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PNS Daily Newscast - November 14, 2019 


New evidence arises from the first impeachment hearing; one in four federal student loan borrowers defaults early on; and growing proof that vaping isn't the healthy alternative it was thought to be.

2020Talks - November 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

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Archive: February 4, 2019

Katharine Wismer (r.) is worried she might not have the savings available for long-term care. (Courtesy of Katharine Wismer)

NOTE: An earlier version of this story said advocates were in Olympia. Their meeting in the capital was canceled due to road conditions. OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washingtonians are urging lawmakers to pass legislation designed to help folks save for their care when they need it. AARP and other orga ...Read More

There were 65 reported grizzly bear deaths in 2018. (H. Michael Miley/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – After a record number of grizzly bear deaths in 2018, groups are calling for an update to a decade-old report on conflict prevention. Six conservation groups have sent a letter to the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee's Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee. They're urging me ...Read More

Public transportation and better schools are just two priorities that the group NC Child says would make a big difference in moving generations of children from poverty to opportunity. (NC Child)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Nearly 1 million children in North Carolina live in poor or low-income homes, according to U.S. census figures. The nonprofit group NC Child has released a series of reports on the longer-term effects of poverty on children. NC Child's Research Director Whitney Tucker said fa ...Read More

More than 80 percent of Colorado voters believe it is important for states to use funds to protect and restore the health of rivers, lakes and streams. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Voters in Colorado and other western states continue to support conservation policies for publicly owned lands, putting them at odds with the Trump administration's energy dominance agenda, according to the ninth annual Conservation in the West Poll from Colorado College. Gov. Jared ...Read More

Federal law allows 60 percent of the U.S. workforce to take unpaid time off to care for a sick family member or new child, but many workers in rural communities canít afford to skip a paycheck.(Humphrey School of Public Affairs, U. of Minn.)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – As legislators at the Minnesota State Capitol debate a paid family and medical leave policy, a new report from the University of Minnesota says the state's rural residents face the greatest need for this type of benefit. Report author Debra Fitzpatrick says multiple trends ...Read More

Red Rock Canyon is a major draw in Nevada, for visitors and residents alike. (kconnors/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada legislative session begins today, and conservation groups are asking lawmakers to create a state-level Office of Outdoor Recreation to protect public lands and support the businesses that depend on them. A 2018 study showed that Nevada's outdoor industry suppor ...Read More

Arizona distributes drinking water though hundreds of miles of canals from the Colorado River basin. (Wikimedia Commons)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Arizona voters expressed strong opinions in a new poll on such issues as climate change, protecting public lands and outdoor recreation. In the ninth annual Conservation in the West Poll from Colorado College, two-thirds of voters polled in eight Western states identified ...Read More

Routine updates to water-pollution standards are proving controversial in the West Virginia Legislature, with objections coming from some manufacturers. (Homestage/Pixabay)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Under pressure from a specific Charleston manufacturer, a state Senate committee has moved to delay updating human health criteria in water-quality rules. Clean-water advocates hope for more support in the House. The most recent step in the back-and-forth on water-pollut ...Read More

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