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PNS Daily Newscast - November 18, 2019 


President Trump invited to testify in person or in writing, says Pelosi; a battle over the worth of rooftop-solar electricity when it's sold back to the grid; the flu gets an early start; and the value of Texas family caregivers.

2020Talks - November 18, 2019 


Former Pres. Barack Obama cautioned Democrats to be more moderate, and incumbent Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins over Trump-backed Republican opponent.

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According to AARP, nearly two-thirds of small businesses in Kentucky want to offer retirement savings plans to their employees, but can't afford to do so.  (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky's leading senior citizens organization says 50 percent of employees in the state's private sector do not have access to a workplace retirement plan. That's 787,000 Kentuckians, according to AARP, which is calling on the state legislature to create a Work and Save pl ...Read More

A new UW study details the impact of Act 10 on teacher salaries in Wisconsin. (Catherine Yeulot/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. – The passage of Act 10 in 2011 essentially outlawed public employee unions, and has had a huge impact on teacher salaries in school districts everywhere in Wisconsin. But until now, there has been no formal study of how the districts dealt with the issue of teacher compensatio ...Read More

Minnesota has the highest number of children living in areas where there aren't enough child care centers, a new study shows. (Mike Baca)

MINNEAPOLIS – A new study shows Minnesota has the highest rate of so-called child care deserts in the country. The Center for American Progress looked at statistics from eight states to compare the number of children under age five to the number of child care facilities. Report author Rash ...Read More

A new report warns the rapid growth of charter schools could lead to privatization of the nation's public school system. (Pixabay)

DENVER – What began as an experiment to create innovation through charter schools has become a movement to privatize public education, according to a new report. Stan Salett, the report's co-author and president of the Foundation for the Future of Youth, spent more than four decades in publi ...Read More

Experts recommend not only talking to kids about the importance of voting, but also encourage them to consider running for office one day. (Theresa Thompson/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolinians of all political persuasions can be heard lamenting a lack of choices on the ballot in this election. So, how can we ensure that future elections will include a bevy of qualified candidates? Look at the youngest generation, says one North Carolina author. Ma ...Read More

More than 200,000 children in Indiana will cast ballots in a mock election on Election Day. (inbar.org)

INDIANAPOLIS – Thousands of Hoosiers will be casting ballots next week, but their votes won't count. It's a civics lesson for students ages five and up. Indiana state law requires students from 6th to 12th grades be given lessons on the country's election process. The Indiana Kids’ E ...Read More

Residents of 14 southern New Hampshire towns and cities can give input on making their communities more livable for people of all ages. (Mike Clifford)

MANCHESTER, Mass. – It can be as simple as adding benches to a local park or bike lanes to make cyclists safer - several hundred thousand residents of southern New Hampshire are planning ways to make their communities more livable for citizens of all ages. Todd Fahey, state director at AARP ...Read More

An estimated 880,000 Ohioans have been connected to health insurance coverage since the Affordable Care Act was implemented. (Shutterstock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It's no trick, open enrollment begins Tuesday for the fourth year of the federal health insurance marketplace. The Ohio Association of Foodbanks has trained and certified navigators, who can assist people as they review their health care coverage options. Joree Novotny, th ...Read More

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