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PNS Daily Newscast - November 18, 2019 


President Trump invited to testify in person or in writing, says Pelosi; a battle over the worth of rooftop-solar electricity when it's sold back to the grid; the flu gets an early start; and the value of Texas family caregivers.

2020Talks - November 18, 2019 


Former Pres. Barack Obama cautioned Democrats to be more moderate, and incumbent Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins over Trump-backed Republican opponent.

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Archive: July 3, 2019

Only one-third of New Mexico's children have access to the Child Care Assistance program, but the state nonetheless is proposing to make even fewer low-income families eligible. (pramsnm.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. - New Mexico families who could lose state funding for child care are being asked to share their views with the state's Children, Youth and Families Department. Under its proposal, eligibility for the Child Care Assistance program would be reduced from 200% of the federal povert ...Read More

Iowa is a major wind-power provider, but ranks 29th among U.S. states for solar investment, despite solar rooftops' ability to provide 20% of all electricity used in the state. (cfra.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa - Rural electric cooperatives serve more than 40 million people, including 650,000 in Iowa, and a new report says many co-ops could save their customers money by retiring existing coal plants in favor of renewable-energy sources. The report was authored by the Center for Rural Affa ...Read More

A new project will use NASA datasets to find and address inefficiencies in farm-management practices. (Snapshot Factory/Pixabay)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Some Illinois growers are using the power of NASA in a new project aimed at addressing food security, from improving crop outputs to working their land more efficiently. Local farmers with the Illinois Corn Growers Association are working with University of Illinois researchers ...Read More

Basketball is one of almost 20 sports in which athletes can compete at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. (National Veterans Wheelchair Games)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Hundreds of veterans will be in Louisville next week to compete in the 39th annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Men and women with spinal-cord injuries, amputations and other impairments will compete in a variety of sports. U.S. Army veteran Ted Rake is coming from Indiana ...Read More

Consumer fireworks, including Roman candles, cannot be legally discharged in Ohio. (mookielove/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - When it comes to the "rockets' red glare" and "bombs bursting in air," fire officials are imploring Ohioans to leave consumer-grade fireworks to the professionals this Independence Day weekend. Sparklers, snaps and other trick and novelty fireworks are the only category allowed to ...Read More

Oregon is one of five states with no limits on political campaign contributions. (James Steidl/Adobe Stock)

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon voters will have a chance to weigh in on the role of money in politics next year. Among the flurry of legislation passed at the end of this year's session is a resolution to put a constitutional amendment on the 2020 ballot allowing the state to cap campaign contributions. Oreg ...Read More

The Indiana State Department of Health says only a doctor can confirm whether a person has contracted West Nile virus from a mosquito bite. (fotoshoptofs/Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS - There is evidence that the West Nile virus is spreading in Indiana this summer. State health officials say the virus has been detected in mosquito pools in two communities, in Elkhart and Clark counties. Taryn Stevens, a zoonotic and vector-borne disease epidemiologist for the Indian ...Read More

The United States spends twice as much on health care as do other comparable countries, largely because of rising drug prices. (Galatas)

DENVER - AARP is making headway on its federal- and state-level campaign to stop drug companies from price gouging. Bob Murphy, AARP Colorado state director, said prescription drug prices are a leading driver of rising health-care costs year over year, and U.S. consumers frequently pay twice as muc ...Read More

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