PNS Daily Newscast - February 28 2020 

Coronavirus updates from coast to coast; and safety-net programs face deep cuts by Trump administration.

2020Talks - February 28, 2020 

Tomorrow are the South Carolina primaries, and former VP Joe Biden leads in the poll, followed by winner of the first three contests, Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Tom Steyer. Some Republican South Carolinians may vote for Sanders because they want closed primaries.

Archive: December 23, 2013

Community Health Care Workers and nurses are taking the breast cancer battle to the streets of southeast Wisconsin with mobile screening labs. (Pink awareness ribbon courtesy of ACS)

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - The American Cancer Society (ACS) is taking the breast-cancer battle to the streets. With support from Kohl's Cares, the ACS Community Health Care Workers program sends nurses and trained professionals out into communities around southeast Wisconsin to give clinical breast exams a ...Read More

PHOTO: The Conservation Stewardship Program provides incentives for farmers that take certain steps to help with things such as water quality and soil health. CREDIT: Derek Bakken

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The annual enrollment for the Conservation Stewardship Program is under way. It's an effort that's finding much success in Minnesota. Under CSP, incentives are provided to farmers to strengthen water quality, protect wildlife habitat and enhance soil health. According to Don Baloun ...Read More

PHOTO: Since November, members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) have held

PORTLAND, Ore. - Ten years is a long time to go without health insurance, but that's the kind of story members of SEIU have been hearing at enrollment fairs the union has held around the state to help people sign up for new coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Laranne Kealiher says the first thin ...Read More

PHOTO: Medicaid expansion represents an opportunity to expand dental coverage to an estimated 275,000 Ohioans  but only if there are enough dentists willing to provide it. Photo courtesy of Dental Access Now!

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio is facing a dental dilemma. The recent expansion of Medicaid gives 275,000 Ohioans a way to pay for needed medical services, including oral health care - but coverage doesn't necessarily mean access. Ohio has 81 designated "dental provider shortage areas" - communities and coun ...Read More

Photo: NH family caregiver sharing her experience with Dr. Oz. Ten tips for avoiding holiday burnout are available at the AARP website ( Photo courtesy Fox 25

PEMBROKE, N.H. - 'Tis the season... to have way too many things to do. That can be especially true for caregivers, who are always looking for the next thing they need to do for family members in their care. Tammy Boucher is caring for a mom in her 80s and two young children in Pembroke. She sugges ...Read More

Photo: Environmental advocates call it

NEW YORK - The call is going out for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to put a lid on New Yorkers' 10-billion-disposable bags-per-year habit by imposing a fee on retailers who package what they sell in disposable bags. Saima Anjam, government affairs associate, Environmental Advocates of New York, estimated that m ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report from the Center for Rural Affairs finds that people living in small towns and rural areas are most likely to affected by the

HELENA, Mont. - Today is the deadline for applying for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and because Montana did not accept federal Medicaid funding, thousands have fallen into what's being called the "Medicaid gap." Jon Bailey, director of rural policy at the Center for Rural Affairs, did ...Read More

PHOTO: The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is pitching in as kids are out of school during the holidays, by serving meals they might otherwise miss. Photo courtesy Food Bank of Northern Nevada.

RENO, Nev. - Families whose budgets are already stretched thin have a tougher time during the holidays, when their kids are out of school and not getting some meals there. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is helping these children over their holiday break. Jocelyn Lantrip with the Food Bank said t ...Read More

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