PNS Daily Newscast - March 22, 2018 

New research finds stiffer prison terms do not deter drug use. Also on our nationwide rundown: we will take you to a state where 4 in 10 adults have gun; and “ghost” fishing gear killing whales and seals on the West Coast.

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Poverty Issues

CHICAGO - Illinois is joining the more than 30 states that are using tax increases to balance recession-damaged budgets. That has many human services ...Read More
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - There are programs to help low-income families address most basic needs, but until recently, there hasn't been a local service ...Read More
DENVER - A grand total of $15,308 a year: That's the before-tax pay for a full-time worker making Colorado's minimum wage. The good news: that wage ...Read More
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - What began as a Saturday clinic where lawyers, paralegals, and translators helped poor people in need of legal services ...Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Choosing whether to heat or eat... it's a familiar dilemma for some Kentucky families with empty wallets and mounting bills ...Read More
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - If your neighbor smokes, chances are it will affect your children, according to a recent study that examined smoke exposure in ...Read More
BOSTON - It's the first work week of a new year for Bay Staters, and a new report from the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center finds that ...Read More
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Food pantries across Tennessee know that many poor families are making hard decisions about where to spend their money this winter ...Read More
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesotans are being urged to add support for local food shelves to their list of New Year's resolutions. Sara Nelson-Pallmeyer of ...Read More
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Consumer advocates say too many Kentuckians can't escape the payday lending debt trap, and want state lawmakers to consider a cap on ...Read More
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