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PNS Daily News - December 12, 2019 


A House Committee begins debate on articles of impeachment; Washington state is set to launch a paid family, medical leave program; advocates for refugees say disinformation clouds their case; and a new barrier to abortion in Kentucky.

2020Talks - December 12, 2019 


Today’s the deadline to qualify for this month’s debate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang made it - the only non-white candidate who’ll be on stage. Plus, former Secretary Julián Castro questions the order of primary contests.

Archive: February 2, 2017

A new report highlights the importance of federal funding for cancer research. (cdc.gov)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Medical researchers are hoping the bipartisan support that has promoted the study of cancer will continue under the Trump administration. Saturday is World Cancer Day, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology has released its annual report, called "Clinical Cancer Advan ...Read More

Senior advocates are launching a campaign against proposals to voucherize Medicare.(Liljoel/Morguefile)

PHOENIX -- Senior advocates in the Grand Canyon State are speaking out against proposals in Congress to replace Medicare with a voucher system. AARP Arizona is part of a national campaign, launched this week, opposing Speaker Paul Ryan's plan to provide seniors with a fixed monthly subsidy with wh ...Read More

Medical aid in dying for terminally ill patients, which is legal in Washington and five other states, involves consultation from a medical professional. (DarkoStojanovic/Pixabay)

SEATTLE – Advocates for end-of-life choices are concerned about President Donald Trump's pick for U.S. Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch. Washington is among six states where medical aid in dying is an option for terminally ill patients at the end of their lives. In 2006, in his book "Th ...Read More

The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide Program is available at 21 sites in Arkansas to prepare tax returns for people who can't afford professional help. (bernardasv/IStockphoto)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The federal income tax filing deadline is April 18, and if you can't afford professional help with your tax return, free assistance is available. The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide Program offers no-cost services in Arkansas preparing federal and state tax returns. Kim Labbate, a ...Read More

AARP is launching a new campaign to convince members of Congress to keep President Donald Trump's commitment to safeguard Medicare. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The nation's largest senior advocacy group, AARP, is launching a campaign to block congressional efforts to turn Medicare into a voucher system. Sam Shumway, executive director of AARP Wyoming, says proposals to privatize the government run health program for people with dis ...Read More

For undocumented drivers, a simple traffic stop could lead to deportation. (dwightsghost/flickr.com)

NEW YORK — Issuing driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants would expand opportunities, bring in revenue and increase public safety, according to a pair of new reports. The reports, from the Fiscal Policy Institute and the New York City Comptroller, said that about 265,000 undocumented i ...Read More

Progressive groups are holding vigils tonight to protest President Trump's decisions, including the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Battle Born Progress)

LAS VEGAS — Progressive groups are holding vigils Thursday night in Las Vegas and Reno to protest what they call an attack on American values by President Trump. The events are scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. in front of Sen. Dean Heller's office in Las Vegas and under the "Believe" sign a ...Read More

New mother Sarah Starks says the Promise Scholarship kept her in the state and shouldn't be cut. (Dan Heyman)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The children's advocacy group Our Children Our Future is releasing its annual legislative priority list. Some items focus on programs at risk in the state's budget crisis. Lawmakers are facing a shortfall of more than $500 billion for next year. And the West Virginia Ce ...Read More

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