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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: Gun Violence Prevention

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

Maryland's assault weapons ban challenge has been revived after the Orlando massacre. (iStockphoto/Ultra1s)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The massive shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando that left 49 dead has renewed efforts in Maryland to keep the state's assault weapons ban in place. The state's landmark Firearms Safety Act of 2013 is currently being challenged in court. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is s

Gun rights supporters will get another chance to argue about overturning Maryland's assault weapons ban. (iStockphoto/Ultra1s)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland lawmakers passed the sweeping Firearms Safety Act after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn. But the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has now decided a lower court was wrong when it upheld the state’s ban on assault rifles and it h

Photo: Momsrising celebrates new Maryland gun law.(Members shown here delivering petitions to the NRA) Photo credit: Momsrising

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - After watching a string of disappointments from Congress, a national women's grassroots organization is celebrating Maryland's new gun law. Today, Gov. Martin O'Malley signs legislation banning 45 types of assault weapons. It also limits gun magazines to 10 bullets and requires toug

Photo: Maryland Gun Control activists hope Congress will learn a lesson from the Maryland General Assembly. Photo: Executive Office of the Governor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Just a few weeks after the Maryland General Assembly passed legislation requiring gun buyers to submit to fingerprinting, local activists are calling on Congress to pay attention. Becky Wagner, executive director of Advocates for Children and Youth, wants Maryland's law to be a na

PHOTO: Grassroots groups are cautiously optimistic new gun laws will pass this week. Photo credit: Executive Office of the Governor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland would have some of the strictest gun laws in the country, if the state House of Delegates gives final approval this week to Governor Martin O'Malley's gun control legislation. It would ban assault-type weapons, and require gun buyers to submit to fingerprinting. The state S

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