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PNS Daily Newscast - November 12, 2019 


Former President Carter in the hospital; bracing for an arctic blast; politics show up for Veterans Day; trade and politics impact Wisconsin farmers; and a clever dog learns to talk some.

2020Talks - November 12, 2019 


65 years ago today, the federal government shut down Ellis Island, and the Supreme Court hears landmark case DACA; plus, former MA Gov. Deval Patrick might enter the Democratic primary race.

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Archive: October 17, 2019

The South Dakota Legislature has so far rejected proposals to ban death sentences for people with serious mental illnesses. (worldcoalitionagainstthedeathpenalty.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A pending U.S. Supreme Court ruling could impact a South Dakota case that shocked the Sioux Falls community in 2016. This month, the high court justices heard arguments in Kahler v. Kansas, a case that could determine the constitutionality of the insanity defense. South ...Read More

Transportation accounts for more than 40% of Washington state's carbon emissions. (Oran Viriyincy/Flickr)

SEATTLE – The Puget Sound region is striking out on its own with a bold proposal for a clean fuel standard. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has drafted a rule that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by 26% by 2030 in King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Tr ...Read More

Personal sensors allow people to monitor air quality in real time in their communities. (Clean Air Carolina)

RALEIGH, N.C. – After spending decades treating people with severe asthma, a retired emergency room physician is calling for local air quality monitors in every North Carolina county. Dr. Robert Parr, along with the nonprofit organization Clean Air Carolina, helped install stationary air qua ...Read More

For the more than 178 million Americans with employer-provided health coverage, many companies set aside a two-week period between September and December when employees can select health benefits for the following year. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – More than 3 million Kentuckians have the opportunity to enroll in or make changes to their Medicare coverage or employer-sponsored health plan during the next couple of months. Medicare open enrollment begins now and ends on Dec. 7. Paul Brophy, chief operating officer for ...Read More

Two-thirds of North America’s birds are threatened with extinction, including Wyoming's White-winged Crossbill, if average global temperatures rise above 2 degrees Celsius. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Trumpeter swans, great grey owls, red headed woodpeckers and 22 other bird species in Wyoming all are at risk of extinction if the world's average temperatures rise about 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, according to a new National Audubon Society report. Aliso ...Read More

Processing rape kits can help bring justice for survivors and prevent future assaults, but thousands remain untested nationwide. (Adobe Stock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State leaders will soon have a better grasp of the magnitude of Missouri's backlog of untested sexual assault kits. With funding from a $2.8 million federal grant, the Missouri attorney general's SAFE Kit Initiative is expected to complete its inventory of untested rape ...Read More

Legislation passed in Sacramento this session includes bills to change the income threshold to allow more lower-income seniors to qualify for Medi-Cal. (liljoel/Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – This has been a banner year for making health care more accessible and affordable in California, according to consumer and health advocacy groups. The open enrollment period for CoveredCA, which started this week, was expanded significantly – so people can now sign ...Read More

Minnesota election officials say voters should already be on the lookout for false information in next month's local races. (Morguefile)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota voters head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5, to decide a host of municipal races and referendums. Even though the presidential election is still a year away, state officials say ballot security is already a high priority this fall. Minnesota Secretary of State S ...Read More

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