PNS Daily Newscast - January 19, 2018 

It will be up to the U.S. Senate today to take the next step, if a government shutdown is to be averted; also in focus on our Friday rundown, President Trump extends Religious-Refusal Protections to health providers; and, we will tell you about a 15 year old in North Carolina who just formed a Political Action Committee.

Daily Newscasts

Public News Service - CA: Mental Health

Doctors rush a patient to care. Enrollment for coverage under the Affordable Care Act ends at midnight today. (JillK61)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – You have until midnight today to sign up for California's version of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Health-care advocates raised concerns last week when the new administration reportedly stopped advertising the open-enrollment period. After some pushba

A new law requires California doctors to have access to the state's database that tracks prescriptions for opioid painkillers.(dodgerton skillhause/morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Starting today, all doctors in California must be registered for access to the state's prescription database. It's part of an effort to stop drug-addicted patients from "doctor shopping" to get pain pills. The Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System,

The ACLU has filed a suit with the California Supreme Court that could help Californians sentenced as kids to life without parole get an attorney and a re-sentencing hearing. (Arnoshwithal/morguefile)

SAN FRANCISCO - The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit with the state Supreme Court in San Francisco Monday with far-reaching consequences for the 255 people sentenced to die in prison for crimes committed as juveniles. The suit seeks a re-sentencing hearing for Leif Taylor, who has se

The deadline to sign up for health insurance through the CoveredCA exchange is Sun., Jan. 31. (Cathy Yeulet/iStockphoto)

LOS ANGELES - If you want to sign up for health insurance and get help paying for it you only have until Sunday to get it done. The healthcare marketplace's annual open enrollment period closes Jan. 31 and won't reopen until the fall. If you don't have insurance, there's a penalty of about $700 per

A bill to force transparency in prescription drug prices stalled in the California State Assembly Monday. (Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile)

LOS ANGELES - Once again a bill to force drug makers to justify why certain drugs cost so much died in the California State Legislature. On Monday, Assembly member David Chiu pulled the bill, known as A.B. 463, when it became apparent it would not pass the Assembly Health Committee. The bill woul

Today is the Mothers Against Drunk Driving National Day of Remembrance. Credit: ldless/iStock

LOS ANGELES - Today is the first-ever national day of remembrance for people who have died in alcohol-related car crashes, the survivors, and their families. It's organized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, also known as MADD, as part of its 35th birthday celebration. There will be events in do

Martin Luther King Junior Community Hospital reopened in South Los Angeles on Tuesday. The facility is updated and under new management.Courtesy of MLK Jr. Community Hospital

LOS ANGELES - One of the poorest areas of South Los Angeles got a gleaming new 131-bed hospital Tuesday. Martin Luther King Junior Community Hospital opened its doors, seven years after its troubled predecessor, nicknamed "Killer King," was forced to shut down when the federal government pulled all

PHOTO: A new report says too many foster kids end up in group homes and looks at ways to place more kids in stable families. Photo courtesy of the Annie E. Casey Foundation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Too many of California's foster children are stuck in group homes when they should be placed with a loving family. That's according to a new report – "Every Kid Needs a Family: Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success" – released today.

1 of 3 pages   1 2 3 >  Last »