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PNS Weekend Newscast - September 23rd, 2017 


Here's a look at what we're covering: Senator John McCain says no to the GOP's health care plan, a new survey takes a look at how residents in one state feel about the effort to real Obamacare, and International Day of Peace is being celebrated this weekend.

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Public News Service - MA: Environment

As Texas and Louisiana deal with floodwaters and other devastation from Hurricane Harvey, Bay Staters will have a chance to learn more about extreme weather events. (Army National Guard)

BOSTON -- With residents of Texas and Louisiana struggling to recover from what has now been classified as the worst rain event in U.S. history, Bay Staters will soon have a chance to discuss and learn more about extreme weather events. Karen Price is environmental co-chair for the League of Women

Multiple Massachusetts groups say President Donald Trump already declared a

BOSTON – Promising to save trillions of dollars in lost domestic product and millions of industrial jobs, President Donald Trump announced Thursday he is pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord. Katherine Anderson, communications coordinator for the group, '350 Mass' says the speech

Rallies are planned for Boston Common and across the nation this weekend to mark President Trump's 100 Days in office and take a stand against his efforts to roll back progress on climate change. (Corporate Accountability International)

BOSTON – As the president marks 100 days in office, opponents of Trump's policies on climate change and green-energy jobs plan to rally on Boston Common and across the nation this weekend. Nathaniel Meyer is the Boston-based associate climate campaign director for Corporate Accountability In

Litter is only one reason some communities ban retailers' use of plastic bags. They can also damage equipment at recycling facilities. (Metro Waste Authority)

BOSTON — Last month, two more towns in Massachusetts passed measures to end the use of plastic bags, and backers say it's fueling support for a statewide ban. As more towns and cities pass local bag ordinances, Rep. Lori Ehrlich of Essex said it builds momentum for her statewide legislation.

Climate activists used a giant puppet of Gov. Charlie Baker at a

BOSTON -- With the Trump budget proposal calling for a 31 percent cut in funding to the EPA, climate activists say states need to stand up for the environment; and they accuse Gov. Charlie Baker of being silent on the issue. The Trump plan would cut funding for 50 EPA programs including the Clean

The Cape Cod National Seashore is among the 60,000-plus acres of federally-managed public land in Massachusetts. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

BOSTON – The armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon earlier this year took place thousands of miles from New England, but the issues it raised could put all public land at risk. Anti-government activists, including some state and federal lawmakers, maintain the U.S. is obli

The Atlantic puffin is one of many species that are expected to benefit from President Obama's designation of the first-ever marine national monument in the North Atlantic. (Richard Bartz via wikimedia)

CAPE COD, Mass. - With the stroke of a pen, President Obama has designated a new national monument off the coast of Cape Cod. It is the first-ever marine national monument designated in the North Atlantic, according to Peter Baker, director of U.S. Ocean Conservation in the Northeast for the Pew Cha

New U.S. Census Bureau data says Massachusetts continues to lead the nation for its number of residents with health insurance. (U.S. Navy)

BOSTON - The Bay State once again is first in the nation when it comes to health-insurance coverage, according to new Census Bureau data. The census figures show that less than 3 percent of Massachusetts residents now are uninsured. However, Brian Rosman, director of policy and government relations

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