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PNS Daily Newscast - June 18, 2018 


First Lady Melania Trump makes statement against separating kids from parents. Also on the Monday rundown: Anti-hunger advocates applaud the newest Farm Bill: plus diaper duty an economic burden for 1-in-3 families.

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Public News Service - FL: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

Ending substance-abuse and mental-health services for people on probation or parole won't fill the budget shortfall at the Florida Dept. of Corrections. (Nick Mock/Twenty20)

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - A facility in Pompano Beach that once housed more than 100 substance-abuse and other treatment beds now stands empty because of budget cuts at the Florida Department of Corrections. Treatment providers are urging Gov. Rick Scott to dip into state emergency reserves to fill a s

Health advocates say giving drug users access to sterile needles will help fight the spread of HIV. (xenia/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - With Florida leading the nation in the number of new HIV cases and facing a growing heroin epidemic, health advocates say a measure moving through the Legislature could help on both fronts. The program would create a pilot in Miami-Dade County, run by the University of Miami Ho

Transportation on demand is just one of the ways technology and social media are evolving in the lifestyle realm. (M. Shand)

MIAMI, Fla. - As people across Florida prepare to ring in 2016, a consumer technology expert says a safer, healthier new year could be just a few swipes away. New Year's Eve parties used to mean keeping the number of a cab company in your pocket and hoping they'd answer, but consumer technology co

A new study from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families demonstrates the beneficial role Medicaid has played in the lives and health of Florida children since its passage in 1965. Credit: Pamela Moore/iStockphoto.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Medicaid turns 50 this week, and a new study shows it has dramatically decreased the percentage of uninsured children in the U.S. in recent years, going from 14 percent down to seven percent. The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families examined data on Ameri

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Federal regulators now have more authority to control what goes into cigarettes, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is flexing its new muscle by banning most flavored cigarettes from being made, imported, distributed or sold in the United States. Such spice flavors as clo

It's called the "holiday blues"--a letdown feeling that can set in when the presents are all opened and the festivities have quieted down. For some people, these blues can lead to serious depression, even suicide, according to mental health experts who are trying to explain why three people jumped t

This may be "the most wonderful time of the year," but Mother"s Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) says it can also be the most deadly. The organization is urging supporters to "tie one on" this holiday season - a red ribbon that is - to remind others not to drink and drive. Volunteers will hand out 6

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