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PNS Daily Newscast - November 14, 2019 


New evidence arises from the first impeachment hearing; one in four federal student loan borrowers defaults early on; and growing proof that vaping isn't the healthy alternative it was thought to be.

2020Talks - November 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

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Only two states spend less than Wisconsin on public health, according to a recent survey. (KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. -- The nation's public health system has been chronically underfunded for decades, according to reports issued by a number of institutions including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Jon Peacock, research director of the Wisconsin Budget Project, said the Badger Sta ...Read More

The share of income taxes paid by corporations in Oregon has fallen from 18.5 percent to 6.7 percent since the mid-1970s. (pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The share of taxes Oregon collects from corporations has dropped significantly over the last four decades. According to a report released today by the Oregon Center for Public Policy, the corporate share of income taxes in the mid-1970s was more than 18 percent -- but today it's l ...Read More

Grant money is going to projects that help keep polluted water out of Chesapeake Bay and, at the same time, improve neighborhoods. (cbtrust.org)

BALTIMORE -- The Chesapeake Bay Trust, in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency and Maryland's Department of Natural Resources, is giving out more than $800,000 in grants to 17 organizations through the Green Streets, Green Towns, Green Jobs Grant Initiative (G3). Shawn Garvin, regio ...Read More

300 Ohio educators join thousands from around the nation in Washington, D.C., to talk education this week. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- While Ohio's kids are enjoying a break from the books during the summer, educators are still on the job. Some teachers are getting more training or developing lesson plans and others are working to improve education policies. Becky Higgins, president of the Ohio Education Associat ...Read More

As of the end of this week, the Tennessee Economic Council on Women will shut its doors, because of lack of support from the State Assembly. (Goretex/Flickr.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A state agency focused on the economic growth of women in Tennessee will shut its doors this week. The Tennessee Economic Council on Women is closing after 18 years because it didn't get enough support in the State Assembly to remain open. The mission of the organization was to ...Read More

North Carolinians can expect to vote in the same precinct in November that they did in the June primary. (Morguefile.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Amid the flurry of decisions handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday came news that the court will consider whether North Carolina's 2011 congressional redistricting plan violated the Constitution by relying too heavily on race in drawing the new districts. The case won't b ...Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear a case on a Washington regulation requiring pharmacies to stock emergency contraception. (Martin Lopatka/flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a case on access to emergency contraception in Washington state. The ruling upholds the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision that stocking emergency contraception in pharmacies does not violate a pharmacist's religious freedom. ...Read More

Supporters of new oil and gas pipeline regulations say if they're adopted North Dakota could become a safer state for industry workers and for farmland owners. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- North Dakota energy officials today are poised to make some serious changes to how the state regulates its growing network of oil, wastewater and methane gas pipelines. The North Dakota Industrial Commission is deciding whether to finalize new regulations aimed at improving how the ...Read More

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