policy for changing gender on a birth certificate similar to requirements of the U.S. Passport Office. (Pixabay)

DENVER - vA new law that would bring Colorado up to date with federal policies for changing a person's gender on their birth certificate won bipartisan support to clear the state House, and proponents are pulling out all stops after the bill was assigned to the Senate's "kill committee." Daniel Ram ...Read More

The North Carolina prison system will no longer shackle pregnant women who go into labor behind bars. (Yada Liao/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. - When a woman in prison in North Carolina goes into labor, she will no longer have to be shackled. It's a policy shift that comes after advocacy groups voiced concerns about what they called an inhumane practice that endangers the safety of both mother and baby. While women's and civ ...Read More

A TransCanada pipeline extension is the subject of protests from Pennsylvania through Maryland to West Virginia. It would enter Maryland just west of Hancock. (Stacy Miller)

BALTIMORE – A natural-gas pipeline expansion that would run from Pennsylvania through Maryland and into West Virginia is raising concerns about its potential environmental impact. TransCanada wants to build the Eastern Panhandle Expansion, and says increasing the natural-gas supply in the are ...Read More

ExploreMOhealth.org is a new website designed to help Missourians assess the health of their communities. (ExploreMOhealth)

JEFERSON CITY, Mo. - A new state website has launched, and Missourians can use it to find out about health issues in their area because it narrows them down to specific communities across the state. ExploreMOHealth.org is a joint effort of the Missouri Hospital Association and University of Missour ...Read More

New Mexico already has seen 80 wildfires in March, and 90 percent have been human-caused. (env.nm.gov)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico's wildfire season typically begins no sooner than May, but because there already have been more than 140 wildfires in the state since Jan. 1, Wildfire Awareness Week has been declared early this year - and continues through Saturday. David Morgan, public information o ...Read More

Tennessee leads the country in man-made textiles, and the industry is growing. (darkday/Flickr)

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - The United States is exporting more man-made fiber, textiles and apparel in the global market, increasing by more than $3 billion in 2017 from $74 billion the year before. Tennessee is a big part of that. The state ranks fifth in the country for textile jobs that employ almost 14 ...Read More

More than 533,000 Minnesotans live in households below the federal poverty threshold, and a new report cites major gaps in racial disparity. (Chris Bastian/Flickr)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota has a deadline to reduce poverty, and it's only two years away. Nine years ago, a bipartisan legislative commission studied poverty in the state and set out an ambitious plan to eliminate it. But time is running short, and Anne Krisnik, executive director of the Joint Re ...Read More

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