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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2019 


Chants of a different sort greet U.S. Rep. Omar upon her return home to Minnesota. Also on our Friday rundown: A new report says gunshot survivors need more outreach, support. Plus, sharing climate-change perspectives in Charlotte.

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Archive: March 25, 2013

The American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3 will soon give Wisconsinites a chance to get directly involved in life-saving cancer research.

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. - Past research by the American Cancer Society has led to several breakthroughs, such as finding the links that cigarettes and obesity have to cancer. Now, Wisconsinites have an opportunity to sign up for another major study, "Cancer Prevention Study-3" (CPS3), which is intended to ...Read More

GRAPH: Projected Medicaid spending over 2011-2020 has fallen by more than $200 billion since Aug. 2010. Chart by Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, based on CBO figures.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Health care providers, patients, and some chambers of commerce in Missouri are hoping to convince Republican lawmakers that rejecting the Medicaid expansion could hurt Missouri's economy. GOP governors in eight other states have already dropped their opposition to expanding Med ...Read More

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Maryland has become the latest state to repeal its death penalty, and a half-dozen others are considering doing so, including Arkansas. New legislation (HB 2166 and SB 1055) in the state House and Senate would give maximum life sentences instead. Arkansas hasn't executed anyone ...Read More

PHOTO: An AARP analysis found California's veterans would lose more than $1 billion over ten years if Congress adopts the so-called
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Veterans' groups and senior advocates are urging Congress to reject a proposal they say would have a devastating effect on California's veterans. The so-called "chained CPI (Consumer Price Index)" is a new method of adjusting for inflation for calculating cost-of-living increase ...Read More

PHOTO: Consumer advocates say land-line phones are still used widely, especially by seniors and those in rural areas, but telecom companies are pushing Internet-based alternatives which are much less regulated.  Courtesy Mark Scheerer.

LOS ANGELES - Millions of consumers have cancelled their old land-line telephone service and replaced it with wireless phones. But many seniors and people who live in rural areas still depend on land-lines, and consumer watchdogs are making sure they don't lose them. Also, there are those who perhap ...Read More

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SAN JUAN ISLANDS, Wash. - Today, President Obama designates the San Juan Islands National Monument, a series of 75 small parcels of land scattered on multiple islands in three Washington counties, totaling about 1,000 acres. It is a goal local residents have sought for years, to protect scenic spots ...Read More

PHOTO: Ute Mountain is part of the new Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Photo credit: Stuart Wilde<br />

TAOS, N.M. - Three New Mexicans are in Washington, D.C., today joining President Obama for a signing ceremony. They are among hundreds of New Mexicans who have worked for years to get federal protection for the Rio Grande del Norte. Designating the area as a national monument adds an extra layer of ...Read More

PHOTO: Grassroots groups are cautiously optimistic new gun laws will pass this week. Photo credit: Executive Office of the Governor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland would have some of the strictest gun laws in the country, if the state House of Delegates gives final approval this week to Governor Martin O'Malley's gun control legislation. It would ban assault-type weapons, and require gun buyers to submit to fingerprinting. The state S ...Read More

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