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Updated PNS Daily Newscast - September, 22 2017 


The news we're following on today's rundown: Facebook turns over Russia-linked ads to Congress; how Senate Republicans’ new health-care bill could hurt the fight against the opioid epidemic; and Texas food banks prepare to serve the long-term needs of Harvey victims.

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The Mariner East II project will carry natural gas liquids across 17 counties in Pennsylvania.<br />(Jay Phagan/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Some Pennsylvania landowners now have stronger protections against spills and water contamination associated with construction of the Mariner East II pipeline. State officials approved a settlement that environmental groups reached with Sunoco and the Pennsylvania Departmen

Municipalities can take steps such as installing solar streetlights to reduce carbon emissions. (HeyouRelax/Pixabay)

FERGUSON TOWNSHIP, Penn. -- It takes a village to save the planet. That's the message one Pennsylvania township is hoping to send with its resolution on climate change. Through his work at Penn State's Sustainability Institute, Peter Buckland became keenly aware of the impacts of climate change th

Medicaid expansion helped reduce the rate of uninsured children in Pennsylvania to 4.1 percent. (James Gathany, Judy Schmidt, USCDCP)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Children's advocates say repeal of the Affordable Care Act would leave thousands of Pennsylvania kids without health insurance. President Trump and congressional Republicans already are taking steps to repeal the landmark health-care law. According to Joan Benso, president

Public-health and environmental groups warn that a push to repeal federal regulations could render the Clean Air Act unenforceable. (JuergenPM/Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Some advocacy groups are warning that two measures by congressional Republicans are threatening the status of current federal regulations on everything from school lunches to clean air. Lawmakers are calling it regulatory reform. But according to former Environmental Protec

More than 1,000 people have volunteered for the

PHILADELPHIA – The number of houses of worship offering sanctuary to undocumented immigrants has doubled in the weeks since the election. During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump made his promise to deport undocumented immigrants a constant theme. But since his victory at the polls, th

Pennsylvania has been named one of the “Terrible Ten” worst states for tax fairness. (Jason/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A state senator says he's found a way to help balance the Commonwealth's budget and spend more on education without raising taxes on low and middle-income taxpayers. Pennsylvania's constitution doesn't allow legislators to tax the same kinds of income at different rates. But Ma

Everyone can help reduce global climate change. (Tony Webster/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - It's Earth Day and representatives of 155 countries are gathered in New York City to sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Under that agreement, those nations will work to keep the rise in global temperatures below two degrees Celsius, a goal that could help limit the worst

Immigrants and supporters from Philadelphia attend Monday’s rally. (New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia)

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - About 2,000 immigrants and their supporters rallied outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. A closely divided court heard oral arguments in a challenge by 26 states to President Obama's executive action on immigration. If upheld by the court, it would allow the undocumented p

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