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.

Archive: July 30, 2012

PHOTO: Wind turbines.

MILFORD, Utah - Three sites in Utah are among 17 chosen in six western states by federal agencies as promising spots to develop large-scale solar-energy projects on public land. But the news doesn't necessarily mean the development will follow. Milford Flats, and the Escalante and Wah Wah Valleys, ...Read More

PHOTO: The Affordable Care Act stops discrimination and opens the door to quality coverage for all people with pre-existing health conditions across the country.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Some 2.7 million Pennsylvanians with pre-existing medical conditions have a new safety net as part of the Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, according to a just-released report by Families USA. Executive Director Ron Pollack says his group's study demonstra ...Read More


AUSTIN, Texas - A new study of elderly, low-income Latinos reveals significantly higher rates of abuse, neglect and exploitation than previous estimates. The report's lead author, Marguerite DeLiema, University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology, says that, at first glance, abuse of ...Read More

PHOTO: Year after year, the demand for trained welders grows.

DES MOINES, Iowa - Year after year, the demand for trained welders grows but the supply dwindles as veteran welders retire. And educators are having a tough time keeping up, with a waiting list at Des Moines Area Community College. DMACC Welding Department Chair Mike Rahn says many learning the trad ...Read More

PHOTO: Donít expect to go wide open right away if you have taken a break from exercising, make your you are listening to your body, continue exercising and try not to take but maybe tone it down a little bit during the heat.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The hot and humid conditions in South Dakota this summer, with many days in the 90s and near 100 degrees, make it difficult to get outside and keep an active, heart-healthy lifestyle. However, Chrissy Spoo with the American Heart Association of South Dakota says there are creativ ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Kids count data wheel.

CHICAGO - When it comes to providing education and health care to children, Illinois has been doing fairly well. But, according to a new nationwide report, the state has not been doing enough to lift them out of poverty. The annual KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds more a ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Michigan Kids Count report

LANSING, Mich. - The new Annie E. Casey Foundation's national KIDS COUNT Data Book finds more and more Michigan children living in poverty, and more parents having trouble finding stable employment. The foundation's Laura Speer says the numbers are disturbing in two areas. "The child poverty rate w ...Read More

PHOTO: Health insurance paperwork

CONCORD, N.H. - Medicare turns 47 today, and supporters in New Hampshire say there is plenty to celebrate, despite what they see as efforts by some in Congress to end the program. Natasha Perez, regional field director for the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, says Medic ...Read More

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