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PNS Daily Newscast - November 18, 2019 


President Trump invited to testify in person or in writing, says Pelosi; a battle over the worth of rooftop-solar electricity when it's sold back to the grid; the flu gets an early start; and the value of Texas family caregivers.

2020Talks - November 18, 2019 


Former Pres. Barack Obama cautioned Democrats to be more moderate, and incumbent Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins over Trump-backed Republican opponent.

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PHOTO:  A Kentucky Health Issues Poll finds that 65 percent of adults favor a statewide smoke-free law, marking growing support every year since the poll was first commissioned in 2010. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A smoke-free law covering all public places in Kentucky is favored by nearly two-thirds of the state's adults, according to the findings of the new Kentucky Health Issues Poll. Support for a statewide smoking ban has consistently increased since the first poll was conducted in 2010 ...Read More

PHOTO: This graphic from the Centers for Disease Control is a representation of the flu virus, which has just started to get a foothold in Wisconsin.

MADISON, Wis. - Roll up your sleeve, if you haven't already. Cheryl Robinson, who manages the immunization program for Public Health Madison and Dane County, said the annual flu season is under way. "It looks like flu has started in Wisconsin," she said. "A couple or three weeks ago, we started see ...Read More

PHOTO: Influenza season is upon us in Utah, and state health officials are urging residents to get a flu shot to help to protect themselves against a potentially deadly disease. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SALT LAKE CITY - Influenza season is upon us in Utah, and state health officials are urging residents to get a flu shot to help to protect themselves against a potentially deadly disease. Salt Lake County Health Department officials reported two flu-related deaths, both adults, in late December. The ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Policy experts are warning that devastating cuts could occur if lawmakers do not address the state's looming fiscal cliff.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A deal on Illinois' pension crisis was reached, but there is another problem on the horizon: the state's looming fiscal cliff. According to policy experts, Illinois will lose a combined $7 billion in revenue in fiscal years 2015 and 2016, if current income tax rates expire as sc ...Read More

PHOTO: Several states, including New York, are considering laws that would offer employees paid family leave to care for the newborn or seriously ill. A high-powered Wall Street executive is adding his voice to the movement. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

NEW YORK - A strong voice from Wall Street is weighing in on the importance of paid family leave for parents of newborn children and people caring for seriously ill or elderly relatives. Tom Nides served as Deputy Secretary of State and recently moved to Morgan Stanley. The investment banker support ...Read More

PHOTO: Legalizing marijuana is an issue that New Mexico state lawmakers will likely be discussing in the upcoming legislative session. Photo courtesy New Mexico Legislature.

SANTA FE, N.M. - Legalizing marijuana is an issue that New Mexico state lawmakers will likely be discussing in the upcoming legislative session. State Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino said he plans to introduce legislation that could lead to marijuana being decriminalized and taxed. The Albuquerque Democr ...Read More

PHOTO: The Department of Public Policy in the Library Building at UCONN's Greater Hartford Campus houses the Encore! Hartford program. Out-of-work corporate executives in Fairfield County and around the state have a shot at re-launching their careers in the nonprofit sector. Photo credit: UCONN.

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. - The newest figures on unemployment among people 55 and older are improving, but it still takes almost a year on average for seasoned business veterans suddenly "on the street" to get back into the corporate suite. The Encore! Hartford program trains executives and finds f ...Read More

A coalition of religious, environmental and citizen groups wants U.S. surface mine officials to take over regulation of mines from the state DEP, because they say the state is ignoring citizen complaints. PHOTO by Vivian Stockman.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Citizen groups hope they can get federal surface mine officials to address residents' complaints they say West Virginia officials ignore. Last week, the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement said it would investigate five aspects of state Department of Environ ...Read More

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