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PNS Daily Newscast - April 16, 2021 


Florida's Republican lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to pass the so-called "anti-riot" bill; disturbing police camera video of the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old in Chicago.


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With overwhelming bipartisan support, the Senate takes up anti-Asian American hate crimes legislation, and President Biden officially announces a full military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Archive: March 6, 2017

Solar power advocates say a legislative proposal would stifle solar in the Bluegrass State, killing jobs and costing those who have installed rooftop systems. (Sarah Lynn Cunningham)

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FRANKFORT, Ky. – Backlash from solar users and advocates has slowed a proposal in the Kentucky Senate to change the rules on net metering – the way utilities and consumers with rooftop solar trade energy. The power companies want to pay a lower rate for the excess power they buy from s ...Read More

Minnesota has a budget surplus, and what should be done with that money is under the microscope. (mn.gov)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota lawmakers are being asked to keep working families in mind when they consider what to do with a $1.65 billion state budget surplus. Public employee union officials are asking that the Legislature focus investment on economic security for the people who live in the ...Read More

Indiana lawmakers are being asked for more funding to protect the state's vulnerable elders, and to prompt more collaboration among agencies that work in this field. (Virginia Carter)

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INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana lawmakers are being asked to provide more funding for Adult Protective Services, and there's an effort to get all the agencies involved to collaborate on how that money would be spent. A report by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration and the state's Pr ...Read More

Thousands rallied in Annapolis last week as Maryland lawmakers began debating a fracking ban. (Citizen Shale)

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BALTIMORE – One of this year's most contentious debates in Maryland centers around whether to ban hydraulic fracking. A moratorium on fracking is set to expire in October. Thirty-seven groups have signed a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan supporting legislation (SB740 and HB1325) to ban fracking i ...Read More

Latest Colorado state required police-related shootings just out. (aijohn784/iStockphoto)

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By Stephanie Cook CU News Corps The number of officer-involved shootings in Colorado has increased each year since 2011, according to a new report from the Colorado Department of Public Safety. Between 2011 and 2015, the number of incidents reported by law enforcement nearly doubled, from 27 in 201 ...Read More

High-capacity wells are causing lakes and streams in Wisconsin to dry up. (TT/iStockPhoto.com)

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MADISON, Wis. – Opponents of a legislative move (HB 105 and SB 76) to drop a provision that would have strengthened protections for Wisconsin's groundwater say it will pave the way for even more high-capacity wells. Some of these wells draw 100,000 gallons a day from aquifers to provide wate ...Read More

The U.S. Senate could vote to reverse BLM methane-waste standards for drilling on public lands as early as next week. (Pixabay)

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A recent Ozone Action Day warning by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality is among the reasons conservative groups are standing up for new Bureau of Land Management standards aimed at limiting natural gas waste on public lands. The rule directing the oil and gas i ...Read More

About 1 million people are living with Parkinson's disease in the United States. (Kelly Weinschreider)

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CHICAGO – Actor Michael J. Fox has drawn attention to a disease that plagues about 1 million people in the U.S. – Parkinson's. It's a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that causes shaking, tremors and a loss of balance. Parkinson's disease affects about 1 in 100 people, and o ...Read More

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