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PNS Daily News - December 16, 2019 


Sen. Chuck Schumer calls for four specific witnesses in Senate impeachment trial; giving Iowans with disabilities a voice in caucuses; and an expert says Seasonal Affective Disorder is a lot more than just the holiday blues.

2020Talks - December 16, 2019 


Sen. Cory Booker led the charge asking the DNC to ease up debate qualification requirements. All seven candidates who made the cut for Thursday's debate say they won't participate in the debate at Loyola Marymount in LA if it means crossing the picket line of Unite Here Local 11.

Archive: November 4, 2019

Around 10% of children in the United States live in homes where the householders are grandparents or other relatives, according to U.S. American Community Survey data. (Adobe Stock)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — November is National Family Caregivers Month. And across Tennessee, thousands of grandparents are raising young children - a task many didn't imagine they'd be undertaking at a later stage in life. But high rates of opioid addiction and overdose deaths have left a generation ...Read More

Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi will hold gubernatorial elections Tuesday. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — On Tuesday, Kentuckians will cast their ballots for the next governor. And as the rest of the country will be watching for the outcome, state officials say they will be taking complaints on Election Day seriously. State Attorney General Michael J. Brown said his office has s ...Read More

Research increasingly shows that coronary heart disease and mental illness may actually be linked, and one might even cause the other. (rawpixel/Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – New research shows that mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, can lead to heart disease – a reason the American Heart Association of Iowa is working closely with employers to help create a culture of health and wellness in the workplace. Iowa psycholo ...Read More

BISMARCK, N.D. – With Veterans Day and the holiday season around the corner, con artists have many opportunities this time of year to prowl for unsuspecting victims. And some volunteer experts are ready to help North Dakotans avoid becoming prey. Doreen Riedman, associate state director fo ...Read More

At least 17,000 people experience homelessness in New Mexico in the course of a year, according to New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness. (missionlocal.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The homelessness crisis across the country is largely blamed on a lack of affordable housing, and New Mexico is no exception. When temperatures dropped below freezing earlier than expected last month, homeless shelters scrambled to accommodate those in need. Edward Arch ...Read More

The incidence of gum disease is two to three times higher for people with diabetes, and either condition can exacerbate the other. (vetkit/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Connections are becoming clearer between good oral health and treating high blood sugar. November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and one way folks can better manage the disease is by seeing a dentist. Dr. Lisa Bozzetti is the dental director at the Virginia Garcia Memorial H ...Read More

Redistricting supporters contend Missouri's legislative districts are not drawn to properly to ensure proper balance at the statehouse. (Dave Herholz/Flickr)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — It's been a year since Missourians went to the polls and said "yes" to redistricting reform, but supporters say they're still defending the win. In 2018, 62% of voters approved the Clean Missouri amendment, which included a process for drawing new state legislative distri ...Read More

Virginia communities such as Norfolk have restored wetlands into green spaces as one strategy to absorb dangerous flood waters. (Adobe Stock)

RICHMOND, Va. – As Gov. Ralph Northam puts together his budget proposal for the 2020 General Assembly session, groups are urging him to provide money for the Virginia Shoreline Resiliency Fund. The 2016 bipartisan legislation that established the fund was passed to help communities fight the ...Read More

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