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To support democracy and promote public dialogue in a rapidly changing media environment, Public News Service (PNS) is a member-supported news service that advocates journalism in the public interest. PNS's network of state-based news services distribute high quality public interest news and information to both mainstream and alternative media on a daily basis. Support comes from non-profit organizations, foundations, individuals and businesses for social responsibility.

January, 2017

December, 2016

  • 28 December

    Think Tank Challenges Brookings Report on Segregation

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – An education think tank has taken a closer look at a report on school segregation that came out this fall from the Center for Children and Families at the Brookings Institution. It …

  • 26 December

    Texas Closely Watches Fate of NC’s Divisive “Bathroom Bill”

    AUSTIN, Texas – Advocates for the LGBT community in Texas are voicing concerns that North Carolina’s failure to overturn a controversial “bathroom bill” will encourage some Texas lawmakers to pursue a similar measure. North Carolina …

  • 21 December

    AARP: Texas Seniors Targeted for Fraud Over Holidays

    AUSTIN, Texas – The holidays are a time of good feelings and generosity for many, but AARP warns that older Texans often are prime targets for fraud and abuse during the season. For many seniors, …

  • 9 December

    Doctors Warn Against Overdosing on Cold and Flu Medications

    HENDERSON, Nev. – Cold and flu season is officially here, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans catch about 1 billion colds every year. Seven in 10 use over-the-counter medications to …

  • 7 December

    Report: Border Patrol Practices Cause Deaths, Disappearances

    TUCSON, Ariz. – The U.S. Border Patrol purposely drives migrants into remote desert areas, causing hundreds to get lost and disappear in 2015. That’s one finding in a new report by two Tucson-based immigrants’ rights …

  • 5 December

    Texas May Face Lawsuit Over New Abortion Regulations

    AUSTIN, Texas – Recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings have struck down several anti-abortion restrictions, but advocates for women’s reproductive rights say some states, including Texas, still have onerous regulations on the books. Last week, lawsuits …

  • 3 December

    Tips for Gifts that Inspire Gratitude, Generosity

    DENVER – People feel more grateful for what they have done than for what they have, according to new research, and that feeling of gratitude also leads to more generous behavior. Thomas Gilovich, a co-author …

November, 2016

  • 17 November

    Report: Critical Need for More, Better-Trained Foster Parents

    AUSTIN, Texas – There is a critical need for more and better-trained foster parents to care for children whose lives have been turned upside down, a new report says. The Annie E. Casey Foundation study …

  • 16 November

    BLM Finalizes Rule to Curb Natural-Gas Waste

    SANTA FE, N.M. – In these waning days of the Obama administration, the Bureau of Land Management just finalized a new set of rules to cut down on natural-gas emissions at well sites on public …

  • 14 November

    BLM Promotes Renewable Energy for NM Public Lands

    The Bureau of Land Management has finalized rules that encourage increased solar and wind energy production on public lands, and it’s making New Mexico a priority. The policies create a competitive process similar to the …

  • 12 November

    Post-Election, What Lies Ahead for LGBT Rights?

    NEW YORK – There could be some trouble for LGBT rights during the Trump presidency. Donald Trump has said he would like to overturn national same-sex marriage rights, and as Indiana’s governor, Mike Pence championed …

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