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PNS Daily Newscast - November 14, 2019 


New evidence arises from the first impeachment hearing; one in four federal student loan borrowers defaults early on; and growing proof that vaping isn't the healthy alternative it was thought to be.

2020Talks - November 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

Daily Newscasts

Archive: September 7, 2012

PHOTO: A new school year can be fraught with concerns in the current climate of budget cuts.

PORTLAND, Ore. - For most Oregon kids, this has been back-to-school week, which also means major adjustments for parents and teachers. School districts around the state are juggling fewer dollars and fewer staff members. At the same time, they're adopting new "Common Core Standards" for learning, an ...Read More

PHOTO: Sterling Harders. Courtesy of SEIU Healthcare 775 Northwest.
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SEATAC, Wash. - One of Washington state's fastest-growing labor unions kicks off its annual convention today in SeaTac. SEIU Healthcare 775 represents 43,000 caregivers who work in people's homes and in nursing care facilities. It's the union's tenth year in the Northwest, and convention attendees w ...Read More

PHOTO: Volunteers working on a home last year for the National Day of Service. Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A dozen houses are being upgraded all at once Saturday in Cheyenne. The entire block will receive weatherization, safety improvements and new landscaping as part of the National Day of Service and Remembrance, to mark the September 11 anniversary. Josh Nicholas, executive director ...Read More

GRAPHIC: A land swap between the State of Utah and the Ute Indian Tribe appears to be stalled in the U.S. Senate after passing in the House in June.

FORT DUCHESNE, Utah - Perhaps no one in Utah is more anxious for Congress to end its summer break and get back to work this month than members of the Ute Indian Tribe. A bill that allows the exchange of mineral rights on one parcel of land for another on the Ute reservation was passed by the House i ...Read More

BALTIMORE - Maryland's DREAM Act received a few shout-outs at the Democratic National Convention. The state law is being challenged on the ballot in November under Question 4. It allows undocumented immigrant children to attend college at in-state tuition rates under certain conditions. It's similar ...Read More

PHOTO: Doctor and baby. CREDIT: CDF-MN

ST. PAUL, Minn. - There's a new effort underway in Minnesota to ensure that mothers who experience depression after childbirth are getting treatment. Marcie Jefferys, policy development director at the Children's Defense Fund of Minnesota, says some mothers who suffer with serious postpartum depress ...Read More

PHOTO: Taylor and Jacobs pose inside the Time Warner Cable Arena

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's a mass exodus of delegates, media and officials from Charlotte today, after the 2012 DNC wrapped up last night with President Obama accepting his party's nomination for re-election. The Democrats used the convention to flesh out their platform, but delegates were also using th ...Read More

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas ranks third-worst nationally among states when it comes to the rate of households struggling against hunger, according to data released this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The new figures come just as national polling reveals broad support for maintaining "SNAP," t ...Read More

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