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PNS Daily Newscast - November 13, 2019 


Public impeachment hearings in Washington; dreamers protest in Texas; roadless wilderness areas possibly at risk around the country; and an ozone indicating garden, at the North Carolina Governor's Mansion.

2020Talks - November 13, 2019 


Supreme Court hears DACA arguments, and likely will side with the Trump administration, but doesn't take up a gun manufacturer's appeal. Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford drops out of presidential race; and former President Jimmy Carter recovers from brain surgery.

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Archive: November 18, 2014

PHOTO:  Smoke-Free Kentucky is asking the Kentucky General Assembly to make a comprehensive, statewide indoor smoke-free law a top priority when it convenes in January. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky Smoke-Free Coalition has a message for state lawmakers: Make a comprehensive, statewide, indoor, smoke-free law a "number one priority" during the 2015 legislative session. Amy Barkley, chair of the Kentucky Smoke-Free Coalition, says her organization has proposed bill ...Read More

PHOTO: Two cities in Utah are among the best in the U.S. for older Americans to live, according to the Milken Institute's

SALT LAKE CITY - According to the Milken Institute Best Cities for Successful Aging Index, released Tuesday, Provo and Salt Lake City are among the nation's best cities for aging Americans. The report ranks Provo third and Salt Lake fifth on its list of 100 cities. Laura Polacheck, communications d ...Read More

PHOTO: More working Montanans living in rural areas claim the Earned Income Tax Credit, compared with those living in metropolitan areas of the state. Photo credit: Microsoft Images.

BILLINGS, Mont. - Rural living can be a struggle in Montana. In fact, for 21 percent of the state's rural workers, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) keeps them above the poverty line, according to new research from the Center for Rural Affairs. The EITC is a refundable federal credit which is cla ...Read More

PHOTO: Caregivers lend much more than a helping hand to help those they love, which is why AARP is reaching out to support - and honor - the role they play in their families and their community. Photo courtesy AARP.

LANSING, Mich. - They are unsung heroes: Millions of Michiganders who do "double duty" caring for aging parents, spouses, or loved ones. But there are financial and emotional price tags to family caregivers, which is why AARP Michigan wants to connect caregivers with tools to ease the burden. Lisa ...Read More

PHOTO: Child nutrition experts are gathering in Columbus today to examine hunger among Ohio's children: its influences, its outcomes, and possible solutions. Photo courtesy of Feeding America.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - With high levels of food insecurity among Ohio's kids, experts from around the state will brainstorm this week on ways to keep children from going hungry. Jennifer Steele, director of community partnerships with the Freestore Foodbank, is among those due to speak at the Ohio Child ...Read More

Photo: Economic experts predict a significant budget crisis looming in North Carolina, with reduced revenue after tax cuts for the state's wealthiest citizens and profitable corporations. Photo credit: North Carolina State University.

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina lawmakers are likely enjoying some downtime after the legislative session and midterm election, but experts predict a tough session waiting for them on their return to Raleigh. A report from the Office of the State Controller indicates tax revenues are down by almost ...Read More

PHOTO: A troubling trend in North Dakota shows the preterm birth rate in the state has stayed the same for three straight years. Photo credit: Cesar Rincon/Flickr.<br />

BISMARCK, N.D. - After a number of years on a downward trend, efforts to reduce the number of preterm births in North Dakota have stalled. The latest figures show the preterm birth rate in the state was 9.9 percent last year, unchanged from the previous two years. Reba Mathern-Jacobson, state progr ...Read More

PHOTO: A survey released by Mothers Against Drunk Driving finds the majority of people who choose to use a designated driver when they are out do so because they want to stay safe. Photo credit: D. Medina/Morguefile.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Driving while impaired can lead to big legal troubles, but a new survey finds the fear of a DUI is not the main reason most people choose to use a designated driver. In a survey released Monday by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the majority of respondents indicated they u ...Read More

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