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PNS Daily Newscast - November 14, 2019 


New evidence arises from the first impeachment hearing; one in four federal student loan borrowers defaults early on; and growing proof that vaping isn't the healthy alternative it was thought to be.

2020Talks - November 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

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PHOTO: Fast-tracked right-to-work legislation, which drew throngs of protestors to the state capitol in Madison last week, has now moved on to the assembly. Republicans say the legislation will create jobs; Democrats disagree, saying it's another attack on hard-working middle class families in the Badger state. (Photo credit: One Wisconsin Now)

MADISON, Wis. - Amid protests and rallies at the state Capitol in Madison, Senate Republicans last week passed fast-tracked legislation that would make Wisconsin a right-to-work state, and now the Assembly is taking up the bill. Republican leaders say the bill sends a strong signal that Wisconsin i ...Read More

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The home-security industry is sounding the alarm about deregulating phone service in the Commonwealth. The Kentucky Senate on Monday approved what's become known as the AT&T bill, making it the first bill to land on the governor's desk this legislative session. The bill frees the b ...Read More

PHOTO: Minneapolis home-care worker Robin Pikala says new legislation on wage theft might have helped her when an employer went bankrupt owing her $2,000 in wages. Photo courtesy Minnesota AFL-CIO.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Some Minnesota workers hope lawmakers can help protect them from having their wages stolen. Part of a package of legislation called the Working Parents Act would toughen state laws against employers who cheat or fail to pay their employees. It's designed for situations such as th ...Read More

PHOTO: Backers of legislation in Olympia to create new rules for small installment loans say they'd be an alternative to payday lending. Opponents say they'd mean more profit for payday lenders and cost borrowers a lot more. Photo credit: gunnar3000/FeaturePics.com.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Bills to expand payday lending options in Washington have emerged from House and Senate committees, despite objections from advocates for low-income borrowers, seniors and the Washington attorney general. The bills, HB 1922 and SB 5899, would create a new type of six- to 12-month i ...Read More

GRAPHIC: This is Spread the Word to End the Word day, an effort to get all people to stop using the word

DES MOINES, Iowa - Residents across Iowa and the nation are being asked to take time today to stop and think about how their words may disparage others - whether that is the intent or not. This is "Spread the Word to End the Word" day, when people are asked to remove the word "retarded" from their v ...Read More

PHOTO: Some are concerned Illinois will go the way of other Midwestern states that have established right-to-work laws. While supporters say it would spur job creation and boost the economy, opponents argue right-to-work laws have negative impacts on wages, and the state budget. Photo credit: louisilleusace/Flickr.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - States around the Midwest are joining the right-to-work bandwagon, but the question remains whether Illinois will climb aboard. Right-to-work prohibits workers from being required to join or pay money to a union as a condition of employment. Gov. Bruce Rauner said it would boost ...Read More

PHOTO: The outcome of a case being heard today at the U.S. Supreme Court could have a big impact on health care in Colorado. Photo credit: Daderot/Wikipedia.

Denver, CO - Should the federal government be allowed to help pay for health insurance for people anywhere in the country, or only in states that have set up health exchanges? That's the question before the U.S. Supreme Court today (Wed.) with King v. Burwell. Advocates of the Affordable Care Act sa ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report finds that Arches National Park and other public lands are providing a huge economic boost for Moab and the surrounding area. Photo courtesy USA.gov.

MOAB, Utah - A new report adds to a growing stack of studies showing that public lands can have a huge impact on local economies. Chris Mehl, policy director of the nonprofit research group Headwaters Economics, authored a report that analyzed the employment picture in Grand County - which encompas ...Read More

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