PNS Daily Newscast - June 20, 2019 

The Trump administration finalizes a coal-friendly emissions rule for power plants. Also on today's rundown: A new development in the debate over the 2020 Census citizenship question; and why "Juneteenth" is an encore celebration in Florida and other states.

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Public News Service - MN: Health

St. Paul, MN – A state law banning smoking in all public places, including bars and restaurants, took effect at midnight. State Representative Ken Tschumper cosponsored the new law. "This is the most important public health advancement in the last 40 years in Minnesota. Banning secondhand sm

St. Paul, MN – The American Cancer Society has launched a nationwide ad campaign to revamp the nation's healthcare delivery system, in an effort to cut death rates from cancer. Minnesota spokesman Mike Maguire says the ads are designed to jump-start the national debate about healthcare reform.

Bloomington, MN – Financial security and health care are the topics of a series of statewide forums that get underway today, sponsored by AARP Minnesota. Spokeswoman Amy McDonough says they're part of a national effort to raise awareness of, and find solutions to, issues that affect millions o

A Presidential Advisory Panel on Cancer report finds a healthy diet and not smoking are the keys to preventing cancer. The report also takes tobacco companies and the food industry to task. Roshan Paudel is with the American Cancer Society in Minnesota. "What it concludes is that approximately 20

Airports can mean long lines and longer delays, but a key Midwest hub is trying to put some of that "spare time" to good use. Twin Cities International is launching a first-in-the-nation mile-and-a-half walking route for travelers. Elizabeth Warmka is with the state American Heart Association, which

A new report, from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, offers more evidence of the link between a diet with fruits and vegetables and reduced cancer risk. Matt Flory with the American Cancer Society in Minnesota says the study connects tomatoes with good health. “It did find some limited b

Eagan, MN. - State health officials say they're concerned about growing childhood obesity because of its short-term effects and long-term consequences, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. They say lack of exercise and bad diets have led to an epidemic of childhood obesity. Barbara Ducharme is

A new survey on preventing skin cancer is just in time for the start of summer and finds teenagers are putting themselves at risk. The study by the American Cancer Society discovered teens are slightly more careful to use sunscreen, but continue to suffer sunburns at a high rate, which can have heal

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