PNS Daily Newscast - May 17, 2019 

West Coast immigrants' rights groups pan President Trump’s new immigration proposal as “elitist.” Also on the Friday rundown: Consumer advocates want stronger energy-efficiency standards. And we'll take you to a state that ranks near the bottom for senior mental health.

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Archive: July 29, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio - This week the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is 19 years old, and advocates for people with disabilities in Ohio say it's a birthday worth celebrating, because the rewards over the years have been numerous. The measure prohibits discrimination in a wide range of employment ...Read More

RICHMOND, Va. - Abused and battered women from other nations will find less resistance on the path toward starting their lives over by coming to the United States. A recent court case shows the Obama administration is reversing Bush-era positions that had made it nearly impossible for abused women t ...Read More

RICHMOND, Va. - President Barack Obama will meet with 100 employees of a Kroger supermarket in Virginia to discuss his plans for health care reform. Kroger says it spent more than $1 billion on health insurance for its employees last year. A highlight of the president's visit will be discussion of ...Read More

MADISON, Wis. - The new budget signed into law by Governor Jim Doyle earlier this month is expected to end what had been a major roadblock for some people who need mental health treatment. The new rules will allow mental health professionals to direct-bill insurance companies and Medical Assistance ...Read More

NEW YORK - The nation's obesity problem was put on a scale this week, and experts who 'weighed in' on the subject in the Journal of Health Affairs claim the percentage of obese adults has risen to 27 percent nationwide. New Yorkers are doing slightly better, at 24 percent, at least partly because t ...Read More

CHICAGO - An increasing number of Illinois children and families are slipping into poverty and facing uncertain financial futures, according to the latest "Kids Count Data Book." It says the percentage of Illinois children living in poverty increased 13 percent between 2000 and 2007. The state main ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - The second week in August is "National Health Center Week," recognizing the contributions of community health centers. Iowa has 13 such centers, that provided affordable health care to more than 140,000 in the last year. Tori Squires, senior program director for the Iowa/Nebraska ...Read More

AMES, Iowa - It looks like Iowa farmers will have to adapt in order to avoid crop failures resulting from climate change in coming years, according to a new report compiled by local, regional and federal scientists and climatologists. Professor Gene Takle directs the Climate Science Initiative, par ...Read More

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