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PNS Daily Newscast - July 22, 2019 


As the weekend heatwave subsides, a report predicts more killer heat in the future; Democrats continue to push for articles of impeachment against Trump; and could a House bill be a watershed moment for wildlife conservation?

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Farmers Bree Pearsall and Ben Abell say the state-based health exchange has helped them get their small family business in Oldham County off the ground. (Rootbound Farm)

CRESTWOOD, Ky. - Governor Matt Bevin's decision to dismantle the state's highly-acclaimed health insurance marketplace, Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange or kynect, has rankled many who advocate for easy access to coverage. Ben Abell, who farms in Oldham County with his wife Bree Pearsall, says kynec ...Read More

New research shows children who learn another language could be better at filtering out distracting information. (US Department of Agriculture)

SEATTLE - A new study of bilingual and monolingual toddlers could be reason for Washington parents to share this story in two languages. Research in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology shows children learning two languages perform better at certain problem-solving tasks than their monolin ...Read More

Filing income tax returns can feel overwhelming, but free help is available for many in Michigan. (stevepb/pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - It's that time of year when Uncle Sam wants his share, but financial experts want to make sure Michiganders aren't giving away any of their hard-earned money in the process. According to the National Society of Accountants, the average family spends anywhere from $150 to $450 on ...Read More

Solar power advocates are urging Minnesota retailers to use their rooftops for clean energy. (iStockphoto)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - An environmental group says it's expecting more from Target's plan to set up rooftop solar panels. Target, based in Minneapolis, pledged last year to install panels on 500 of its stores by 2020. But according to a report released today called "Solar on Superstores," the retail ...Read More

Raising money to increase teacher pay is the reason for legislation scheduled for a vote today at the South Dakota Legislature. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - A move to turn around South Dakota's worst-in-the-nation teacher pay could come up for a vote with state lawmakers today. The bill includes a sales tax hike and a property tax reduction. Joy Smolnisky, executive director with the South Dakota Budget and Policy Institute, says for mi ...Read More

Children pick up new languages more quickly than adults because of the flexibility of the adolescent brain. (U.S. Dept. of Education)

PORTLAND, Ore. - A new study of bilingual and monolingual toddlers could be reason for Oregon parents to share this story in two languages. Research in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology shows children learning two languages perform better at certain problem-solving tasks than their mon ...Read More

North Carolina's Child Health Report Card says the state has work to do when it come to offering parents access to health care. (Yooperann/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. - The health of North Carolina's children has the potential to impact the state for generations to come and this year the state is getting mixed reviews for it's efforts. NC Child issued its annual report card today tracking 40 areas of child health. While the state has seen impro ...Read More

ARAP volunteers plan to question every presidential candidate in the Texas Primary on their plans for Social Security. (AARP)
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AUSTIN, Texas - AARP Texas is seeking answers from all the presidential candidates running in the March 1 Texas Primary regarding their plans to keep Social Security solvent. Early voting begins today in Texas, which is the biggest delegate prize for candidates among the 12 states holding election ...Read More

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