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PNS Daily News - November 22, 2019 


President Trump signs a spending bill to avert a government shutdown; it's deadline day for cities to opt out of a federal opioid settlement; and a new report says unsafe toys still are in stores.

2020Talks - November 22, 2019 


Affordable housing legislation was introduced in Congress yesterday, following the first debate questions about housing. Plus, Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu was indicted for fraud, bribery, and breach of trust, just days after the Trump administration’s policy greenlighting Israeli settlement of the West Bank. And finally, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues his slow and steady potential entry into the race.

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Archive: January 14, 2019

A panel discussion with local law enforcement and state lawmakers follows the screening of a film on the consequences for children of Idaho's exemption to faith-healing practices. (Ken Lund/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – A documentary screening at the Idaho State Capitol on Wednesday aims to shed light on the sometimes deadly consequences of the state's faith-healing exemptions to providing medical care for children. "Dark Clouds Over Canyon County" examines the history of faith healing in Ida ...Read More

Health care and affordable prescription drugs are among the top issues for older Wisconsin voters. <br />(Daniel Morrison/Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. – As Wisconsin's new governor steps into office and the State Legislature begins a new term, policy groups say it's important for lawmakers to remember the voters who elected them. At 61 percent, Wisconsin had the second highest voter turnout in the nation for the November 2018 ...Read More

Spending time outdoors is one way to combat the prevalence of cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and hypertension, all of which are higher for African Americans. (Pathways to Parks)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Western North Carolina's rich public lands are open to all, and a new group has decided to go the extra mile to encourage more people of color to enjoy them. Elsea Brown, director of Blue Ridge Forever campaign, says the Pathways to Parks group, based in Asheville, was for ...Read More

Starting in 2020, 650,000 Healthy Michigan beneficiaries will be subject to new work requirements. (click/Morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – Policy groups are hopeful state lawmakers will learn from Arkansas' mistakes as work requirements for the Healthy Michigan Plan are implemented. A new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that nearly 17,000 Medicaid beneficiaries in Arkansas already h ...Read More

The Yakima Valley Farm Worker's Clinic provides a safe place for 1,400 young people in eastern Washington to go after school. (Yakima Valley Farm Worker's Clinic)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Advocates for youth development and learning programs outside the classroom will be in Olympia on Tuesday. One priority is to boost the role that after-school and summer programs play in preventing children from getting involved in crime and drug use. Beth Monfils coordina ...Read More

Proposed reforms to New York's election laws include early voting, online and automatic registration, and more. (BigGirlCamera/Twenty20)

NEW YORK – Good government groups are hopeful that the New York State Legislature finally will pass long overdue election law reforms. They blame antiquated election laws for New York having one of the lowest voter participation rates in the country, but a package of reform bills coming up f ...Read More

Employees at the federal prison in Tallahassee and other facilities around the state are working without paychecks. (Ichigo121212/Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As federal employees go into their second pay period without a paycheck, desperation to make ends meet could pose serious risks for workers in the federal prison system. With no end in sight for the shutdown, workers, including those who commute from out-of-state for jobs ...Read More

Lake County, Fla., Sheriff Willis McCall and an unidentified man stand next to Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Charles Greenlee. The three were accused of rape in 1949, along with a fourth man. (State Archives of Florida)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Nearly 70 years after being accused of raping a white woman, four African-American men were posthumously pardoned on Friday by the state of Florida, but the families say they'd like to see an exoneration, which would officially declare their innocence. The men known as th ...Read More

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