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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 24, 2019

Clinics in schools that can address both physical and mental-health issues can lower absenteeism and improve student outcomes. (Leonid/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE - Some Washington state students going back to school this year will have more than a school nurse as a health resource. School-based health centers provide a variety of care, including mental-health therapy, physical exams and even dental care. The clinics already are prominent in King Cou ...Read More

More than 4,000 cases of hepatitis-A have been reported in Kentucky since 2017. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Department of Public Health's "Strike Team" of nurses is offering hepatitis-A vaccines at county jails and other locations across the state. The effort comes as Kentucky's hepatitis-A outbreak has become the deadliest in the country, with a death of toll of 58. In some ...Read More

The Works Inc in Memphis organizes neighborhood bike rides and is a recipient of this year's AARP Community Challenge grant. (The Works Inc.)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennesseans in Nashville, Clarksville, Memphis and McMinn County will receive funding from AARP to improve the quality of life in their communities, with a special focus on residents age 50 and older. Habitat For Humanity in McMinn County received a Community Challenge grant to w ...Read More

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee will meet Thursday to discuss the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019. (Andy Dean/Adobe Stock)

AUSTIN, Texas - As efforts to bring down the cost of prescription medications intensify on Capitol Hill, some Texas groups say it can't come fast enough. The U.S. Senate Finance Committee meets Thursday to debate the bipartisan Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019. Charles Cascio, associ ...Read More

Rental scammers try to lure in consumers with the promise of low rent or great amenities for properties that either don't exist or that they don't own or manage. (Adobe Stock)

RICHMOND, Va. - People in Virginia looking to rent homes or vacation property need to take some extra precautions. A new alert from AARP Virginia says rental scams are rising across the state, and online scams in particular can rob people of thousands of dollars. It's become all too common for a sc ...Read More

Public Citizen found nearly two-thirds of former members of Congress have gone on to work for groups that seek to influence federal policies. (dima_sidelnikov/Adobe Stock)

BISMARCK, N.D. - When members of Congress leave office, an industry lobbying role often is in their future. A new report says states such as North Dakota could provide a model to help the federal government slow this revolving door. The consumer watchdog group Public Citizen applauded North Dakota ...Read More

About 40 million Americans rely on the SNAP program for food assistance, including more than 400,000 Nevadans. (Nevada Department of Agriculture)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Groups that advocate for the working poor are speaking out against a new policy proposal from the Trump administration to make it much harder for people to get food stamps via the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program. Right now, if you qualify for Temporary Assistance for N ...Read More

Two of Ohio Valley Electric Corp.'s coal plants will receive subsidies under House Bill 6. (William Alden/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio electric customers soon will be footing the bill for some aging coal-fired power plants. Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 6 on Tuesday, just hours after it was passed by the Legislature. The law imposes an energy tax on electric customers to subsidize First Energy's two nort ...Read More

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