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PNS Daily Newscast - November 21, 2018 


Senators from both sides of the aisle want Trump to clear the air on the Khashoggi killing. Also on the Wednesday rundown: Massachusetts leads the U.S. in the fentanyl-overdose death rate; plus we will let you know why business want to preserve New Mexico’s special places.

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Archive: October 3, 2018

A bill in the U.S. Senate would add about 30,000 acres to the Devil's Staircase Wilderness. (Mike Putnam)

PORTLAND, Ore. - A bill to protect thousands of acres and miles of river in Oregon has passed out of a key U.S. Senate committee. The Oregon Wildlands Act, introduced by Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, both D-Ore., would designate more than 200,000 acres as wilderness and national recreation area ...Read More

The passage of House Bill 2 and subsequent HB 142 prompted many private businesses to put up gender-neutral restroom signs in North Carolina. (Ted Eytan/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Civil-rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union and Lambda Legal, are setting their sights on the ban on local protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning individuals that was written into North Carolina's controversial House Bill 142. ...Read More

Adults living in rural areas are projected to benefit most if Utah expands access to Medicaid. (Vongan/Twenty20)

SALT LAKE CITY - The rate of people without health insurance in rural Utah communities is far higher than the rate in cities, but a recent report suggests that expanding Medicaid would change that. According to the report, Utah's urban-rural uninsured gap is among the widest in the country; 31 ...Read More

The famous rock formations of the San Rafael Swell could gain federal protections under a new bill. (Don Graham/Flickr)

SALT LAKE CITY - Nearly 1 million acres in Utah's Emery County are one step closer to gaining increased protections. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday approved the Emery County Public Lands Management Act, sponsored by Sen. Orrin Hatch and Rep. John Curtis, both R-Ut ...Read More

According to the new AARP poll, 86 percent of Tennesseans age 50 and older think Social Security is important for retirement. (Twenty20)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With campaign signs dotting the landscape across the state, it's no secret that the midterms are around the corner. But a new poll from AARP indicates there's something missing in the campaign rhetoric. The survey found 91 percent of Tennessee voters age 50 and older think ...Read More

Only nine out of 100 families receiving support from the Ohio Works First program have income beyond cash assistance. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio has a $500 million reserve available in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, and a new report examines the reasons for the surplus. It also suggests ways the state can better support struggling Ohioans. Over the past decade, said Brie Lusheck, a public-po ...Read More

Even with the additional options that opened up under the Affordable Care Act, New Mexico has 180,000 residents without health insurance. (khn.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Albuquerque City Council on Monday became the sixth governing body in the state to pass a resolution supporting a proposal to allow all New Mexico residents access to a low-cost health plan through Medicaid. The plan would include uninsured people who don't qualify for ...Read More

The expansion of a nearby oil refinery could increase bad air-quality days in North Cascades National Parks by more than two weeks. (Jeff Hollett/Flickr)

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - North Cascades National Park turns 50 this week, and one group wants Washington state to give the park a gift - with stronger air pollution controls on a nearby oil refinery. The Washington state Department of Ecology has approved facility updates to BP's Cherry Point refinery n ...Read More

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