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PNS Daily News - September 25, 2017 


Here’s a look at what we’re highlighting: new travel restrictions announced for eight countries; research highlights a drop in uninsured kids; and weekend protests over the House Speaker’s tax plan.

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Public News Service - AR: Urban Planning/Transportation

Arkansas insurance companies offer seniors a discount if they take a driver's refresher course. (AARP)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Cars, traffic rules and driving conditions change, so AARP is urging Americans to take a traffic refresher course, especially if they're older. Over the past two decades, Frank Gardner, a driver-safety coordinator and instructor for the AARP Smart Driver Program has taught more

Sandy Simmons of Baptist Health Medical Center presented Frank Gardner with a plaque in recognition of his 16 years of partnership with them in teaching AARP Driver Safety. AARP Arkansas is highlighting Memorial Day Weekend as a good time to consider taking a safety course. Credit: AARP Arkansas.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Road-trip season officially gets under way this Memorial Day weekend. Summer travel planning is a good time to also brush up on safety tips, and AARP Arkansas offers driver-safety courses. Bob Rogers, AARP Arkansas Driver Safety coordinator, made it clear that there is no judgme

Arkansas AARP says its smart-driver classes can give folks the information they need to feel safe and confident on the road. PHOTO from AARP.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A class from AARP is helping Arkansans be smart about driving, and about when not to drive. According to Steve Gregory, who coordinates the program for the state AARP, it's designed to help people drive safer, for longer, and could help them decide for themselves if they might

Walmart is installing solar power generating systems in several locations in California and Arizona. The majority of these sites will utilize thin film panels as seen on this Mountain View, Calif. store.  Image courtesy of Walmart

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - It isn't often that the Sierra Club and Walmart are on the same side of an environmental issue, but that is the case with President Obama's announcement to step up the nation's fight against carbon pollution and address climate change. Some Arkansas congressmen who disagree with

PHOTO: HUD recently awarded $4 million to Arkansas housing and service programs for the homeless, but a bill in the legislature would allocate the same amount of state funds for rent assistance and improvements to Arkansas' aging housing stock. Courtesy of HUD.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - It may be time to put the "fund" into the Arkansas Housing Trust Fund. It has not yet received any state money in the four years since it was created. However, last week a bill passed the state Senate to allocate up to $4 million to the fund - $1 million for each congressional di

PHOTO: Arkansas river looking across to Little Rock.  Image credit: Belinda Hankins Miller

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansans can boast some of the best overall water quality in the nation, but conservation groups say a bill in the Legislature could jeopardize that. State law now treats every water source as potential drinking water, but House Bill 1929 would change that in order to make the

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