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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?

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Archive: July 19, 2013

PHOTO: McDonald's taking some heat for issuing an ideal monthly budget for its minimum-wage employees. One analysis shows Wyomingites need about $61,000 a year for a family of four to cover basic expenses. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

CASPER, Wyo. – McDonald’s is taking some heat for issuing an ideal monthly budget for its minimum-wage employees. It's a budget that makes unrealistic assumptions, according to Dan Neal, executive director of the Equality State Policy Center. It adds money for a second job and doesn' ...Read More

PHOTO: Michael Perry and Russell Green are former inmates, now they work as mentors with the Friend of a Friend program. Photo Credit: AFSC/Bryan Vana

BALTIMORE – It's about turning lives full of chaos and violence into lives of hope and peace. The American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization, is trying to expand its Friend of a Friend mentorship program into more Maryland prisons, pairing inmates with men who can serve as rol ...Read More

PHOTO: As marriage equality gains momentum thanks to Supreme Court rulings, adoption by LGBT families and individuals lags behind. But advocates feel a corner has been turned. Courtesy HelpUsAdopt.org

PHOENIX – Two U.S. Supreme Court rulings have advanced the cause of marriage equality, and 12 states now allow same-sex marriage. But what about LGBT couples and individuals who want to adopt children? Ellen Kahn, director of Human Rights Campaign Family Project, says that too has opened u ...Read More

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, more than 9,000 children a year are treated in emergency rooms for lawn mower injuries, most of which occur in their own backyard.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Lawn mowers will be buzzing throughout Ohio this weekend, and an expert says there are important safety measures parents should consider while cutting the grass. Dr. Junichi Tamai at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center says lawnmowers are powerful, dangerous tools ...Read More

Graphic: The Virginia Values Veteran program has committments from more than 100 certified businesses to hire more than 4,000 veterans. Graphic: V3

RICHMOND, Va. – The goal is to make Virginia the most veteran-friendly state in the nation. Nearly 2,500 veterans have gotten jobs in the first year of the Virginia Values Veterans or V-3 program, an initiative to offer incentives and training opportunities for businesses that hire veterans. ...Read More

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