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PNS Daily News - September 17, 2019 


Gas prices could jump today in response to the Saudi oil attack; energy efficiency jobs are booming in the U.S.; and a national call to promote election security.

2020Talks - September 17, 2019. (3 min.)  


Former Rep. John Delaney on the opioids crisis; a field organizer for Sen. Kamala Harris on campaigning in Iowa; and a President Donald Trump supporter who cares more about numbers than personalities.

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SEATTLE - It's National Prevention Week, for raising public awareness of mental health and substance-abuse issues. A documentary made in Washington calls attention to the mental health needs of refugees. In "Starting Again: Stories of Refugee Youth," young people describe their struggles and succes ...Read More

PHOTO:  The owner of this Lexington business is among the many brick and mortar stores behind the idea of Congress taxing internet sales. Courtesy The Toy Shop.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Federal legislation (The Marketplace Fairness Act) to tax Internet sales has cleared the U.S. Senate, sending the issue to the House. The issue pits closing a loophole and generating more tax revenue against those opposed to any tax increase and the companies who sell their product ...Read More

 The Indiana Division of Aging indicates financial exploitation of seniors went up 80-percent between 2001 and 2011. Consequently, Tim Lanane authored a Senior Consumer Protection Act.

INDIANAPOLIS - An Indiana attorney, who is also a state senator, has noticed an uptick in Hoosier seniors being intimidated in financial matters by con artists, salespeople, even family. The Indiana Division of Aging indicates financial exploitation of seniors went up 80 percent between 2001 and 201 ...Read More

PHOTO: Southeastern Oregon's Owyhee River is too low for float trips again this year  but some whitewater enthusiasts have already booked for next year. Courtesy of Ouzel Outfitters.

JORDAN VALLEY, Ore. - River-rafters are a disappointed bunch if they counted on floating the Owyhee River in southeast Oregon this month. For a second year, there isn't enough water in the river. The Owyhee is a desert river, so low water is typical in the summer - but in April and May, it can be a ...Read More

Photo: Rafting on Arkansas River in Browns Canyon. Courtesy: www.raftthebest.com

BUENA VISTA, Colo. - Heavy dumps of spring snow throughout most of Colorado are just what rafting companies needed to ensure a good season. In Browns Canyon on the Arkansas River, almost 30 inches of precipitation has fallen since the April 1. That's more than four times the amount measured by the ...Read More

May is Clean Air Month - a time to think about what you can do to help keep the air clean.

BROOKFIELD, Wis. - May is Clean Air Month, a reminder that poor air quality can harm the environment and affect us all. We have better air to breathe, said Jerry Medinger, manager of the American Lung Association in Wisconsin, because decades of effort have been paying off. "The trend is clearly s ...Read More

The average college student will graduate owing almost 27 thousand dollars in student debt, a 40 percent jump since 2002.

DES MOINES, Iowa - The average college student will graduate this year owing almost $27,000 in student debt, a 40 percent jump since 2002. According to Iowa State University financial counselor Jonathan Fox, many students may look at how much debt they've racked up and think they will never pay it ...Read More

PHOTO: A new system to make sure all stroke patients in Minnesota have access to standardized, high quality care will soon be in place. The stroke proposal has been approved, but is part of a larger bill that has other issues still being hammered out in conference committee. CREDIT: Construction Deal Marketing

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Every year there are nearly 12,000 hospital admissions in Minnesota due to stroke, and a new effort aims to help more survivors return to a normal life, instead of being permanently disabled. According to state Representative Nick Zerwas, the Minnesota Acute Stroke System is need ...Read More

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