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PNS Daily Newscast - April 20, 2018 


The DOJ delivers the Comey memos to Congress. Also on our rundown: More evidence that rent prices are out of reach in many markets; Wisconsin counties brace for sulfide mining; and the Earth Day focus this weekend in North Dakota is on recycling.

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Public News Service - MD: Civic Engagement

A gunman is dead after wounding two fellow students with a handgun Tuesday morning at a high school in southern Maryland. (Pixabay)

GREAT MILLS, Md. — In the wake of the latest school shooting, that took place at Great Mills High School, both sides of the gun control debate have found reasons to praise ongoing efforts to limit gun violence. The shooter, just 17 years old, opened fire in the hallway of the school just be

Neal Simon is a business executive and community leader from Potomac, Maryland. He is the current CEO of Bronfman Rothschild and is running for U.S. Senate. (Neal Simon)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A newly formed organization, Unite America, has released its first slate of candidates for public office, including a U.S. Senate hopeful for Maryland. Formerly known as the Centrist Project, Unite America says it's a purely independent group that hopes to bring new ideas to

Maryland has capped payday loans at 33 percent but other states have not put limits in place. (consumerfinance.gov)

BALTIMORE — While consumer rights groups are celebrating last week's decision by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to stop payday debt traps, they say there's still more work to be done. The new rules require payday lenders to start verifying a borrower's ability to repay the loan bef

GOP lawmakers missed a key deadline this weekend to repeal the Affordable Care Act. (Virginia Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Groups that have pushed for health care for all Americans are breathing a collective sigh of relief. Senate Republicans missed a deadline this weekend to use the budget reconciliation process to repeal the Affordable Care Act. That means they now have to have 60 Senate vot

A collaboration in Maryland focuses on partnerships between large corporations and minority- and women-owned businesses. (aacounty.org)

BALTIMORE, Md. — They’re called anchor institutions: organizations like hospitals and universities that have developed deep roots in their communities. And they’re finding new ways to improve local economies and create opportunities for more low-income residents, according to a new

A congressional panel tasked with coming up with climate change solutions is growing in membership. (fl.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – A panel made up of members of Congress who are seeking solutions to climate change is growing by leaps and bounds. The Climate Solutions Caucus started with just a handful of members a few years ago, but now has 50. It's bipartisan, and for every Democratic member added, t

A record number of Americans have turned to solar energy to power their homes. (energy.gov)

TAKOMA PARK, Md. -- Despite President Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord, Americans continue to embrace the idea of renewable energy. Forty years ahead of Environmental Protection Agency predictions, output from renewable energy has doubled, and now nearly twenty percent of ele

Opposition is mounting to proposed mega-mergers of chemical companies. (foe.org)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Nearly 325 organizations have signed a letter pressing new U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to make sure the Justice Department does its job without political interference when it looks at a proposal to let Dow Chemical and DuPont, Monsanto and Bayer, and Syngenta and ChemC

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