PNS Daily Newscast - March 21, 2018 

Authorities respond to another explosion in Austin Texas. Also on our rundown: A school resource officer credited with bringing a swift end to a shooting incident at a Maryland high school, The North Carolina GOP silent on an apparent Cambrrige Analytica connection; and an Alabama Medicaid Work requirement plan called a Catch-22.

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Public News Service - NE: Health Issues

Gov. Pete Ricketts is being accused of partisan politics for using the state budget to attempt to restrict Title X funding to some health clinics. (Matt Johnson/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. – A battle over Title X funding is front and center at the statehouse today. Senators will discuss Gov. Pete Ricketts' mainline budget provision that would restrict funding to Title X clinics that offer abortion-related services, along with other health care. As a former senato

The disabilities-rights community says it was not consulted on a bill in Congress promising so-called

LINCOLN, Neb. – A bill in Congress aimed at strengthening the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may not be what it seems, according to its critics. The U.S. House could vote this week on the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620), which would give businesses accused of not comply

Experts say striving for the perfect holiday can leave people feeling overburdened and defeated (Pixabay)

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The shopping, decorations, baking and parties during the holiday season can leave some folks feeling more misery than merriment. Dr. Diane Marti, public education coordinator at the Nebraska Psychological Association, said the holiday blues are not uncommon. And those who already

More than 84,000 Nebraskans signed up for federal Health Insurance Marketplace coverage in 2017. (Pixabay)

LINCOLN, Neb. – Open enrollment for the federal Health Insurance Marketplace begins in just three weeks – on Nov. 1 – and Nebraskans looking for health coverage are encouraged to prepare now. The enrollment period for 2018 plans is just 45 days, down from 90 days last year. The

Medical experts say family-planning services help women plan for children and avoid unintended pregnancy. (Pixabay)

LINCOLN, Neb. – After weeks of closed-door meetings, Senate Republicans released their legislation last week to repeal Obamacare. GOP leaders claim the plan will stabilize insurance markets, remove mandates and provide flexibility for states. But Janele George, director of federal reproducti

Over the next 10 years, the first baby boomers will be turning 80, and not all states are ready for the

LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska needs to pick up the pace to ensure its older adults will have the care they need as they age, a new report warns. With baby boomers turning 80 over the next decade, new demands will be placed on a flawed long-term care system, according to a scorecard released today by AAR

Opponents contend the Keystone XL Pipeline will never be in the public interest. (Elvert Barnes/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. - The battle over the Keystone XL pipeline is heating up in Nebraska. The Trump administration gave a green light to the pipeline, and it's up to the Nebraska Public Service Commission to decide if TransCanada will be allowed to construct part of the route through the Sandhills. The $

Language in Nebraska's state budget bill could mean restricting health care access for at least 14,000 women. (Daniel Lobo/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska's budget debate enters round two this week amid a controversy over what some say is a sly attempt to reduce access to health services for low income women. The budget bill, LB 327, advanced last week with language that would change the way health care providers qualify to

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