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PNS Daily Newscast - November 18, 2019 


President Trump invited to testify in person or in writing, says Pelosi; a battle over the worth of rooftop-solar electricity when it's sold back to the grid; the flu gets an early start; and the value of Texas family caregivers.

2020Talks - November 18, 2019 


Former Pres. Barack Obama cautioned Democrats to be more moderate, and incumbent Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins over Trump-backed Republican opponent.

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Archive: January 9, 2019

Lawmakers will introduce Gov. Jay Inslee's public-option health plan when the 2019 legislative session begins next week. (Office of the Governor)

SEATTLE - Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed a public-option health insurance plan in an effort to expand coverage to all Washingtonians. The state's Health Care Authority would contract with one or more carriers in each county to offer qualified health plans on the Washington Health Benefit Exchange. Fo ...Read More

A federal lawsuit seeks to change the way Missouri informs people on parole of their rights. (Public Domain Pictures/Pixabay)

ST. LOUIS - A class-action lawsuit seeking major reforms of Missouri's parole system just got the go-ahead from a federal judge in St. Louis. The case, Gasca vs. Precythe, alleges that the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole violates people's due-process rights by not sufficiently educating them ...Read More

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has not specified if funding will continue for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) after January, should the federal shutdown continue. (Alexas_Fotos/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Federal officials say fallout from the government shutdown will not impact the food security of families already living on the edge, in Ohio and other states. There were concerns that funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP could dry up after January, but ...Read More

A watchdog group discovered that proposed changes to the 11-state Greater Sage Grouse Management Plan closely mirrored requests by an oil and gas industry group, with documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. (Max Pixel)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The U.S. Department of the Interior has taken steps to restrict public-records requests allowed through the Freedom of Information Act. The proposal would allow the agency to deny requests that it deems "burdensome" or "vague," and officials at the agency say it's necessary because ...Read More

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says the state's economy has

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota's new governor wants to kick-start the state's economy, and believes greater access to broadband would help more residents be part of that goal. Kristi Noem, a Republican, is the first woman to lead the state as governor. In her "State of the State" address on Tuesday, s ...Read More

Federal protection for the tri-colored blackbird would hamper government eradication efforts designed to protect crops. (Monte M. Taylor/Wikimedia Commons)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A new lawsuit soon to be filed accuses the Trump administration of failing to make important decisions on the fates of dozens of species, including two in California: the tri-colored blackbird and the American wolverine. On Tuesday, the Center for Biological Diversity filed a n ...Read More

More than 24,000 Connecticut children still have no health-insurance coverage. (Jacob Sippel/U.S. Navy)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut is providing quality health care to more than 330,000 children but could reach more, according to a new report. The report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families ranked the state 12th in the nation for the rate of children covered by its HUSKY ...Read More

NYC Care will cover New York City residents, regardless of their ability to pay or immigration status. (DarkoStojanovic/Pixabay)

NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has affirmed that every city resident will have access to comprehensive health care, regardless of their ability to pay or immigration status. Speaking on national television Tuesday morning, the mayor unveiled the proposed NYC Care program, to reach th ...Read More

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