PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 

Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 

While controversy swirls at the White House, the Chicago Teachers Union goes on strike, and retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Archive: February 2015

PHOTO: The Internet in Arizona and across the nation will be regulated as a utility if the FCC votes Thursday in support of proposed rules. Photo courtesy Connecticut Dept. of Developmental Services.

PHOENIX - A vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Thursday could affect the Internet in Arizona and across the nation. The five-member commission is considering rules that could regulate the Internet as a utility. Speaking earlier this month at the University of Colorado at Boulder, F ...Read More

PHOTO: After years of budget cuts, Congress is considering a proposed spending plan that could help pay for repairs to deteriorating trails and outdated visitor centers, as well as hiring more staff at Grand Canyon and other national parks. Photo courtesy National Park Service.

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. - Grand Canyon and other national parks could get some much-needed maintenance and additional staff if Congress approves a proposed budget currently under consideration. John Garder, budget and appropriations director for the National Parks Conservation Association ...Read More

PHOTO: Surprise medical bills stem from patients going to hospitals that are in-network under their insurance plans, while unaware that some or many of the physicians on staff are out-of-network. Photo credit: Parker Knight/Flickr.
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AUSTIN, Texas - Legislation at the state Capitol aims to put an end to surprise medical bills, or so-called "balance billing," which has left a growing number of Texans facing a financial crisis while trying to recover from a health crisis for which they thought they were covered. Trey Berndt, a ...Read More

PHOTO: By using the Supplemental Poverty Measure, the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that those programs kept nearly one-quarter million Hoosier children out of poverty between 2011 and 2013. Photo credit: heyjude/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - A new tool is painting a clearer picture of poverty in Indiana and around the country. An Annie E. Casey Foundation report released Wednesday finds the measure, developed in the 1960s, fails to include all the factors that contribute to a family's economic well being. Jessica Frase ...Read More

PHOTO: Tree plantings are among the 83 projects being funded with a new round of grants from the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Photo courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Trust.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - From planting trees and grasses to "green up" neighborhoods, to restoration of storm-water systems, $1.6 million in grants for more than 80 projects have just been announced by the Chesapeake Bay Trust. The group's executive director, Dr. Jana Davis, says they offer a wide range ...Read More

PHOTO: The Utah Senate approved the Healthy Utah plan Wednesday, and now the state House will consider a corresponding bill that would provide health care to thousands of Utah residents. Photo courtesy Utah State Law Library.

SALT LAKE CITY - Following passage in the state Senate on Wednesday, the Healthy Utah plan, which could provide health coverage for tens of thousands of Utah residents, now faces what some are calling an uphill battle in the House. Representative Ed Redd (R-Logan) is a physician and supports Health ...Read More

PHOTO: The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio rejected American Electric Power's plan to have ratepayers subsidize two aging coal plants. But consumer advocates still are concerned because the commission did not rule out rejecting similar plans in the future. Photo credit: Emilian Robert Vicol/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - American Electric Power customers will not have to bankroll the operations of two aging coal plants. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on Wednesday denied AEP's power-purchase agreement that would have allowed the company to increase rates to pay for extra costs related to op ...Read More

PHOTO: The picture of child poverty in Michigan and across the nation isn't accurately reflected with the current government measuring tool, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Photo credit: gracey/morguefile.

LANSING, Mich. - Most people agree children should not grow up in poverty. How to measure what constitutes poverty, and how to best tackle it, is the subject of a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The current official measure of poverty dates back to 1960 and doesn't take into account ...Read More

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