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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Archive: October 28, 2013

PHOTO: Reforming prison policy should be part of building a new state prison in Utah, according to Isaac Holyoak at the Alliance for a Better Utah. Image courtesy of the Utah Department of Corrections.

SALT LAKE CITY - Reforming prison policy should be part of the process of building a new state prison in Utah, according to Isaac Holyoak, communications director, Alliance for a Better UTAH. State lawmakers formed the Prison Relocation and Development Authority (PRADA) to consider locations where t ...Read More

PHOTO: Overcrowding at Albuquerque's Metropolitan Detention Center is causing hundreds of inmates to be housed in Texas jails at a huge cost to taxpayers, according to New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association President-elect Matt Coyte. Image courtesy of Bernalillo County.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Overcrowding at Albuquerque's Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) is causing hundreds of inmates to be housed in Texas jails at a huge cost to taxpayers, according to New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association President-elect Matt Coyte. He said many non-violent offenders li ...Read More

PHOTO:An Ohio facility is paving the way in finding the right balance between medical and psychiatric care to help treat young children. Photo: child with mom and doctor. Courtesy of Cincinnati Children's.

CINCINNATI, Ohio - Up to one in five children suffers from a mental disorder, but most pediatric facilities have limited mental health resources. However, for 10 years, an Ohio hospital has been balancing the medical and psychiatric needs of young patients. Cincinnati Children's College Hill Campu ...Read More

PHOTO: New research found childhood poverty impacted how much the two regions of the prefrontal cortex (as shown in orange circles) were engaged during emotion regulation. Photo:brain. Courtesy UIC.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - New research finds that the stress of growing up poor can have a lasting effect on a child, predictive of a greater risk of both physical and psychological problems as an adult. The senior author of the study, Dr. K. Luan Phan, professor of psychiatry at the University of Illinoi ...Read More

Photo: The Florida AFL-CIO is concerned about workers losing benefits like earned sick days and a living wage. Courtesy: Florida AFL-CIO

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Just months after the Florida legislature passed a state law (HB 655) that preempted any local laws requiring employers to offer earned sick time, a task force formed by the state senate is meeting to revisit the issue of employer-provided benefits, including the right of local g ...Read More

Photo: Sample Voter Report Card being sent to NC homes this week. Courtesy: Southern Coalition for Social Justice

RALEIGH, N.C. - It may have been a while since many North Carolinians got a report card, but some will this week, grading how much they have exercised their right to vote. Fifty-thousand mailers will go out. The organization behind the effort hopes it will encourage people to "up their score" by vot ...Read More

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AUSTIN, Texas - It has been a far from smooth roll-out for the country's new health care exchange, but fixes are under way, and those having troubles with enrollment have been told to keep trying. Trelisha Brown, managing attorney, Texas Legal Services Center, said despite the glitches, the marketpl ...Read More

PHOTO: Tennessee is among the states that did not create its own health care exchange, so patience is being urged while fixes to the marketplace are under way.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The race is on to fix glitches in the roll-out of America's new online health care marketplace, and patience is being urged for those trying to sign up. Since Tennessee did not create its own exchange, it is among the states using the federal website. Steven Emmert, COO, Planned ...Read More

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