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PNS Daily Newscast - February 23, 2018 


As the NRA doubles down on "good guys with guns," the Broward County Sheriff admits an armed deputy did not engage with the Parkland school shooter. Also on our nationwide rundown: workers across the nation will spend part of their weekend defending the American Dream; and a study says the Lone Star State is distorting Texas history lessons.

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Public News Service - TN: Consumer Issues

Video of an aircraft registered to TVA, according to the FAA registry. (SACE)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) customers are footing the bill for an estimated $40 million worth of luxury jets and a Mercedes Benz helicopter, according to public records from the Federal Aviation Administration registry, which details TVA purchases over the last two year

Communities in Tennessee are looking for alternative industry to support their economy as the coal industry continues its decline. (Jan Truter/Flickr)

CLINTON, Tenn. – At one point, roughly half of the counties in Tennessee were supported by the coal industry in some way. As the fossil fuel industry declines, efforts to secure new industries are increasing in parts of the state. For more than two years, the Appalachian Regional Commission

A broken payment system may discourage insurers from enrolling millions of people who are uninsured, according to a report from the Urban Institute. (franchise opportunities/flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Consumers who lose their health insurance coverage in the middle of the year may have a hard time finding information on coverage – and a new report from the Urban Institute says there's a good reason for that. One of the study authors Stan Dorn, now a senior fellow

There are dozens of free Tax-Aide sites across Tennessee available to people of all ages and incomes, as a part of the AARP Foundation's program. (401kcalculator.org/flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It's a good weekend to start collecting what you need to settle up with Uncle Sam. Tax forms are arriving in mailboxes daily across Tennessee and that means it's tax time. For people overwhelmed by the task, there is free help available for people of all ages and all income

Executive director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Stephen Smith comments on the report. (SACE)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Your high electric bill this winter may have to do with more than just cold temperatures. A study of Tennessee Valley Authority rates for residential and industrial customers, released Tuesday, raises questions about TVA's rates for each of those groups. The Southern All

Until this year, it was illegal in Tennessee for car dealers to sell a vehicle that was under an active safety recall. (Jaxport/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – There's one more reason to read the fine print when buying your next car in Tennessee. A new law in the Volunteer State allows used car dealers to sell vehicles that are under a safety recall, as long as the buyer signs a disclosure form. The Motor Vehicle Recall and Dis

Tennesseans are paying more than $1 million over their lifetimes to smoke, according to a report released this week. (Una Mateo/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Among the items on hundreds of Tennesseans' New Year's resolution lists are promises to quit smoking. But a new study by survey giant WalletHub gives a $1 million reason why the state needs to kick the habit. In the report The Real Cost of Smoking by State, analysts rank

Cryptocurrencies are increasing in value on the stock market, making them increasingly interesting to Tennessee consumers. (Fabian Figeredo/flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Bitcoin may sound like points you'd earn in a video game, but the electronic currency is valued at an estimated $700 billion worldwide, and is beginning to attract the attention of Tennessee consumers looking to invest in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin. The intere

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