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, Chicago teachers go on strike and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Archive: August 19, 2015

Nursing-home residents who receive Medicaid get only $50 a month to cover any incidentals. Photo credit: jcmunt/

NEW YORK - Residents of nursing homes in New York state who receive Medicaid haven't had a raise in 34 years. The issue isn't the cost of residential care - that's expensive, and it's paid for. But nursing home residents also get a monthly personal allowance of $50, an amount that hasn't changed si ...Read More

A new poll says Latinos care deeply about the environment. As a group, studies show they are highly vulnerable to pesticide, air and industrial pollution, largely because of their jobs. Credit: wasan gredpree/iStock

Latinos are vitally interested in environmental issues, which they see as just as important as immigration when it comes to how they vote. That's one takeaway from a poll released Tuesday by the law firm EarthJustice and the national nonprofit GreenLatinos. In the survey, 82 percent of Latinos said ...Read More

The effects of agricultural pesticides on farm workers are among the reasons a new poll shows Latinos care deeply about environmental issues. Credit: pgiam/

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Latinos are extremely concerned about the environment, giving it the same importance as immigration when ranking the issues they care about, according to a new poll. The survey was released Tuesday by the environmental law firm Earthjustice and the national nonprofit GreenLatino ...Read More

Community Law Day at UNLV on Saturday provides Nevadans with free guidance on how to file their own divorces and navigate other legal challenges without paying big bucks for an attorney. Courtesy: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

LAS VEGAS - People facing divorce, bankruptcy and other legal challenges can get free legal guidance on Saturday at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Classes are centered on showing people how to navigate through a divorce and other legal matters, said Carmela ...Read More

A new study published in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal, finds that a regular diet of Southern foods can increase your risk of heart disease by 56 percent. Credit: American Heart Association

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The long-term health impact of consuming fried chicken, sweet tea and other traditional Southern comfort foods can increase your risk of heart disease by 56 percent, a new study suggests. According to research published in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal, peopl ...Read More

Technology experts say social media companies are constantly pushing the boundary of privacy vs. marketing as they explore new channels to make money. Credit: Marco Maru/Morguefile.

DES MOINES - Social media users in Iowa soon could qualify for a loan based on the personal credit scores of their friends. Facebook recently announced a patent that allows lenders to make loans based on a borrower's social-media connections. Neil Kokemuller, a digital-marketing professor at Des Mo ...Read More

Wisconsin was the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. But the chair of the Wisconsin Women's Network says the state has been moving backward in the past few years. Credit: Pamela Moore/

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin has been taking steps backward in the past several years, according to the board chair of the Wisconsin Women's Network. Katherine Dellenbach said a number of obstacles to voting have been enacted that tarnish the state's reputation as a leader in women's voting rights. Wi ...Read More

A small-business coalition says building a large oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver would change the city's character and culture, and end up costing more jobs than it creates. Credit: Washington Department of Transportation.

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Small businesses in Vancouver say the city is becoming its own economic powerhouse and doesn't need an oil-shipping terminal to create jobs. Members of the group "Vancouver 101" estimate that if only one in 30 businesses now in the area moves or closes because of a proposed Tesor ...Read More

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