PNS Daily Newscast - March 22, 2018 

New research finds stiffer prison terms do not deter drug use. Also on our nationwide rundown: We take you to a state where 4 in 10 adults have guns; and “ghost” fishing gear is killing whales and seals in oceans.

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Poverty Issues

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon legislators are considering a way to increase funds for affordable housing efforts around the state. House Bill 4007 ...Read More
INDIANAPOLIS — Advocates for lower-income Hoosiers are celebrating the defeat of a payday-lending bill in the Indiana Legislature. House Bill ...Read More
LANSING, Mich. — Many Michiganders are experiencing a bit of sticker shock as they open their energy bills after a few bitter cold months ...Read More
SEATTLE – The Trump administration is proposing harsher penalties for drug offenses, even as states such as Washington look for other solutions ...Read More
LINCOLN, Neb. – With the state legislative session in full swing, advocates for older adults are hopeful their senators will continue to ...Read More
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Three Senate Democrats want to know why the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau plans to weaken ...Read More
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The future of unions could hang on a case being argued Monday before the U.S. Supreme Court. It's called Janus v. American ...Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The White House again is targeting a program that helps reduce energy costs for struggling Ohioans. President Donald Trump's ...Read More
BOISE, Idaho – A mission to get patients in clinics greater access to healthy food is expanding in Idaho. The St. Luke's Community Health ...Read More
RALEIGH, N.C. – Here's hoping your child is doing better in school than the state is when it comes to its children. North Carolina gets an F ...Read More
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