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: September 14, 2016

Kentucky's huge drop in uninsured adults is good for both parents and their kids, say children's advocates. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The percentage of Americans without insurance is at an all-time low. A new census survey finds that more than 9 percent are uninsured nationwide, and it's even lower in Kentucky, at 6 percent. Sonya Begay of Berea, who is raising three teenage grandchildren, said she began receivi ...Read More

The Global Dairy Symposium on Oct. 6 in Wisconsin will feature sessions with leading international dairy authorities. (Matsymowicz/

MADISON, Wis. - As part of the World Dairy Expo in Madison on Oct. 6, the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will present a Global Dairy Symposium with leading experts from around the world sharing their insights on the dairy industry. The panel of presenters will discus ...Read More

A new United Way report says many working-class families struggle financially in Indiana, especially those headed by a single parent. (Sierra Neely)

INDIANAPOLIS - United Way has released its ALICE report, which stands for "Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed" - an apt description of many Hoosiers. According to the report, 36 percent of Indiana households in 2014 could not afford basic needs such as housing, child care, food, health car ...Read More

Voluntary guidelines proposed for Michigan schools would allow transgender students to use school locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity. (Nick Bastain/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. - A vote is expected today on guidelines that could help ensure that LGBTQ students in Michigan are not treated differently than other students. The State Board of Education is expected to approve voluntary recommendations for schools that were created to reduce discrimination agains ...Read More

Almost 2,000 ITT Tech students in Tennessee are left without a school after the for-profit institution closed its doors last week. (Forsaken Fotos/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Dozens of former students and graduates of ITT Technical Institute - which has campuses in Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Cordova and Nashville - today are declaring a debt strike. The civil action means they will no longer be making federal loan payments for the debt they ...Read More

New U.S. Census Bureau data says Massachusetts continues to lead the nation for its number of residents with health insurance. (U.S. Navy)

BOSTON - The Bay State once again is first in the nation when it comes to health-insurance coverage, according to new Census Bureau data. The census figures show that less than 3 percent of Massachusetts residents now are uninsured. However, Brian Rosman, director of policy and government relations ...Read More

A new report says fees and fines imposed in the juvenile-court system often become major setbacks to families who are already financially strapped. (Youth Justice Coalition)

SANTA FE, N.M. - Fines and fees within the juvenile-justice system can be crushing for families, according to a new report. According to the nonprofit Juvenile Law Center, young people who can't pay for alternative programs may do time when a wealthier offender may not. In some states, the report s ...Read More

About 1,400 miles of rivers and streams in five priority counties have been damaged by agricultural pollution. (Ruhrfisch/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Making five Pennsylvania counties a top priority could help put the state back on track to meet its clean-water goals. The Clean Water Blueprint, a six-state agreement to reduce pollution and sediment flowing into Chesapeake Bay, is off course - and Pennsylvania is responsible for ...Read More

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