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PNS Daily Newscast - August 21, 2019 


The Trump administration weakens banking regulations; and events this weekend mark the 400th anniversary of slavery in the United States. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes: “This is PNS.”)

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Nearly a million Kentuckians are now covered by Medicaid as it turns 50 this week. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Medicaid turns 50 Thursday, and in Kentucky, with expansion under the Affordable Care Act, enrollment has swelled to 947,100 Kentuckians. Asked what she would write in an anniversary card to Medicaid, healthcare advocate Sheila Schuster said "congratulations, keep on going." She s ...Read More

A pair of reports suggest that the federal plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants will mean lower electricity bills for Iowa families. Credit: Kameleon007.

DES MOINES, Iowa – Two new studies find the proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency to cut carbon pollution from the nation's existing power plants makes a lot of financial sense for Iowa consumers. One report that looks at the economics of the Clean Power Plan is from Synapse Energy ...Read More

New Research says an EPA plan to reduce carbon emissions should actually cut electricity bills, if it means energy efficiency as well as renewables. Photo courtesy of World Resource Insitute.

RICHMOND, Va. – An Environmental Protection Agency plan to cut carbon pollution should actually save Virginia families money, if meeting the plan includes energy efficiency, according to two separate analyses. Critics of the Clean Power Plan charge it will sharply raise the cost of electricit ...Read More

Coal-fueled power plant near mine. Credit: iStockphoto.

DENVER - According to two new reports, Colorado has the potential to reduce carbon pollution and help residents save money if state leaders make smart choices in implementing the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. The reports come from the Georgia Institute of Technology and from S ...Read More

Child in grocery store. Credit: iStockphoto.

DENVER - Summertime means vacation for many kids, but when school cafeterias close, almost one in five children in Colorado become "food insecure" at risk of not having enough food. That's the conclusion of a report from Hunger Free Colorado, but there is a program designed to fill that hunger gap ...Read More

Two reports debunk claims that the Clean Power Plan will increase electric bills. Credit: MRBECK/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Clean Power Plan is expected to be finalized soon, and two new reports refute opponents' claims that the plan will increase electric bills for Ohioans. Synapse Energy Economics developed a scenario that includes investments in renewables and energy efficiency, and found ...Read More

High quality education for all children is part of the solution to increase the well being of children in Wisconsin, according to the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. Credit: U.S. Navy

MADISON, Wis. – A just-released report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation regarding the well being of children ranks Wisconsin 13th in the nation. Last year's Kids Count report also had the Badger state ranked at number 13. But Ken Taylor, the executive director of the Wisconsin Council on ...Read More

Nearly one-in-five farms in Minnesota is now operated by a beginning farmer, meaning a decade or less under their belts. Credit: Xavier Arnau.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – With a growing number of Minnesotans seeking fresh and locally produced foods, the landscape of the state's agriculture industry is also changing with a bounty of new faces. The most recent Census of Agriculture shows that 17 percent of all principal operators in Minnesota ...Read More

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