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PNS Daily Newscast - October 22, 2019 


Trump lashes out at critics who claim he abuses his office; a strike at JFK airport; gun control bills in Wisconsin; a possible link between air pollution and violent crime; and very close foreign elections.

2020Talks - October 22, 2019 


After a settlement instead of what would have been the first trial in the landmark court case on the opioid crisis, we look at what 2020 candidates want to do about drug pricing.

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Archive: August 5, 2019

Hang drying clothes is an environmentally friendly alternative to power hungry dryers. (directline.com/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – For Oregonians looking to become greener, environmental groups are suggesting that people pull their clothes out of the dryer this week. The Oregon chapter of the Sierra Club and Solar Oregon are hosting Hang Dry Your Laundry for Climate Change Week. Joe Wachunas, a Solar ...Read More

The Pike Market Food Bank was selected for the AARP Community Challenge and will provide more directional signage with the grant. (Kirt Edblom/Flickr)

SEATTLE — Grants from the AARP Community Challenge are small but can go a long way toward making cities more livable for people of all ages. And in its third year, the program has selected four projects in Washington state. Amanda Frame, community outreach director with AARP Washington, said ...Read More

Tennessee's state Capitol building in Nashville, where a bust of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest is on display. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gov. Bill Lee's recent signing of a proclamation making July 13 Nathan Bedford Forrest Day, in observance of the Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader, has many people wondering why these decrees are on the books in the first place. Vanderbilt University histor ...Read More

North Dakota has some of the strongest laws against smoking in public spaces in the country. (extremis/Pixabay)

BISMARCK, N.D. — A new report assesses how North Dakota is doing when it comes to preventing cancer. The 17th edition of How Do You Measure Up? from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network looks at state legislative activity and gauges how lawmakers are supporting policies that reduc ...Read More

The Idaho Speaks town-hall tour came to Coeur d'Alene on July 30, packing the meeting hall. (Reclaim Idaho)

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Critics of a bid by Idaho legislators to restrict the citizen initiative process continue their tour across the state. Reclaim Idaho has hosted events in Boise, Sandpoint and, most recently, Coeur d'Alene on its Idaho Speaks town-hall series. This past legislative session ...Read More

In 2017, more than 400,000 Kentuckians visited a community health center. (Adobe Stock)

BEATTYVILLE, Ky. – One community health center in eastern Kentucky is reflecting on its 14 years serving rural residents, regardless of their ability to pay or insurance status. Karen Ditsch runs Juniper Health, a community health center in Lee County, one of 24 federally funded health cente ...Read More

Wetlands provide filtration to maintain clean water. (Rob Oo/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio has lost 90% of its wetlands, and a proposed project could destroy even more. The Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing a permit for the filling of roughly 15 acres of wetlands for the development of a medical campus in Trumbull County. Colleen McLean, an associate pro ...Read More

The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour in Silver Spring, Md., was defaced with racist graffiti in 2016, one of many hate-crime incidents that led the state to offer grants to help houses of worship increase security. (Episcopal Church of Our Saviour)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — With the incidence of hate crimes rising in Maryland and around the country, a state grant program is now accepting applications from religious congregations that want to boost security. Gov. Larry Hogan announced the Protecting Religious Institutions Grant program as part o ...Read More

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