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PNS Daily Newscast - July 23, 2019 


A bipartisan deal reached to avert U.S. government default. Also on our Tuesday rundown: a new report calculates the high hospital costs for employers. Plus, new legislation could help protect Florida's at-risk wildlife.

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People with developmental disabilities contribute to a more diverse community when employers hire them for administrative or support roles and other appropriate jobs. (Tatiana Dyuvbanova/ Twenty20)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Every day, 7 million people with developmental disabilities work harder than many other Americans to lead self-determined lives, and this is the month when those hard-won efforts are recognized. March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, highlighting the contribu ...Read More

Minnesota could become the 25th state to add an Equal Rights Amendment, or similar protections, to the state constitution. (MAPE)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A proposal to add an amendment to the Minnesota constitution guaranteeing equal rights regardless of gender has cleared the state House and now moves on to the Senate for consideration. House File 13, sponsored by New Brighton Democrat Mary Kunesh-Podein, states, "Equality ...Read More

The Alzheimer's Association of Tennessee says Alzheimer's disease is the only official cause of death without dedicated research funds for a cure. (phiasinclair/Twenty20)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - More than 120,000 Tennesseans are living with Alzheimer's disease, and this week, state lawmakers are considering bills to create an advisory council to address the crisis. AARP Tennessee and the Alzheimer's Association back the idea of a state council to examine the industries, ...Read More

According to a new report, 91 percent of U.S. coal-fired power plants are contaminating nearby groundwater with unsafe levels of toxic pollutants. (Jellybeens4/Twenty20)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A power plant outside of Louisville ranks among the top 10 most polluted in the country for groundwater contamination by coal ash, according to a new report. Coal ash is the toxic leftover byproduct of burning coal, and coal plants produce millions of tons of it each year. ...Read More

Blue pinwheels are the symbol for child-abuse prevention. (Airman Shawna Keyes/Wikimedia Commons)

BOISE, Idaho - How can children's advocates help Idaho families survive and thrive? The Strengthening Families Training Institute holds its 20th conference in Boise today, bringing together practitioners, educators and parents to learn about best practices for preventing child abuse and neglect. T ...Read More

Raul Hidalgo, who has been taking care of his brother for more than two decades, says he must sometimes pay out of his own pocket for medical expenses. (SEIU 775)

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Health-care and anti-poverty advocates are pushing for the state to fix Medicaid qualifications for folks with long-term care needs. The solution could aid seniors and people with disabilities, as well as caregivers. The change would increase the threshold at which people pay for t ...Read More

A 2013 attempt to strip gray wolves of endangered species protections failed because of backlash from the public and scientists. (Brad Greenlee/Flickr)

SEATTLE - The U.S. Department of the Interior will roll out plans to remove Endangered Species Act protections for the gray wolf, acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has announced. Groups in the Northwest say that action would be premature. Wolf numbers have made a big comeback since the spec ...Read More

The Susquehanna River is a major water source that empties into the northern end of the Chesapeake Bay. (Nicholas A. Tonelli/Flickr)

WASHINGTON – This week, more than 100 clean-water advocates traveled to Washington DC, urging lawmakers to increase funding for clean water in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. For the past two years, the Trump administration has either proposed cuts or zeroed-out funding the Environmental Prote ...Read More

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