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PNS Daily Newscast - January 27, 2021 


Biden executive orders address pollution and environmental justice; health professionals note a link between climate change and human health.


2021Talks - January 27 , 2021 


The Senate moves forward with Trump's impeachment trial; scholars question the legality of impeachment after an official is out of office.

Archive: June 3, 2019

An estimated 160,000 lives are lost every year from preventable medical errors in hospitals. (Adobe Stock)

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FRANKFORT, Ky. – A new report ranks most Kentucky hospitals average for patient safety. Published by the watchdog organization Leapfrog, the report ranks hospitals by letter grade. Out of 52 hospitals, 25 received a C grade for incidence of infections, problems with surgery and other crite ...Read More

In a survey of four-year college students, 5% said that they had gone without food for a full day because they couldn't afford it. (Matthew Hunt/Flickr)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jokes about starving college students relying on ramen noodles, rice and other cheap foods are no laughing matter, as recent research uncovers the broad scope of campus hunger. In a survey released by Temple University, 45% of student respondents said they had been food inse ...Read More

Accessible transportation and affordable housing are important parts of making cities friendly for people of all ages. (Randy Rasmussen/AARP Oregon)

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SALEM, Ore. — Gov. Kate Brown has proclaimed today Age-Friendly Oregon Day, recognizing communities' efforts to make the state livable for people of all ages. AARP has been urging cities and states to consider how to prepare for the country's rapidly aging population. AARP Oregon state direc ...Read More

More than 1 million acres of land recognized as wilderness quality in the Owyhee Canyonlands could be left unprotected in the U.S. Bureau Land Management's resource plans. (BLM/Flickr)

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ONTARIO, Ore. — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has released a draft plan for managing southeastern Oregon, and high-desert enthusiasts are concerned about its lack of action. The draft for managing 4.6 million acres of the Owyhee Canyonlands includes five alternatives. The B-L-M favors a ...Read More

The Arizona Children’s Health Insurance Program, also called KidsCare, had a steady enrollment this past year, and its funding was continued by the Arizona Legislature. (skeeze/Pixabay)

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PHOENIX – Children's advocates say funding in the 2020 state budget for the Children's Health Insurance Program is a major win for Arizona children. There was concern going into the recent legislative session that when Arizona was required to kick in a portion of the cost, some conservative ...Read More

More than 3 million children in Texas rely on Medicaid, and another 400,000 on CHIP, for health coverage. (U.S. Navy)

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AUSTIN, Texas – After more than a decade of progress getting health coverage for more children in the U.S., a new report shows that nationally, more than 800,000 fewer children were enrolled in federal health programs at the end of 2018. Anne Dunkelberg, associate director at the Center for ...Read More

The minimum wage bill, signed last week, will raise pay for 330,000 Connecticut workers. (govnedlamont/instgram.com)

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HARTFORD, Conn. – With Connecticut set to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, labor organizers now are setting their sights on making further gains for low-wage workers. Now that Gov. Ned Lamont has signed the legislation, Connecticut's minimum wage will go up to $11 an hour in October, a ...Read More

Scammers always are looking for new ways to trick people into giving them credit card or Social Security information. (sepy/Adobe Stock)

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HARTFORD, Conn. – A leading expert on fraud schemes and how to protect yourself from them is visiting Connecticut this week. Fraud and identity theft are booming businesses. This Thursday, AARP, in collaboration with the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, is hosting ...Read More

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