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PNS Daily News - December 12, 2019 


A House Committee begins debate on articles of impeachment; Washington state is set to launch a paid family, medical leave program; advocates for refugees say disinformation clouds their case; and a new barrier to abortion in Kentucky.

2020Talks - December 12, 2019 


Today’s the deadline to qualify for this month’s debate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang made it - the only non-white candidate who’ll be on stage. Plus, former Secretary Julián Castro questions the order of primary contests.

Archive: November 4, 2009

CHICAGO - If you're wistfully eyeing that leftover Halloween candy, the American Heart Association (AHA) of Illinois wants you to think it over before reaching into the bowl. Today is "Start! Eating Healthy Day," a chance for Illinois residents to get into a healthy mindset that can last through the ...Read More

ELGIN, Minn. - Minnesota's farming community is in the spotlight this week, as U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan visited a thriving, pasture-based livestock operation in the southeastern part of the state on Tuesday. The Klein family, graduates of the Land Stewardship ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. - St. Paul Public Schools have attracted so much recent attention that Kathleen Merrigan, U.S. Department of Agriculture deputy secretary, says she's "going back to school," touring the public school commissary to learn how the district is implementing a successful farm-to-school pro ...Read More

GAINESVILLE, Fla - Farming in Florida is an industry worth more than $6 billion a year, and now, the state's higher education system has received some much-needed extra cash to "grow" a future crop of farmers. U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan has awarded $17 million ...Read More

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - After an extensive examination of hospital records from 37 states, researchers from Johns Hopkins Children's Center have concluded that uninsured children are 60 percent more likely to die after being admitted to a hospital than those who have health insurance. The study's lead ...Read More

PHOENIX - We've all heard the advice by now: if you think you might be coming down with H1N1 or any kind of flu, stay home from work. But some studies show up to half of private-sector workers, in Arizona and across the country, have no paid sick leave. So, Jendean Sartain, Deputy Director for the G ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - More than $67 million in clean energy stimulus money is bound for the Buckeye State. Three "smart grid" projects in Ohio are among the 100 across the nation that will share $3.4 billion in federal grants announced last week by President Obama. The grants are being made to companies ...Read More

MT. VERNON, Wash. - If you hear howling this week, it's more likely to be a rancher or conservationist than a wolf. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is taking public comments on a final draft of its plan to manage the gray wolf population in the state. Some believe the four alt ...Read More

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