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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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Public News Service - MN: Education

ST. PAUL, Minn. - St. Paul Public Schools have attracted so much recent attention that Kathleen Merrigan, U.S. Department of Agriculture deputy secretary, says she's "going back to school," touring the public school commissary to learn how the district is implementing a successful farm-to-school pro

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota is making top grades when it comes to improving after-school programs. A new study says the state is one of only a few to show a dramatic reduction in the percentage of children taking care of themselves after school. Brian Siverson-Hall with the Minnesota Association f

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota used to have the fourth lowest rate in the nation for numbers of babies born to girls ages 15 to 19, but that has jumped to tenth in recent years. The rising teen pregnancy trend makes "Let's Talk Month" more significant than ever. In proclamations by the state, as well a

ST. PAUL, Minn. - New census numbers show poverty in Minnesota didn't increase dramatically, but that doesn't mean food shelves are seeing less traffic; in fact, just the opposite. Food pantries are reporting that people who never imagined they would need assistance are now counting on help. Acco

Minneapolis, MN – The American Heart Association wants a million people to learn how to save a life this week. The Association has designated this "National CPR Week," and Minnesota spokesman David Adriansen, who is training coordinator at the Minneapolis VA center, says we need more people tr

St. Paul, MN – Minnesota's faith community is calling the just-ended legislative session a "disappointment." DFL leaders and Republican Gov. Pawlenty could not agree on how to close the state's $4.6 billion budget deficit. Brian Rusche with the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition says the br

Minneapolis - There's good news for parents, as teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases are lower than a decade ago. But that doesn't mean it's time for them to let their guard down. That's the message sex researcher and author Debra Haffner, an ordained minister and director of the Relig

St. Paul, MN – A legislative panel today will consider a measure to put physical education back with the "Three Rs" in Minnesota, creating statewide standards and making PE a graduation requirement. Supporters have invited Dr. John Ratey of Harvard Medical School to testify to the state House

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