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PNS Daily Newscast - November 14, 2019 


New evidence arises from the first impeachment hearing; one in four federal student loan borrowers defaults early on; and growing proof that vaping isn't the healthy alternative it was thought to be.

2020Talks - November 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

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IMAGE: California ranks 41st for its children's overall well-being. This is the second year in a row California has ranked near the bottom of the nation, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2013 KIDS COUNT.

OAKLAND, Calif. - California is showing no improvement for overall children's well-being. For the second consecutive year, the Golden State ranks 41st in the nation in the annual KIDS COUNT report. According to Ted Lempert, president of Children Now, California leaders aren't giving enough attenti

PHOTO: CDC finds early childhood obesity rates declining in L.A. County

Childhood obesity rates are beginning to decline. A study from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds fewer obese young children in Los Angeles County. The landmark study compared low-income children in the nation's two most populous regions: Los Angeles and New York City. "T

Photo: National Marine Fisheries Service considering petition to delist Southern Resident killer whales

The public comment period closes tonight (Monday, 9 p.m.) on a petition to remove some killer whales from the federal endangered species list. Some California farmers say the Southern Resident orcas are not eligible because they're no different than any other type of whale. Miyoko Sakashita, ocean

PHOTO: Even cows in the San Joaquin Valley could benefit from safer drinking water, under new rules to reduce the amounts of fertilizer and other chemicals in the water supply.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Some Central Valley residents are beginning the new year with something many take for granted - safe drinking water. For the first time, regional water boards are requiring farmers in the state's two biggest agricultural regions to reduce the amounts of fertilizer and other chem

PHOTO: Members of the Community Alliance with Family Farmers prepare boxes of fresh food for local schools. Courtesy of CAFF.

DAVIS, Calif. - Connecting small farmers to their local schools to provide healthy food for low-income kids is an idea whose time has come. The Community Alliance with Family Farmers in Davis, just west of Sacramento, just won a $100,000 two-year grant to expand on its efforts, says the Farm to Scho

Photo: Three generations of Burroughs family farmers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California farmers trying to adapt to climate change are getting some support. Governor Jerry Brown has signed two bills that will help the state reach its greenhouse gas reduction goals. The bills create a public process for determining how cap-and-trade revenue will be spent,

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - It's Shark Day at the State Capitol. Supporters of a bill to ban the practice of shark finning will be outside the Capitol to raise awareness about sharks and to show their support for AB 376, a bill that bans the possession, sale and distribution of shark fins. Jim Curland, m

LOS ANGELES - "Rethink Your Drink" is the message health advocates are sending to parents and kids, as First 5 Los Angeles launches a campaign to help young children kick the soda and sugary drink habit. Francisco Oaxaca, First 5's director of public affairs, says the average four-year-old in Los

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