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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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A mysterious lung ailment linked to e-cigarette use has led to at least one death and more than 100 hospitalizations across the country. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Health is asking health-care providers across the state to report any cases of respiratory illness they suspect to be associated with vaping. According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 200 people acros ...Read More

About 44 million Americans collectively owe more than $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Student loan debt among North Carolina residents has ballooned in the past decade, according to the latest report from the Center for Responsible Lending. Between 2008 and 2018, North Carolinians' outstanding federal and private student loan debts increased by 286%, from $15. ...Read More

Every year, an estimated 27,000 Kentuckians are diagnosed with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The cost of insulin is skyrocketing, and health-care advocates want Kentucky lawmakers to take action to stop it. According to the American Diabetes Association, the list price of insulin has jumped by 64% since 2014. In August, Louisville resident Angie Summers told the sta ...Read More

Because of concerns for their water sources, residents of Glendive, Mont. are pushing DEQ to make rules about radioactive oil waste. (Tony Webster/Flickr)

GLENDIVE, Mont. – The latest proposed rules for disposing of radioactive oil waste in Montana have some residents concerned. The state Department of Environmental Quality wants to raise the radioactive limit from 50 picocuries per gram to 200. The state already has licensed four landfills ...Read More

Critics of TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline proposal are concerned about potential threats to the Ogallala aquifer and endangered species. (Pax Ahimsa Gethen/Wikimedia Commons)

LINCOLN, Neb. – Some Nebraska landowners and tribal nations are committed to fight TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, after the Nebraska Supreme Court's recent decision in favor of the Mainline Alternative route through Nebraska. Art Tanderup, who owns land along the proposed route ...Read More

About 9% of North Dakota households experienced food insecurity between 2015 and 2017. (kuarmungadd/Adobe Stock)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Anti-hunger groups in North Dakota fear that a proposed change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will lead to more people going without food. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says he wants to close a loophole in eligibility for SNAP benefits. Under the ...Read More

Many companies don't provide the parts, tools or manual to customers looking to fix their own phones. (Olexandr/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Many Oregonians have the will to fix their own stuff, but a new report finds many struggle to find a way. The consumer advocacy organization Oregon State Public Interest Research Group, or OSPIRG, partnered with the website Ifixit.com and found 890,000 Oregonians, or about o ...Read More

Unaccompanied youth who don't have a safe place to live are 10 to 30 times more likely to be victims of crime and become drug users, according to the National Network for Youth. (NM Coalition to End Homelessness)

SANTA FE, N.M. – An ambitious program to locate and house homeless young people in northern New Mexico starts this month with money from a federal grant. The New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness received more than $3 million from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to expand ...Read More

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