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    PNS Daily News - August 5, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; federal funding for Planned Parenthood remains uncertain as another political showdown looms; and America’s failing roads are costing drivers hundreds of dollars in extra vehicle service and maintenance expense each year; and we report on a major wilderness designation in Idaho.

Public News Service - Utah

PHOTO: Drivers on the Wasatch Front pay up to $640 extra each year in vehicle maintenance and repair as a result of the area's crumbling infrastructure, according to a new report. Photo courtesy Utah Department of Transportation.

SALT LAKE CITY - Failing roads across the Wasatch Front can cost each driver up to $640 in extra vehicle repair and maintenance expense each year, according to a report from TRIP, a transportation research group. Abby Albrecht, executive director of the Utah Transportation Coalition, said the repor...Read More

Public News Service - UT

PHOTO: President Barack Obama has finalized the Clean Power Plan, which creates new, tougher emissions standards for power plants. Two new reports predict the new guidelines will also save people money on their power bills. Photo courtesy of the White House.

SALT LAKE CITY – The Clean Power Plan, which President Obama finalized Monday, is expected to help energy consumers in Utah and around the country save money on their utility bills. Synapse Energy Economics, which developed a model that includes investments in renewable energy and energy effi...Read More

Public News Service - UT

PHOTO: North Creek in Southern Utah, once popular for trout fishing, is being restored following wildfire devastation that has killed off much of the fishery. Photo courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

BEAVER, Utah - An area in Southern Utah once known for trout fishing, then all but destroyed by wildfire, is being restored with hopes of recapturing some of that fishing glory. Lynn Chamberlain, outreach manager for the southern region with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, says crews are...Read More

Public News Service - UT

PHOTO: Children who benefited from Medicaid expansion are more likely to have better health, get a good education and earn more money, according to a new study from the Georgetown University Center on Children and Families. Photo courtesy of the Connecticut Department of Health.

SALT LAKE CITY – A report released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Medicaid has found the program improves a child's long-term health, education and economic success. On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation that established Medicare and Medicaid. This week's ...Read More

Public News Service - UT

PHOTO: If you've spent much of this year trying to pay down your credit card debt, you're not alone. According to a recent report, Americans paid off $35 billion in credit card debt in the first quarter of this year. Photo credit: Montana Department of Justice.

SALT LAKE CITY - It's looking to be a better year financially for those in Utah and across the country as a recent analysis shows that Americans are making progress in paying down their credit card debt. According to the study by CardHub, a card comparison website, almost $35 billion in credit car...Read More

Public News Service - UT

PHOTO: Utah and other Western states could gain from expanded efforts of farmers, ranchers and government agencies in Montana, working collaboratively to preserve habitat for sage-grouse. Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

GROUSE CREEK, Utah – Efforts underway in Montana to restore and protect habitat for sage-grouse, a bird that faces a possible endangered species listing, could benefit Utah and other Western states. Jason Weller, chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), met with Montana sta...Read More

Public News Service - UT

PHOTO: Farmers in Utah and around the country could benefit from a partnership involving the U.S.D.A. and NASA, which should lead to a better understanding of soil moisture levels as growers continue to deal with historic drought. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Commerce.

SALT LAKE CITY - A partnership involving the U.S. Department of Agriculture and NASA could benefit farmers in Utah and elsewhere as the nation adjusts to the impact of climate change. U.S.D.A. Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden says the agreement will expand cooperation on space-borne remote sensing eff...Read More

Public News Service - UT

PHOTO: People in Utah providing unpaid care for a family member, partner or friend make an economic contribution which is measured in the billions of dollars, according to a new report from AARP. Photo courtesy of AARP Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY - A report out today measures the huge economic contribution made by hundreds of thousands of people in Utah who act as caregivers for a family member, partner or friend. AARP's "Valuing the Invaluable" report shows that in a recent year 336,000 unpaid caregivers in the state provid...Read More

Public News Service - UT

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