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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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Walk Across Arkansas is an eight-week program to encourage people to get more exercise. It's sponsored by the University of Arkansas in order to reduce the state's high obesity rate. (Kevin Patrick Allen)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansans are being urged to lace up their shoes for the next eight weeks. Walk Across Arkansas has begun, with the goal of getting more people in shape and interested in exercising. LaVona Traywick, health and aging specialist with the University of Arkansas, says participants

MomsRising is a national group urging its members to speak up this election year about improving policies for working families and children. Courtesy: MomsRising

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas parents could have a lot to say to political candidates in the coming year, and one group is encouraging them to speak up. According to the grassroots group "MomsRising," even the busiest working parents need to find time to advocate for better economic security for fam

A recent survey shows 93 percent of Arkansas citizens age 50 and above would prefer to receive long term care in their home or community, but state Medicaid rules make that difficult. Source: AARP Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Despite popular misconception, family caregivers provide most of the long-term care in Arkansas and the country. Some state Medicaid rules make providing that care difficult. A recent study shows 93 percent of Arkansas citizens age 50 and up say if they needed long-term care, th

Nearly 700,000 Arkansans are being recognized as a

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Nearly 700,000 Arkansans are being recognized as a "silent army" for the work they do as caregivers for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can avoid ending up in institutional-care facilities, which are costly. Today, AARP is kicking off its "I Heart Caregivers

PHOTO: Kathy Pillow-Price with the Arkansas Home Visiting Network says home visits return $7 to the state for every dollar invested, by helping struggling parents with one of the world's toughest jobs - raising kids.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Advocates for Arkansas families and children hope home visits can make a big, positive difference for the state. This summer, trained home visitors worked with nearly 10,000 families around the state, and Kathy Pillow-Price, director of the Arkansas Home Visiting Network,

Leticia Reta is an undocumented immigrant living in Little Rock. She says for many years she was married to a man who beat her, but was afraid to leave because he threatened to have her deported. PHOTO courtesy of Reta.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - There are a lot of immigrant women in the United States who are abused, but afraid to say anything because they could be deported. Leticia Reta of Little Rock used to be one of those women, but she's not any more. Reta came to the U.S. two decades ago, and for years was married

PHOTO: With hopes of preventing or stopping child sexual abuse, Arkansas has become the 7th state in the U.S. to adopt Erin's Law. It's named after Erin Merryn, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse turned national advocate. Courtesy of Merryn.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The task force being created under Arkansas' new "Erin's Law" is expected to be assembled soon and convene for the first time this summer. State Rep. John Baine, D-El Dorado, said the panel will look at the best ways to teach children who are being sexually abused that they need

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The timing might not have been intentional, but May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month – and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has started it off with a major announcement. The agency will allow a form of women's emergency contraception, Plan B One-Step, to

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