PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2020 

Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 

Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Archive: August 31, 2016

A new law regarding cell-phone use on Wisconsin roads goes into effect October first. (Natalia Belatelova/

MADISON, Wis. - Every day in the United States, eight people are killed and more than 1,000 are injured by crashes involving distracted drivers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Wisconsin is one of 46 states that have laws against texting while driving, but a new law tha ...Read More

A study of Portland's homeless population says individuals who found stable housing saw their need for emergency care drop 18 percent. (Mike Krzeszak/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Health-care plans in Oregon are considering a new aspect of people's health and well-being: stable housing. Care providers are looking to tackle a big issue in Oregon, which ranks in the top five for rates of homelessness. The nonprofit CareOregon is supporting this new task by giv ...Read More

Children in Macon County are learning through outdoor education in the Kids in Nature program by the Highland-Cashiers Land Trust. (HCLT)

CASHIERS, N.C. - Across the state, children are pouring into classrooms as the school year begins. While they prepare to soak up reading, math and other skills, local land trusts are giving them opportunities to learn about the outdoors as well. The Kids in Nature program, coordinated by the Highla ...Read More

Boston College graduate students are using a new ruling by the National Labor Relations Board to push harder for recognition of their union. (BCGEU)

BOSTON – Supporters of the Boston College Graduate Employees Union are taking advantage of the start of the fall semester to build on the momentum of a major ruling last week. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling restores union and collective bargaining rights to graduate student ...Read More

In Philadelphia, smog from oil and gas pollution causes an estimated 12,206 childhood asthma attacks. (Dick Swanson/Wikimedia Commons)<br />

PHILADELPHIA – Ozone smog from oil and gas pollution will cause more than 30,000 summertime childhood asthma attacks in Pennsylvania in 2025, according to a new report. There are more than 100,000 oil and gas wells, compressors and other facilities in the state. And while you can't see it, t ...Read More

Wetlands need to be able to migrate inland as sea levels rise. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Rising sea levels from global climate change are threatening wildlife, recreation and economies along the America's eastern seacoast, but a new report outlines steps to reduce the impact and adapt to changes. The National Wildlife Federation report, “Changing Tides,&# ...Read More

Cover crops can produce about three tons of forage per acre. (Angela Florence/Flickr)

DES MOINES, Iowa - The use of cover crops as fodder for livestock is picking up steam in parts of Iowa, and a new project aims to quantify the possible dollar return. Practical Farmers of Iowa is conducting research with livestock producers planting cover crops in the North Raccoon Watershed to est ...Read More

Seattle has joined more than 100 other communities, including Puyallap, in AARP's Network of Age-Friendly Cities. (Coffee Party USA/Flickr)

SEATTLE - Seattle is being officially recognized as an "Age-Friendly" city today, joining more than 100 communities around the world. Over the next five years, Seattle will invest in projects aimed at making the city safer for seniors, such as widening sidewalks, providing better and more affordabl ...Read More

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