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Family farmers call for tougher CAFO regulations in Farm Bill; The Midwest and Northeast brace for record high temperature in heatwave; Financial-justice advocates criticize crypto regulation bill; Ohio advocates: New rules strengthen protections for sexual-assault victims.

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The RNC kicks off its election integrity effort, Democrats sound a warning bell about conservatives' Project 2025, and Republicans suggest funding cuts to jurisdictions with legal cases against Trump.

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As summer nears, America's newest and largest international dark sky sanctuary beckons, rural job growth is up, but full recovery remains elusive, rural Americans living in prison towns support a transition, while birth control is more readily available in rural areas.

Nia Hamm

Nia Hamm adds PNS to her freelance roster along with News 12 Network covering the New York/New Jersey tri-state area, as well as CBS News Radio. She is excited to be a part of the PNS team and provide in-depth coverage of stories that are often over-looked by traditional media outlets. Nia has nearly a decade of experience reporting, writing, producing, shooting and editing in the newsrooms of major media organizations. Her passion for media and news extends beyond the newsroom into her daily life; when she isn't working, Nia enjoys working on issues she cares deeply about as well as spending time with family and friends.


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Flint Water Crisis Sheds Light on NY, Other Contaminated Sites

ALBANY, N.Y. - The Flint, Michigan, water crisis is helping to shed light on water contamination cases across the nation, including in Hoosick Falls…

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Advocates Push NY State for Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants

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Undocumented Immigrant to NY Attorney: Vargas Case Signals Hope

NEW YORK - As the first undocumented immigrant admitted to the New York State Bar, Cesar Vargas is a permanent part of history. But the immigration …

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NY Farming Group Opposes Cuomo's Minimum Wage Hike Proposal

ALBANY, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to raise New York's minimum wage to $15 an hour is praised by many. But the New York Farm Bureau …

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New York to Revamp Training for Child Welfare Caseworkers

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. - The state of New York plans to revamp the way it trains child welfare caseworkers. The Office of Children and Family Services …

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More Cases of Human Trafficking Reported in N.Y., U.S.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – More cases of human trafficking are being reported – and that could be a good thing. A new study by Polaris, an anti-…

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Gov't Panel Issues Guidelines for Screening Pregnant Women, Mothers For Depression

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Both pregnant women and women who recently have given birth should be screened for depression. That's the recommendation by …

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NYC Grocery-Worker Law to Protect Employees Draws Critics

NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign a new bill protecting supermarket workers. The Grocery Worker Retention Act …

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Study: Income Inequality Greater Than Before the Great Recession

NEW YORK - Income inequality in the United States is higher today than before the Great Recession - and it continues to rise, according to …

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Keeping NY Seniors Connected is Key in Treating Depression

NEW YORK – Depression is the most common mental health problem that older adults face, according to the Centers for Disease Control and …

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