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PNS Daily Newscast - July 17, 2019 


The House votes to condemn President Trump’s attacks on women of color in Congress as racist. Also on our Wednesday rundown: A new report forecasts big losses for some states if the ACA is repealed. And a corporate call to flex muscle to close the gender pay gap.

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Archive: December 20, 2018

Avoid holiday disaster by keeping live Christmas trees watered daily, or only using artificial trees that are labeled as flame retardant. (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – While live Christmas trees make people's homes look and smell festive this time of year, they must also be handled with care. Baylie Scott, assistant director of communications and marketing for the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, says this year's early Tha ...Read More

Folks can ask family members when they developed symptoms of heart disease or stroke to better prepare themselvs and future health needs. (OakleyOriginals/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Families are getting together for the holiday season, and these gatherings can be opportunities for folks to ask about their family health history. A person's chance of heart disease or stroke can increase if those afflictions run in the family. That's important to know because h ...Read More

Missouri's Capable Kids and Families program aims to reduce the cost of raising a special-needs child by loaning therapy equipment so parents don't have to buy it. (cpozarks.org)

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Parenting a child with disabilities is challenging, but can be much easier when the proper resources are available. Often families can benefit from the loan of developmental therapy equipment, access to a playroom with adaptive equipment or information about networking mee ...Read More

The Grain Belt Express Clean Line project would bring wind power from Kansas to Missouri, Illinois and Iowa. (Niserin/iStockphoto)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Renewable energy groups are hoping for approval from the Public Service Commission for a project designed to bring more wind power to Missouri. The Grain Belt Express Clean Line would bring in renewable power from the wind farms of Kansas to Missouri, Illinois and Iowa, ...Read More

The number of grandparents raising grandchildren surpassed 3 million in a recent survey. (crystalmariesing./Twenty20)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Families are coming together for the holidays, and that includes families that don't fit the traditional model, such as grandparents taking care of their grandchildren. In Oregon, more than 24,000 grandparents are responsible for the grandchildren that live with them, accord ...Read More

Wisconsin has the seventh most hemp-planted land in the country. (Maja Dumat/Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. – President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign the Farm Bill Thursday, setting the hemp industry up for a major breakthrough in 2019. Hemp will no longer be classified as a Schedule I controlled substance, opening up possibilities for farmers in Wisconsin and other states. Bad ...Read More

UMass Amherst Student Government Association President Timmy Sullivan speaks at the Fund Our Future Campaign rally at the Massachusetts Statehouse. (Massachusetts Teachers Assn.)

BOSTON – At a rally at the State House this week, a coalition announced its plans for new legislation to ensure more funding for public schools and colleges. The Fund Our Future coalition says schools have been under-funded for years, and wants the Massachusetts Legislature to increase the p ...Read More

More that 750,000 people with disabilities are incarcerated in the United States. (USA-Reiseblogger/pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. – The criminal justice reform bill making its way through Congress will help thousands of people with disabilities re-enter their communities. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 32 percent of people in federal prisons and 40 percent of all people in jail in the Un ...Read More

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