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PNS Daily Newscast - November 13, 2019 


Public impeachment hearings in Washington; dreamers protest in Texas; roadless wilderness areas possibly at risk around the country; and an ozone indicating garden, at the North Carolina Governor's Mansion.

2020Talks - November 13, 2019 


Supreme Court hears DACA arguments, and likely will side with the Trump administration, but doesn't take up a gun manufacturer's appeal. Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford drops out of presidential race; and former President Jimmy Carter recovers from brain surgery.

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Public News Service - FL: Poverty

Florida's minimum wage is set at $8.46 per hour. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The battle to raise Florida's and the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour continues. Orlando attorney, entrepreneur, and megadonor John Morgan is backing the group Florida for a Fair Wage, which is trying to put a $15 minimum-wage proposal on the ballot for the 2020 elect

Most low-income children rely on Medicaid and CHIP-funded programs, such as Florida KidCare, to meet their health needs, but fewer Florida children are enrolled. (Semevent/Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Nationwide, over 828,000 fewer children were enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program combined at the end of 2018. A new report says about 70% of those losses took place in seven states, including Florida. Usually, a drop in enrollment for gov

Head Start and the expansion of state-funded programs since the 1990s have greatly increased access to preschool, according to Florida KIDS COUNT. (FeeLoona/Pixabay)

TAMPA, Fla. – A new study shows kids who attend Pre-Kindergarten programs do better in reading, writing and math as they get older than those who weren't enrolled. The Duke University study tracked the progress of students who'd been in North Carolina's pre-school program and showed gains in

Many Panama City area residents displaced after Hurricane Michael are still living in tents. (Steve Lowe) <br />

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Today is the deadline for many displaced Panama City residents living in tents behind Forest Park Methodist Church to leave, by an order from the city. And one observer says that will leave them to fend for themselves. The city didn't allow tent camping, but made exceptio

Direct primary care is similar to a monthly service to a gym or online monthly service, where patients pay a flat rate directly to the physician, with no insurance involvement. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As states look to make changes to health care affordability and accessibility, Florida lawmakers passed a new bill that can potentially make medical care more pay-friendly. House Bill 37 creates a more direct relationship between patient and physician, as doctors can sign

The U.S. House and Senate agreed to budget deals that ensure funding will continue for two years for Community Health Centers. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In a rare show of bipartisanship, Republican and Democratic Senate leaders announced a two-year budget deal that would increase federal spending for defense as well as key domestic priorities, including many health programs. The deal appears to offer most of what Democrat

Between July 2016 and June 2017, short-term lenders in Florida approved $3 billion in loans to consumers with fees totaling $306 million. (Taber Andrew Bain/Flickr)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The payday lending industry has filed its first bill in the Florida Legislature in nearly two decades, as it tries to fight federal consumerprotection rules made during the Obama administration. And those lenders could be getting some help from the Trump administration. N

As the movement to transform higher education grows in Florida, a new report reveals the extent of faculty poverty.  (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – From skipping meals and having their utilities cut off to even delaying medical treatment, a survey of nearly 800 faculty members across Florida shows poverty is common among adjunct faculty at universities and colleges. The survey by the Service Employees International U

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