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PNS Daily Newscast - August 21, 2019 


The Trump administration weakens banking regulations; and events this weekend mark the 400th anniversary of slavery in the United States. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes: “This is PNS.”)

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Archive: February 28, 2007

A lot has changed in Iowa since the state's Container Deposit Law -- known as the "Bottle Bill" -- was enacted in 1978. There are all sorts of different containers that weren't dreamed of then and the cost of recycling bottles and cans has increased. Tom Hadden, executive director of Metro Waste ...Read More

Every year the number of births by Cesarean increases in Iowa; it's now at just over 29 percent. In the past, the surgery was performed only when the health of mother or baby was at risk, now a Cesarean can be scheduled for convenience or other non-essential reasons. Risks to mother and infant may ...Read More

A new survey finds over 90 percent of Minnesotans want to allow Medicare to use its bargaining power to negotiate for lower prescription drug prices. AARP Minnesota spokeswoman Michele Kimball says there is strong support for allowing the federal Medicare program to deal with drug companies for dis ...Read More

The challenge: find a family care doctor in New Hampshire who is accepting new patients, or in rural areas, try to find a family doctor within 20 miles. There's a shortage, according to the Bi-State Primary Care Association. Dr. Philip Boulter of the New Hampshire Citizens Health Initiative says it' ...Read More

Many seniors could stay out of expensive nursing homes with just a little help, and a proposed state law would make it easier for them to live at home. Senate Bill 5 would expand the state's "Passport" program, which uses Medicaid funds to provide home care and living assistance to seniors. The b ...Read More

Ohio's smoking ban will get some teeth, possibly as soon as April, if proposed enforcement rules are approved as planned. At a public hearing in Columbus, the State Health Department took comments on its plan, which includes a warning for first-time offenders, and fines of $100 and up for businesses ...Read More

Hopping in the car and running to the store is something most people do every day, but for a growing number of Oregonians that's not an option. Seniors and people with disabilities are in Salem to ask lawmakers to help support transportation for folks who would otherwise be housebound, especially in ...Read More

Payday lending is a $1.4 billion business in Washington, and the best customers are working families in financial crisis. This session, legislative committees have considered 15 bills to "reform" the industry, and several are still in play, but consumer groups say none of them would do what is neces ...Read More

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