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PNS Weekend Newscast - July 22nd, 2017 


Here's a look at what we're covering: The new White House communications director is expressing his love and loyalty to Donald Trump, more meetings between then Senator Jeff Sessions and the Russians being disclosed, and environmental groups say drilling in New York has contaminated wells.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A coalition of animal-rights and public-interest groups is urging Gov. Bill Haslam to veto the so-called "ag-gag" bill. The legislation would require any video footage of abuse on a farm or livestock operation to be turned over to authorities within 48 hours. Supporters say that w

PHOTO: CREDO Mobile President Michael Kieschnick says businesses need to be courageous when it comes to political involvement. He'll be a featured speaker at the upcoming Social Venture Network Spring Conference. Courtesy of CREDO Mobile.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Some socially minded businesses may shy away from getting involved in issues considered controversial, but that doesn't have to be the case. Michael Kieschnick, chief executive and president of CREDO Mobile, advises businesses that when it comes to mixing business and politics,

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Newly-proposed restrictions on Tennessee teachers' ability to negotiate their contracts have little to do with raising test scores or preparing students for high-tech jobs, according to State Senator Eric Stewart of the 14th District. Stewart says two bills have been filed for deb

Nashville, TN – The Tennessee State Ethics Commission was established after five state lawmakers were convicted of accepting bribes following a 2005 sting the FBI called Operation Tennessee Waltz. Now that recently-formed commission could be downsized under legislation proposed by State Senato

Nashville, TN – Electing judges is being judged a bad idea by the Tennessee Association for Justice. Today, a legislative hearing will be held to consider putting the state's appellate and Supreme Court justices on the ballot, rather than appointing them. The judicial jobs are currently fille

Nashville, TN – Americans serving overseas are getting short-changed on their voting rights according to a new report. The analysis by the Pew Center for the States calculated state-by-state the amount of time it takes for absentee ballots to be requested, sent, returned and tabulated. It foun

Nashville, TN – An election year isn't just about picking leaders; it's also about holding them accountable. That's the word from activists who believe real change is in the air for Tennessee and the nation. Author David Sirota visits Nashville today to talk about how the left and the right

Clarksville, TN – Tennesseans are sweeping aside government secrecy curtains during "Sunshine Week." It's a time when news reporters and ordinary citizens are encouraged to ask for details on budgets, campaign financing, even Minutes of local council meetings. Access to all of that information

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