PNS Daily Newscast - February 17, 2020 

44 Americans infected, but not all show signs of coronavirus illness; and many NC counties declare themselves 'Second Amendment sanctuaries.'

2020Talks - February 17, 2020 

Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

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PHOTO: Dr. Ralph Prows is CEO of Oregon's Health CO-OP, a nonprofit alternative to traditional health insurers. Courtesy of Dr. Prows.
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PORTLAND, Ore. - It's been a year of milestones for Oregon's Health CO-OP, the nonprofit organization formed as an alternative to traditional insurers as part of the Affordable Care Act. This month, the state has received the federal approval it needs for Cover Oregon, the new health insurance exc ...Read More

GRAPHIC:  A listing of clinics, as well as substance abuse treatment centers in each county, is at

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The school shootings in Connecticut have sparked a national dialogue about the availability of mental health care. Even though Wyoming is a frontier state, there is a mental health clinic in every county. Peak Wellness Center executive director Dr. David Birney says holiday stress ...Read More

Picture: Dental health is the number one unmet health need in Ohio.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - For many Ohioans, the old novelty song "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth" is a reminder that they have gone another year without getting dental care they need. Kathy Mattise of Ravenna says dental insurance has never been offered at the jobs where she works, and it's ...Read More

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Families in Missouri and around the nation may be having a tough time getting into the holiday spirit because of the school shooting in Connecticut. Doctors and psychologists say it's common for children to become anxious after such events, even when they happen far away. Dr. De ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report on Maryland charter school reforms makes recommendations about transparency and accountability.

BALTIMORE - Maryland's charter school laws have been on the books for ten years, and while many members of the General Assembly have acknowledged the need for updates, plans last session didn't make it to a vote. A new report on charter school reform is designed to help lawmakers get the job done ...Read More

PHOTO: The Hope Lodge has provided the equivalent of 45,000 free room stays for residents of Greater Minnesota who are in the Twin Cities for cancer treatment. Courtesy American Cancer Society.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A home away from home for cancer patients across Minnesota is celebrating its fifth anniversary. The American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge is a place where out-of-town patients and their caregivers can stay for free while receiving treatment in the Twin Cities. Manager Mary Wiles ...Read More

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