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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

2020Talks – August 26, 2019. (3 min.) 


Introducing a M-F newscast tracking the 2020 Elections, starting with Iowa, First in the Nation. Tea Party Republican Joe Walsh enters the GOP race, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders explains what he means by Democratic Socialism and Washington governor Jay Inslee drops his bid for the democratic nomination.

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The future of health insurance for the 600,000 Michiganders enrolled in the expanded Medicaid program is in the hands of the Obama administration. Courtesy: Michigan Consumers for Healthcare

LANSING, Mich. - They wait tables, build homes, care for loved ones and ring up purchases - and according to a new report, they make up the majority of enrollees in the Healthy Michigan program, the future of which currently is at stake. Contrary to the notion that the expanded Medicaid program is ...Read More

Tooth pain can make learning difficult for children in Ohio. Credit: bamagirl/Morguefile

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Folks around the globe today are celebrating World Smile Day with acts of kindness - and, of course, by flashing a toothy grin. But not everyone may want to share their smile. Fourteen percent of Ohioans ages 19 to 64 have an unmet dental problem, according to the 2015 Ohio Medicai ...Read More

Solar is becoming a popular, cost-effective energy option in Illinois. Credit: charlesa46741/Morguefile

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Living off the sun's power may seem futuristic, but it's a reality for many Illinoisans. During the Illinois Solar Power Tour on Saturday, more than 80 businesses and homes around the state will showcase their use of solar arrays and other renewable-energy installations. Lisa Al ...Read More

Mary Bochanis first volunteered at Walter Reed Army Hospital in the 1940s. Credit: U.S. Army/wikimedia.org

BALTIMORE - A 90-year-old who still volunteers her time and teenaged twins who created a service to help elderly neighbors are being honored today by AARP Maryland. Mary Bochanis, who has been helping care for wounded soldiers since World War II, is this year's recipient of AARP's statewide award f ...Read More

Heavy metals in power-plant wastewater can contaminate waterways. Credit: SusanUtley/morguefile.com

PITTSBURGH - Environmentalists are calling new rules for contaminated wastewater from coal-fired steam power plants a victory. The rules finalized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week set the first limits on the levels of toxic metals in discharged water. The old rules, last update ...Read More

New York state officials launch a new program aimed at helping veterans and immigrants adjust to American society. Credit: liensca/freeimages.com

ALBANY, N.Y. - Just as immigrants often have difficulty integrating into American society, military veterans sometimes have trouble reintegrating. Now both groups are teaming up to support each other through a new program launched by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Military vets will be recruited to help newcom ...Read More

A new nonpartisan coalition says the time is right to reform Virginia's juvenile justice system. Credit: Richard Ross for the Annie E. Casey Foundation

RICHMOND, Va. - The time is right to reform Virginia's juvenile justice system, according to a new nonpartisan coalition called RISE for Youth. The coalition wants to replace the big juvenile prisons with community-based corrections. States around the country have been changing how they treat young ...Read More

A bill introduced Thursday in Congress would allow mining in an area of the Mojave Desert that is already part of a proposed National Monument. Credit: Ryse Lawrence.

BARSTOW, Calif. – Mining exploration would be allowed in an area of the Mojave Desert deemed sensitive by environmental advocates if a bill introduced Thursday in Congress passes. The California Minerals, Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Paul Cook, R-Calif., wo ...Read More

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