PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2020 

Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 

Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Archive: February 13, 2019

According to a MetLife market survey, nursing homes are about three times as expensive for families as home-based care. (sarcifilippo/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. - Most older Americans want to "age in place," staying in their own homes, rather than moving to an assisted-living facility or nursing home. However, according to an AARP report, New Hampshire is doing very little to help them. The report ranks the state 50th in helping older people ...Read More

Sandra Jaregui, a survivor of the Las Vegas shooting, speaks at a press conference Tuesday for supporters of stricter gun-sale background checks. (Annette Magnus)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Dozens of Nevadans on all sides of the gun debate testified Tuesday in a daylong hearing before a joint session of the state Legislature on a proposal to tighten up background checks on gun sales. The new law would include background checks for private sales, and those online and ...Read More

The Northwest's Southern Resident orca population is down to 75, the lowest number in 30 years. (Ingrid Taylar/Flickr)

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Washington state is proposing to increase the volume of water spilled over Columbia and Snake River dams to aid salmon recovery, a plan designed to feed the region's dwindling orca population. The state Department of Ecology is to hold a public meeting on the proposal today in Va ...Read More

Research finds that kids retain retain lifelong healthy eating habits if they start eating nutritious food when they're young. (Lance Cheung/U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A bipartisan group of Minnesota lawmakers will introduce a measure today to bring schools and local farmers closer together. Alongside school nutrition coordinators, producers and healthy-food advocates, the bill's sponsors are launching a campaign at the Capitol to support farm-t ...Read More

Gov. Gavin Newsom is calling on the Legislature to protect California from federal attacks on the Affordable Care Act. (jdlasica/Flickr)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Groups that promote greater access to health care cheered Tuesday as Gov. Gavin Newsom made the issue a central part of his State of the State address. The governor criticized what he called the Trump administration's "vandalism" of the Affordable Care Act. Anthony Wright, exec ...Read More

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers' plan to improve access to dental care drew mixed reactions from dentists. (drshohmelian/Pixabay)

MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Tony Evers' plan to spend more than $43 million to expand access to dental care in Wisconsin, particularly in underserved rural areas, is being met with both praise and disappointment from the state's leading voice for dentistry. The Wisconsin Dental Association, which represen ...Read More

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