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PNS Daily Newscast - August 17, 2017 


On our nationwide rundown; President Trump disbands two economic councils as CEO’s resign in protest; we will tell you why Iowa, like Trump, has bias issues; plus land trusts are a prime spot to view Monday’s solar eclipse.

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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

Brian Rosman with Health Care For All estimates at least a half-million Bay State residents would see their health coverage end, or be greatly reduced, under the GOP's replacement plan. (Health Care For All)

BOSTON – It has a new name and President Donald Trump's endorsement, but one local watchdog group says the GOP's Affordable Care Act replacement could end or reduce health care for at least a half-million people in Massachusetts. The plan would end the mandate to purchase insurance, and instea

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BOSTON - Boston workers who describe themselves "at the bottom of the food chain" are taking part in nationwide actions to protest President Trump's labor secretary nominee. Thursday's actions across the nation are aimed at blocking the confirmation of fast-food chief executive Andy Puzder. Among t

A new report says state funding cuts at Massachusetts' state colleges and universities mean students are picking up a bigger portion of the tab. (UMASS)

BOSTON – Local high school graduates are paying more for their college education, and according to a new report, that trend could spell bad news for the state's economy. The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center report outlines a pattern of declining funding for public universities and colleg

Boston College graduate students are using a new ruling by the National Labor Relations Board to push harder for recognition of their union. (BCGEU)

BOSTON – Supporters of the Boston College Graduate Employees Union are taking advantage of the start of the fall semester to build on the momentum of a major ruling last week. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling restores union and collective bargaining rights to graduate student

The janitors who clean the T and their supporters rally today against job cuts they say could leave the MBTA a mess. (SEIU)

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority plans to cut one-third of the workforce that cleans the "T" stations in the Boston area as part of a plan to balance its budget. But janitors and their supporters will be out in force on Monday to stand against the cutbacks. Cambridge V

OSHA will look into complaints that some janitorial workers in the Bay State are being required to carry propane to and from work in their personal vehicles. (Industry Cooperation Trust Fund)

BOSTON -- An investigation into the grocery business in Massachusetts uncovered "major safety risks" for some janitorial subcontractors at local Stop and Shop stores. There's no question people want clean and shiny floors when they shop for groceries, said Mike Gallagher, director at the Industry

Median incomes in the Bay State would be about $22,000 a year higher if incomes of the bottom 99 percent were keeping pace with the top 1 percent. (Economic Policy Institute)

BOSTON – People whose incomes are in the bottom 99 percent of Commonwealth residents are falling way behind the top 1 percent, according to a new report by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center. Noah Berger, the center’s president, says the organization crunched new data on Massac

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