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PNS Daily Newscast - January 27, 2021 


Biden executive orders address pollution and environmental justice; health professionals note a link between climate change and human health.


2021Talks - January 27 , 2021 


The Senate moves forward with Trump's impeachment trial; scholars question the legality of impeachment after an official is out of office.

Archive: December 12, 2019

The USDA estimates 35% of meat goes unused. (waranyu/Adobe Stock)

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BLACKFOOT, Idaho – The holidays mean lots of big meals – and also lots of food waste. But a few tips could help people put those leftovers to good use. Year-round, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates 30 to 40% of food is thrown away. Julie Buck, a dietitian with the Univer ...Read More

A recent study of elementary and middle schools found decreasing high caloric beverages such as soda and juice, and increasing water consumption, promoted child health and decreased childhood obesity. (GSquare/Pixabay)

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LYONS, Neb. – Children spend a significant portion of their days in school for most of the calendar year, and public health advocates are concerned that too many are not drinking enough water, which can lead to a host of negative issues. Jordan Rasmussen, policy manager for the Center for Ru ...Read More

In 2019, roughly 312,000 Illinoisans were enrolled in health care coverage through the federal marketplace. (AdobeStock)

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – There's not much time left for Illinoisans to sign up for medical coverage from the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace for 2020. After Sunday, marketplace plans will not be available unless a person has a qualifying life event, such as getting married or los ...Read More

Maryland expects to reduce its backlog of 6,500 untested rape kits within five years. (Ellsworth Air Force Base)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Millions of dollars are set to help police departments in Maryland process thousands of rape kits that have sat untested in storage, and to help keep pace with new cases. The funding is part of a new state law that goes into effect Jan. 1, requiring police to submit most rap ...Read More

North Dakota's Burleigh County received 24 refugees in 2019 and 22 the year before. (Christopher Herwig/Flickr)

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BISMARCK, N.D. – Central North Dakota has been in the spotlight as Burleigh County considered whether to stop accepting refugees based on a federal policy change. Even though the full plan failed, advocates say more education is needed to provide clarity in the debate. Lutheran Social Serv ...Read More

New state subsidies are available on CoveredCA this year to make health insurance more affordable for 90% of families. (Pamela Moore/iStockphoto)

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – This Sunday is the deadline for people to sign up for Covered California health insurance and have the coverage begin on Jan. 1. Starting in 2020, the state will require everyone to get coverage or pay a penalty. Rachel Linn Gish, director of communications for the adv ...Read More

In 2016 the Environmental Protection Agency concluded that all uses of chlorpyrifos are unsafe. (hhendrix/Adobe Stock)

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo took action Wednesday to ban a pesticide that poses significant risks to children's brain development, but time is running out for him to sign a number of environmental bills that have cleared the State Legislature. The United States banned most home uses of ...Read More

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