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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: April 9, 2019

A rare strain of E.coli infections in Kentucky has infected dozens of people, and public health officials expect more cases. (@manjurulhaque/Twenty20)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — At least 46 people in the Commonwealth have been diagnosed with E.coli, and six of the infected have been hospitalized, according to the Kentucky Department of Public Health. State epidemiologist Doug Thoroughman said the strain of E.coli is called O103, and is rarely found ...Read More

Insulin, a critical medicine for people with diabetes, can cost 90 percent less in Canada than in the United States. (Pixabay)

DENVER — Colorado lawmakers are considering a measure that would help consumers cut their prescription drug costs by allowing them to buy the same medicine from Canada at prices far below those charged in the U.S. According to AARP, the median annual income for Medicare beneficiaries is $26, ...Read More

Encounters with grizzlies are rare, but increase during hunting season, as bears preparing for hibernation are drawn to innards left by hunters after field-stripping game. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Conservation groups are asking state agencies in Wyoming and Idaho to require hunters to carry bear spray in grizzly bear habitat. Between 2015 and 2017, 146 grizzlies were killed in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The vast majority were encounters with hunters. Kristin C ...Read More

Some 100 million acres of current land used to grow our food will be available to be transferred to the next generation of farmers. (Travis Wise/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Accessing land is one of the biggest hurdles for farmers who are just starting out, and a new bill in Ohio aims to help. An estimated 100 million acres of current land used to grow our food is expected to be up for grabs in coming years as the current generation of farmers i ...Read More

A 600-pound bear died from a car collision east of Plymouth, N.C., this week. Law enforcement officials say the driver was unharmed. (Tom Harrison/NCBearFest.com)

PLYMOUTH, N.C. — As the breeding season begins for North Carolina's black bears, so does the risk of collisions with the animals on highways in the eastern part of the state. The Albemarle/Pamlico Peninsula has one of the highest densities of black bears in the world, according to the North ...Read More

Supporters of the so-called Cascade Care proposal are concerned Washington state lawmakers could strip it of its cost-saving potential. (Piutus/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state's bid to expand health care coverage to all is in its final stages of negotiations at the Capitol. Cascade Care is Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed plan to provide affordable insurance to all Washingtonians. Bills have passed in both the House and Senate, but Ashl ...Read More

States are hopeful that the Family First Prevention Services Act will emphasize investments in families so that fewer children are removed and placed in foster care. (davef3138/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. — More foster youths are being placed in families across the country, according to a new report. The Annie E. Casey Foundation says the proportion of kids in foster care who were placed with families rather than in group homes rose from 81 percent in 2007 to 86 percent in 2017. ...Read More

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