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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Archive: July 1, 2019

The Siskiyou Mountains salamander thrives in the old-growth forests of Northern California and Southern Oregon. (William Leonard/Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets)

SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS, Calif. – Conservation groups are filing suit Monday against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to force a long-delayed decision on whether to list the Siskiyou Mountains salamander as an endangered species. A coalition of environmental groups petitioned for protections ea ...Read More

In the 1980s, just 1-in-3 retired households were financially insecure, compared with nearly 1-in-2 today. (401kcalculator/Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Fewer employers offering pensions, a lack of retirement savings, higher health costs and longer life expectancy is putting the dream of a secure retirement out of reach for millions of Americans. Sarah Gill is senior legislative representative for AARP. She said the average ...Read More

A well-maintained food garden yields a half-pound of produce per square foot per growing season, according to the National Gardening Association. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As of today, Florida property owners can grow fresh produce in their yards without fear of local government restrictions. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 82 last week, which prohibits local governments from banning vegetable gardens on any part of a residential propert ...Read More

Oregon has a unique system for public input into its Medicaid program through community advisory councils. (DarkoStojanovic/Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregonians are playing an active role shaping the Oregon Health Plan, the state's Medicaid program. Boards known as community advisory councils are well-established – if little known – steering committees that ensure the health needs of their communities are bein ...Read More

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BALTIMORE – Lower-income Baltimore neighborhoods and small businesses are getting a boost from a loan program that's tailored to their needs. The Baltimore Community Foundation's impact investing program has brought almost $4 million to local businesses and organizations in the past year. ...Read More

There are 55 Community Health Centers in Ohio that provide care to more than 800,000 people.  (sebra/Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Where a person lives, works and plays can shape their overall health outcomes. And in Ohio, Community Health Centers are working to identify how social determinants may be affecting their patients. Medical staff at the centers are using a screening tool called “PRAPARE ...Read More

A U.S. Supreme Court decision will allow Michigan's gerrymandered districts to stay in place for 2020, but an independent citizens' commission will be redrawing them for 2022. (Voters Not Politicians)

LANSING, Mich. – Despite a blow from the U.S. Supreme Court, anti-gerrymandering groups are pressing on to implement the Michigan voter initiative that gives redistricting power to an independent citizens' commission. The high court ruled late last week that federal judges can't interfere wi ...Read More

Sparklers are the number-one cause of firework-related burns in children under age 5. (John Paul Tyrone Fernandez/Pexels)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Fourth of July is only three days away, and the state fire marshal is pleading with people to take common-sense measures to avoid injuries and spot fires. The biggest piece of advice is to make sure if you buy fireworks for personal use in Missouri, they are legal - ...Read More

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