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PNS Daily Newscast - August 22, 2019 


The latest Trump child-detention policy sparks harsh criticism. Also on the Thursday rundown: New York sues the EPA over Hudson River PCBs.

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Archive: May 20, 2019

In 2016, nearly 30% of Kentucky women aged 18-44 reported smoking every day or some days. (Adobe Stock)

HAZARD, Ky. — Last week, Kentucky Public Health officials, community leaders and former smokers spoke to residents of Hazard as part of the Centers for Disease Control’s "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign. Amanda is a former smoker who has been traveling the country telling her story a ...Read More

Professional mental health experts say when people open up about their feelings of depression or other issues, don't try to fix the problem or change the subject, but listen patiently and actively. (Publicdomainpictures)

DENVER – STRIDE Community Health Center has joined the Let's Talk Colorado campaign, a coalition of more than 20 health organizations, and this year's emphasis is to address some of the unique challenges men face with mental health. STRIDE psychologist Erin Baurle says men don't seek care at ...Read More

Despite a court ruling favorable to environmental groups and a new bill in Congress to protect the area, the Trump administration has not backed off plans to drill within Chaco Culture National Historical Park. (Sierra Club)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — After a shortened public-comment period, the Bureau of Land Management is planning to open land in the Greater Chaco region to more oil and gas development, even as Congress considers legislation to protect the culturally significant area. Miya King-Flaherty with the Rio ...Read More

The Boise Pride Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. (Kenneth Freeman/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – Boise is set to host one of its biggest pride festivals ever, but the Idaho State Capitol might not be part of the festivities. After three years of lighting the building with rainbow lights to support the LGBTQ community, Idaho officials say the Capitol building is no longer ...Read More

Construction has started on the controversial Rockwool insulation manufacturing plant. (Brent Walls, Upper Potomac Riverkeeper)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Legislature will consider expanding tax breaks around the target="parent">controversial Rockwool project. Opponents say that will hurt the quality of life in the West Virginia county with the lowest unemployment. The insulation-manufacturing plant under construction ...Read More

Researchers say understanding a loved one's dementia diagnosis can help preserve family relationships. (Lisa F. Young/Adobe Stock)

LANSING, Mich. – Dementia has significant impacts on the lives of families, employers, taxpayers and those living with the disease. And dozens of stakeholders have a vision for making sure Michigan can respond to the challenges of the disease in the coming years. The Michigan Dementia Coal ...Read More

Three-quarters of New York City subway stations still are inaccessible for wheelchair users. (Tdorante10 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)])

NEW YORK — A federal class-action lawsuit claims New York City's subway system has broken the law by failing to make stations wheelchair accessible. The lawsuit was filed by the group Disability Rights Advocates on behalf of individual plaintiffs and a coalition of disability organizations. ...Read More

Cedar Mesa in Southern Utah is part of thousands of square miles of public lands in the Western United States. Federal officials are considering moving the BLM's headquarters from Washington, D.C.  to a western state to better manage public lands. (HannahCowan/BLM)

SALT LAKE CITY — Federal officials say they plan to reveal later this year whether they will relocate the Bureau of Land Management headquarters to a Western state. The stated goal is to better manage federally owned public lands, which are mostly in the West. But conservation have questioned ...Read More

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