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PNS Daily Newscast - July 13, 2018 


The FBI’s Peter Strzok spends 10 hours in open testimony in Congress. Also on the Friday rundown: Granite Staters protest AG Sessions' approach to fighting opioid abuse, and Latino Conservation Week starts on Saturday.

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Public News Service - CT: Smoking Prevention

Funding in the budget makes every 11- and 12-year-old eligible for the HPV vaccine. (dfuhlert/Pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. – The budget passed by the state Legislature takes a significant step toward reducing the incidence of cancer in Connecticut. The $41.3 billion, two-year spending plan includes $18 million to improve access to the vaccine that protects against the human papillomaviruses, the ca

In Connecticut, 13 people die from smoking-related causes every day. (Pexels/Pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. - State House Democrats want to raise Connecticut's tobacco tax, but is it enough to advance public health? The latest House Democratic budget plan would raise the tax on some tobacco products by 45 cents, making it one of the highest tobacco taxes in the country - but it would not

HARTFORD, Conn. - While federal health reform will take a few more years to fully roll out, more than 200 people have been working on the plan to implement Connecticut's own health reform law, known as SustiNet. It must be submitted to the General Assembly for consideration by January 1 – but

HARTFORD, Conn. - Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals suffer poorer health outcomes than the general population, in part because they are at least twice as likely to not have health insurance. During the eighth annual LGBT Health Awareness Week, starting today and sponsored by the Nat

Hartford, CT - The issues of gays in the military and same-sex marriage have been much in the news, but an advocacy group in Hartford is tackling another issue - one that is killing people in their community. It's not AIDS, it's tobacco. According to a recent survey, Americans who are gay, lesbian

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