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    PNS Daily News - November 24, 20150 

    In focus on today’s nationwide rundown; we head into peak travel season with a worldwide travel alert from the State Department; some courts taking time today to give thanks to families; and concerns that climate change could wipe the oysters out of turkey dressing.

Public News Service - Utah

Nancy Madsen-Wilkerson, Utah's 2015 Portrait of Care honoree, with a painting of her and her mother. Credit: AARP Utah

SALT LAKE CITY - November is Family Caregiver Month and AARP is celebrating by recognizing the 40 million Americans who help older parents, spouses and other loved ones live independently at home. Laura Polacheck, communications director with AARP Utah, says the 336,000 Utahns who selflessly give ...Read More

Public News Service - UT

Critics are calling for the impeachment of a controversial Utah judge. Credit: Serggn/

SALT LAKE CITY – A movement is gaining steam to oust a Utah judge who sparked a national controversy when he ordered an infant to be removed from her foster parents' home last week – because the foster parents are lesbians. Judge Scott Johansen has since reversed his decision, but the g...Read More

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Friday is World Vasectomy Day. Credit: Pixabay

SALT LAKE CITY - Today is World Vasectomy Day, and an environmental group wants men to consider, as they jokingly put it, "getting whacked for wildlife." It's a campaign to get people talking about a sensitive subject - in light of what some see as the planet's overpopulation and its environmental ...Read More

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A coalition of environmental organizations oppose a plan to spend Utah money to build a coal shipping terminal in California. Credit: Joe Belanger/iStockphoto.

SALT LAKE CITY – Environmental advocates are calling on Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes to reject a plan to spend millions of dollars in public funds to help build a coal-shipping terminal in California. The organizations sent Reyes a letter on Monday, asking him to block the Community Impac...Read More

Public News Service - UT

Around 9.4 percent of Utah children lack health insurance, according to a new report from Georgetown University. Credit: Pamela Moore/iStock

SALT LAKE CITY - Around 9.4 percent of Utah's children are uninsured, giving the state the fifth worst record in the country, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The study showed that the rate of uninsured children nationally dropped to a histo...Read More

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Dr. Vandana Shiva of India speaks at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Salt Lake City. Credit: N.C. Interfaith Power and Light

SALT LAKE CITY - Almost 10,000 religious leaders from around the world are fired up and ready to act on the major issues affecting the world today, after attending the four-day Parliament of the World's Religions, which finished up on Monday in Salt Lake City. Susannah Tuttle, director of North Car...Read More

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Utah Republicans on Tuesday rejected Medicaid expansion for the second time. Credit: peopleimages/iStock

SALT LAKE CITY - Health-care advocates in Utah are slamming the decision by state House Republicans to again reject Medicaid expansion. The majority caucus in the state Legislature on Tuesday rejected the Utah Access Plus plan that was crafted by six of its own leaders. The plan would have closed t...Read More

Public News Service - UT

An American dentist won't be prosecuted in Zimbabwe for killing Cecil the lion, but a poll indicates that outrage over the incident is prompting two-thirds of U.S. voters to reject trophy hunting, including against mountain lions in Utah. Courtesy: HSUS

SALT LAKE CITY - Officials in Zimbabwe have decided that an American dentist did not break the law when he killed a lion known as Cecil, but a new poll indicates the lion's death is having strong repercussions among American voters. The poll shows Americans are turning thumbs down on trophy hunting...Read More

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