PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2020 

Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 

Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Archive: May 11, 2015

PHOTO: Students from the Pinckney Coalition were among those who recently took part in Project Sticker Shock, a program aimed at empowering young people to change adult attitudes about teen drinking by labeling cases of beer with warning stickers about the dangers of providing alcohol to minors. Photo courtesy of Amy Johnston.

PINCKNEY, Mich. – Many Michigan students are off to prom, graduation parties and other festivities in the coming weeks. But with those events can come the temptation of alcohol, which is why advocates are working to empower students to help change adult attitudes about underage drinking. A ...Read More

PHOTO: The newly formed Coalition of Ohio Audiologists and Children's Hospitals is working to better identify and assist children who fail their first hearing test and do not return for further diagnosis or treatment. Photo credit: Kimberly/Flickr.

CINCINNATI – May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, and health agencies around Ohio are collaborating to try to reduce the percentage of children with hearing problems. Newborn hearing screenings are standard in Ohio, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alm ...Read More

PHOTO: Two new ballot initiatives have been filed to raise cigarette taxes by $2 per pack in California. The money would fund an expansion of Medi-Cal, medical research and anti-smoking programs. Photo credit: trestle/

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The price of cigarettes could go up by $2 a pack if two new ballot initiatives are approved next year. The Save Lives California Coalition just filed papers with the state attorney general to ask voters to hike taxes on traditional tobacco products and on e-cigarettes in ...Read More

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, right, with Will and Zeke Stewart at a recent Brunch with Bernie event in Manchester. Sanders is refusing super PAC money in his bid for the White House. Credit: W. Stewart

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Senator Bernie Sanders intends to win the White House by knocking on doors and supporters in the Granite State say don't underestimate the power of grassroots campaigns. Elizabeth Ropp hosted a "Brunch for Bernie" in Manchester. She says Sanders' average campaign contribution is ...Read More

Photo: An AARP survey indicates caregivers of the elderly in South Dakota need help and support. Image by GDNS.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – AARP South Dakota has released findings of a statewide survey highlighting family caregiver experiences, challenges and needs in the state. The survey recognizes and supports the important role many South Dakotans play throughout the years as family caregivers. Sarah Je ...Read More

PHOTO: Some Pennsylvania teachers are sharply critical of legislative leaders they say are holding the state budget hostage in partisan push to privatize pensions and cut benefits. Photo courtesy of the PSEA.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Some teachers in Pennsylvania say Republican legislative leaders should get their knuckles rapped for using debt problems, created by many of those same lawmakers, to threaten public pensions. Economic analysts say tax cuts and reductions in state pension contributions have made ...Read More

PHOTO: Virginia's beach tourism industry groups are opposing plans to open up the Atlantic coast to offshore drilling. Photo by Krystle Chick and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia's beach tourism industry is unifying against offshore drilling in the Atlantic. The state's beach resort, restaurant, hotel and tourism trade groups have issued statements against expanded drilling, something the oil industry is pressing for in Washington. According to co ...Read More

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