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PNS Daily Newscast - July 17, 2019 


The House votes to condemn President Trump’s attacks on women of color in Congress as racist. Also on our Wednesday rundown: A new report forecasts big losses for some states if the ACA is repealed. And a corporate call to flex muscle to close the gender pay gap.

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Archive: June 30, 2014

PHOTO: Tennessee is one of about a dozen states where the rights of same-sex couples to marry are still playing out in court. The next chapter is August 6. Photo credit: Joel Kramer/Flickr

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - "Pride Month" is coming to a close, but a couple major legal and policy developments have supporters of equal rights in the state expressing optimism for the future. Chris Sanders, executive director of the Tennessee Equality Project, said efforts were re-energized in June with a ...Read More

PHOTO: First-grader Tara Eckes of Hayward, Wis., was the leading fundraiser in the American Heart Association's

HAYWARD, Wis. - Only one school in America raised more money for heart research than the students, teachers, and community members in Hayward. The northwest Wisconsin town raised more than $100,000 in the American Heart Association's "Jump Rope for Heart" program. Kylah Eckes is a high school coun ...Read More

PHOTO: More than 150,000 children in Nevada receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year. But in the summer, that number drops to less than 15,000. Efforts are under way to change that. Photo credit: LetsMove.gov.

RENO, Nev. - Summer vacation doesn't mean hunger takes a break. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada has been working with organizations to ensure that children who depend on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year also receive nutritious summer meals. Jocelyn Lantrip, director of marketin ...Read More

PHOTO: Feral pigs pose a serious threat to the critical habitat of many endangered species living in New Mexico, according to federal officials working to reduce the animals' population. Photo credit: National Park Service.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - State and federal officials report success in reducing New Mexico's population of feral swine, which threaten endangered species. Alan May, state director at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services Program, said the agency has eliminated more than 700 of the anima ...Read More

DENVER - As Coloradans prepare to celebrate Independence Day, financial experts are reminding them about the importance of preparing for financial independence in their retirement years. According to Denver-based financial planner Bruce Allen, the first step in retirement planning is to ask yoursel ...Read More

PHOTO: Public school students in Utah and across the nation are stressed out and underperforming academically because they are being tested too much, according to Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh with the Utah Education Association. Photo credit: Rhode Island Department of Education.

SALT LAKE CITY - Over-testing of public school students is likely to be among the top issues at the National Education Association annual meeting and representative assembly, in session now in Denver. Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh, president of the Utah Education Association, said standardized testing ...Read More

PHOTO: Medical experts suggest limiting children's time outdoors in high heat and humidity, and keep them hydrated to avoid heat-related illnesses. Photo credit: Kristin Kiskey/morguefile.

COLUMBUS, OH - The heat is on in Ohio, and that can spell trouble for those who spend time outdoors, especially kids. Dr. Eric Kirkendall, Division of Hospital Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, said children are more susceptible to heat-related illnesses, making it critical ...Read More

Photo: Spray-on sunscreen is one helpful option available to make sure you get thorough protection from the sun. Photo credit: JD Harvill.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The powerful Florida sun will prompt thousands to invest in sunscreen for the holiday. But experts say it works only as well as it's applied. According to Dr. Charles Perniciaro, a Jacksonville dermatologist, sunscreen is most effective when applied about 15 minutes before head ...Read More

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