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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: February 4, 2016

The House and Senate are updating the 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act to regulate cancer-causing chemicals more quickly. (Pixabay)

SEATTLE - Today is World Cancer Day, and if you look around, you might find household items contaminated with potentially cancer-causing toxins. Some states, including Washington, have done their duty to ban chemicals linked to cancer like bisphenol-A, found in baby bottles and canned food liners, ...Read More

A new coalition of education, economic and health groups is calling on state lawmakers to find consensus on how to increase revenue in Kentucky. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A diverse alliance of education, economic and health organizations has formed to send Kentucky lawmakers a message – the state needs to increase revenue. The Kentucky Together Coalition comes just days after Gov. Matt Bevin proposed deep budget cuts to many parts of st ...Read More

The U.S. House and Senate finally update the 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act to identify cancer-causing chemicals more quickly. (National Cancer Institute)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Today is World Cancer Day, and if you look around your house, you might find water bottles, canned food, and an old mattress contaminated with chemicals that could give you cancer. While some states have banned these potential cancer causers, federal agencies have had their hands ...Read More

Environment America is asking Maryland and other states in the region to cut power plant emissions by another 50 percent by 2030. (Environment America)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Representatives from nine Northeastern states met recently for the first time since the Paris climate agreement to talk about cutting pollution and reducing global warming. Travis Madsen, the state campaign director for Environment America, says the next important step forwa ...Read More

Nonprofit groups are pushing to renew access to the MinnesotaCare public insurance program. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – With lawmakers set to consider the future of Minnesota's public health care programs, a nonprofit group is backing several proposals to expand access for low-income residents. Late last month, Gov. Mark Dayton's Health Care Finance Task Force laid out dozens of recommendati ...Read More

The Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council says their effort to require a prescription for cold medicines won't end until a law is in place. (Veronica Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS – There's an effort in Indiana to keep the state from gaining the distinction of having the most methamphetamine labs in the country for a fourth straight year. Legislation was recently shot down that would have required a prescription for cold tablets that contain pseudoephedri ...Read More

Experts caution students and parents to beware of scammers waiting to prey on their efforts to secure federal financial aid money for college. (U.S. Department of Education/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. - The pressure is on for tens of thousands of high school and college students in North Carolina, as they try to access the federal financial aid available. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step to getting money for the majority of students, and while ...Read More

Critics say legislation to allow fracking in the state is moving too quickly. (Ostroff Law//Wikimedia Commons)

TAMPA, Fla. - State senators are poised to vote on a bill that would roll out the welcome mat for fracking operations statewide, despite grave concerns from the scientific community. The bill, which already passed the state House, would not require fracking companies to disclose the chemicals or pot ...Read More

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