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PNS Daily Newscast - April 28, 2017 


In focus on our rundown today: President Trump says he’ll “renegotiate” NAFTA rather than pull out; Texas groups oppose Congress’ second try at health care bill; and wildlife takes over a Florida school.

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Public News Service - MD: Livable Wages/Working Families

The band

POTOMAC, Md. -- It may sound like a strange combination, but a rock band is mixing music and a message about financial literacy aimed at kids. The band Gooding will perform a couple of shows in Maryland in September before traveling to Washington, D.C., Delaware and Pennsylvania as part of a natio

Long before Election Day, people can also make their voices heard by being campaign workers for the candidates of their choice. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

BALTIMORE – As the November election draws closer, advocates for working families across the nation are trying to get the word out about how much each individual vote counts. In Maryland, volunteers are going door to door, talking about some of the issues on the ballot and the candidates who

About 400 STEM Festivals will be held for students in Maryland this fall. (STEM Festival)

COLUMBIA, Md. -- It can be a challenge to convince kids that science and math can be fun. But in Maryland, inroads are being made with a series of hands-on events. The STEM Festivals feature robotics, painting with computers, designing and building, and other projects -- all teaching children the i

Children who grow up with a parent in prison deal with a variety of issues, including poverty and emotional trauma. (ca.gov)

BALTIMORE - There are 82,000 children in Maryland with either a mom or dad who are, or have been, in jail or prison. A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says these kids often are dealing with poverty, homelessness and emotional trauma. The report has recommendations to state and local po

New food-stamp regulations are going into effect in Maryland next month, and food pantries may not be able to handle the influx. (Virginia Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - People age 18 to 49 who are considered able-bodied adults with no dependents will lose SNAP benefits on April 1 unless they meet new federal requirements. They have to work at least 20 hours a week, be in school or participate in a volunteer or job-training program. Beth Martino,

Maryland lawmakers are considering the Clean Energy Jobs Act, which supporters say will create jobs and help the state's environment. (Badger Rose)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - More than half of Maryland's electricity still comes from fossil fuels, coal, oil and natural gas. The point behind the "Clean Energy Jobs Act" in the legislature is to raise the state's commitment to use wind and solar energy to 25 percent by 2020. That's five percent higher an

Research links children’s health to school success. (alexramos10/pixabay.com)

BALTIMORE, Md. - Hispanic children in Maryland are more than twice as likely as other kids to have no health insurance, says a new national report. The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families says in 2014, more than 15,000 Hispanic kids in the state were uninsured. According to Ann

The Clean Jobs Act has picked up leadership support in the Maryland General Assembly for 2016. (Maryland Climate Coalition)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - As the General Assembly opened for the new year today, lawmakers and environmental groups called for passage of a bill they say would help the environment and create jobs. The Clean Energy Jobs Act would increase the Clean Energy Standard to 25 percent of the state's needs over the

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