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PNS Daily News - March 29, 2017 


Here’s a look at what’s making news today: Trump follows through on promises to dismantle climate policies; the head of the White House-Russia investigation says he won’t step down; and coast-to-coast opposition grows to Session’s sanctuary cities stance.

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NET Trans in northeast Tennessee serves parts of the community where city transportation does not reach. (NET Trans)

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Who funds regional transportation is a growing issue as the state's rural population expands outside of city limits. NET Trans in northeast Tennessee is one example. It serves 48 percent of the coverage area in the region but receives no federal funding. That's expecte

AARP Foundation is offering free tax preparation assistance through its Tax-Aide program across Tennessee beginning next week. (Tax/Flickr.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tax season is upon us, and AARP of Tennessee is offering free tax assistance beginning next week as part of its Tax-Aide program. This season, nearly 400 volunteers will prepare taxes at 66 locations across Tennessee. Pam Holcombe, coordinator for the program in Tennessee,

A report released this week finds a disparity in the loans offered to small businesses in low-income communities and the money available. (Bob Jagendorf/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Many of the more than 500,000 small businesses in Tennessee count on capital from bank loans to grow. But a new report released Tuesday by the Woodstock Institute finds the number of bank loans issued to small businesses is on the decline. Specifically, small-business loan

Homes For All Nashville is working with the Legal Aid Society to make sure tenants in Tennessee understand their rights when it comes to renting in the state. (Alvine/Homes For All Nashville)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Across Tennessee, and specifically in metropolitan areas, havens of affordable housing are becoming gentrified urban neighborhoods. The trend may be great for curb appeal for the property owners, but it's often low-income families left holding the bag. Organizations such a

Firefighters from around the region traveled to Gatlinburg and Sevierville to fight the fires. (National Park Service)

GATLINBURG, Tenn. – Last night, thousands of dollars were raised to help people affected by the wildfires that swept through Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. The Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund, largely led by Dolly Parton, featured celebrities including Hank Williams Junior

A joint effort between the public and private sectors helps veterans transition from military to civilian life. (Army Medicine/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Every month, hundreds of veterans transition out of military service in Tennessee, with 400 joining civilian life at Fort Campbell alone. That transition isn't always easy for veterans entering the job market. A new program by WorkForce Essentials, called "101 Jobs for the

A new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families finds that 96 percent of children in Tennessee are now covered by health insurance. (Morguefile.com/anitapeppers)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Almost 96 percent of Tennessee children have health insurance with an additional 23,000 children getting coverage since 2013, according to a report released today from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Linda O'Neal, executive director of the Tenne

The 3-Star Health Plan would offer employment services for those battling mental health issues. (clarita/morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee state lawmakers who return to Nashville after the presidential election are expected to take up the issue of the 3-Star Health Plan put together by a task force earlier this year. In addition to providing health coverage to people in the state currently ineli

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