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PNS Daily Newscast - July 15, 2019 


AOC, Trump battle on Twitter over being native born. Also on our Monday rundown: Democratic hopefuls share views in five Iowa cities. Plus, efforts to control stormwater pollution are paying off for Puget Sound.

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There are 66,000 unpaid caregivers in Wyoming providing care to a loved one or neighbor at no cost. This translates into 62 million hours of care and $817 million per year. (Myfuture/Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Tapping years of customer service experience, the Wyoming Department of Health's new director Mike Ceballos is going directly to state residents to learn what's working and where improvements are needed. The agency kicked off a series of listening sessions last month in Whea ...Read More

Kentucky's older adults experience the highest rates in the nation for food insecurity. (Adobe Stock)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentuckians in their 50s have the highest rate of food insecurity in the nation. According to a new report by the group Feeding America, 18.6% of adults age 50 to 59 in the state have experienced hunger or uncertainty about where their next meal was coming from. Nationally ...Read More

Shannon Beigert's son, left, has autism and a third-party guardian now that he's turned 18. (Courtesy of Shannon Beigert)

SEATTLE – Washington state lawmakers passed bills this session to make the guardianship application process easier for parents. Sterling Harders, president of SEIU 775, says her union represents thousands of parents who take care of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. ...Read More

Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for women in Tennessee, according to the Tennessee Health Department. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This week is Women's Health Week and the Tennessee Department of Health is urging women to make sure they're caught up on preventive screenings, such as mammograms. Kelly Luskin, section chief of reproductive and women's health at the Tennessee Department of Health, says w ...Read More

People with full-time jobs are encouraged to participate in the state's foster care system, where training and ongoing support is available. (USDOD)

OMAHA, Neb. – May is National Foster Care Month, and the Nebraska Children's Home Society is working to bring more potential families into the state's foster care system by removing barriers to participation. This year's theme is "Foster Care as a support for families, not a substitute for p ...Read More

Minnesota farmers are concerned about the impact the NAFTA replacement deal could have on them. (Brian Jeffery Beggerly/Flickr)

MINNEAPOLIS – A standoff continues over the U.S. trade deal with Canada and Mexico designed to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. Although President Donald Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement late last year, the accord still needs approval from Congress. Ka ...Read More

By meeting energy efficiency standards set by state regulators, Arizona utilities cut millions of dollars from electric bills and improved the state's air quality and public health. (EpicStockMedia/AdobeStock)<br /><br />

PHOENIX – Consumer advocates are encouraging the Arizona Corporation Commission to be results-oriented when it sets the state's next energy efficiency standard. The Arizona Public Interest Research Group Education Fund says between 2010 and 2017, every single dollar of ratepayer money invest ...Read More

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