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PNS Daily News- February 15, 2019 


Shutdown averted and a national emergency declaration; A push in Iowa for virtual caucus attendance for 2020 primaries; and concerns about legislation that could hide oil pipeline records. Those stories and more in today’s news.

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PHOTO: A new report quantifies the economic gains Utah would experience by passing legislation to provide health coverage for tens of thousands of people now in the insurance coverage gap. Photo courtesy U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

SALT LAKE CITY - Providing health insurance for the tens of thousands of Utahans in the so-called "coverage gap" can also provide a huge economic benefit to the state, according to a new report. Danny Harris, associate state director of advocacy with AARP Utah, commissioned the report in partnersh ...Read More

PHOTO: A program centered on helping Phoenix area elementary school students to read at grade level is showing strong results. Photo credit City of Tempe, Arizona.

PHOENIX - Hundreds of Phoenix area students in first through third grades are reading at or near grade level thanks to volunteers who work with the youngsters one on one. Tim Valencia, youth and education manager with the City of Phoenix Youth and Education Office, says the AARP Experience Corps p ...Read More

A warning from consumer advocates: don't turn over sensitive information to scammers claiming to be court officials. Credit: ArielleJay/morguefile.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When the phone rings and you find yourself threatened with handcuffs or jail time for allegedly missing jury duty, it's enough to confuse most people, but AARP warns this is just another way scam artists are attempting to prey on Missourians. Craig Eichelman, state director wit ...Read More

PHOTO: Twenty-one people have died in boating accidents in North Carolina so far this year, including three this past weekend, prompting calls for better safety training for watercraft operators. Photo credit: Kenn W. Kiser/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C.- This summer has been full of fun for some boaters on North Carolina's waterways, but it's also been tragic for others. Three deaths over the Fourth of July weekend bring the total number of people killed in boating accidents so far this year to 21 in the state. The past commander wi ...Read More

A new poll shows that the Endangered Species Act has a 90 percent approval rating with voters. Credit: National Park Service.

HELENA, Mont. - The Endangered Species Act turns out to be popular among voters and in a positive way. Ninety percent of those polled say they support ESA, according to a survey conducted by Tulchin Research for Defenders of Wildlife and Earthjustice. In addition, nearly three-fourths of those sur ...Read More

Water use for hydraulic fracturing is increasing. Credit: U.S. Geological Survey.

AUSTIN, Texas - Water used for hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is on the rise across the nation, according to a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey. The study found water use in horizontal drilling at gas wells was 28 times higher in 2014 than in 2000. Each gas well now taps over five m ...Read More

An algae bloom on Christopher Creek exemplifies Florida's water quality issues, even as the state's attorney general is choosing to fight the EPA over clean water rules. Credit: Earthjustice.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida's State Attorney General Pam Bondi is getting the state involved in clean water lawsuits lately and conservation groups contend she's on the wrong side of the issues. On Tuesday, a federal judge rejected a case by the American Farm Bureau Federation, that Bondi joined a ...Read More

 Heroin use and abuse in the U.S. is rising among most age groups and income levels, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Credit: CDC.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Heroin use and abuse in the U.S. is rising among most age groups and income levels, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Usage has risen the fastest, more than doubling, for young adults. The reasons behind the rise are complicated, s ...Read More

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