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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 


Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 


While controversy swirls at the White House, Chicago teachers go on strike and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - MN: Mental Health

PHOTO: The Minnesota Department of Health says 55 percent of adults in the state experienced at least one adverse experience as a child that can lead to health and economic problems as an adult. CREDIT: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Negative experiences as a child can have life-long effects on one's well-being, and the Minnesota Department of Health reports that such events are more common than one might expect. According to Department Commissioner Ed Ehlinger, a survey of more than 13,000 Minnesota adults f

PHOTO: President Obama will make a stop in Minneapolis this afternoon to talk to local leaders and law enforcement about ways to reduce gun violence.

MINNEAPOLIS - The issue of firearms safety takes center stage in Minnesota today as President Obama visits to discuss his ideas to reduce violence involving guns. The President is scheduled to meet this afternoon with local leaders and law enforcement officials in Minneapolis, the scene of the dea

PHOTO: Heather Martens with Protect Minnesota says the gun safety package announced by President Obama on Wednesday is common sense and reasonable. CREDIT: Dennis Drenner

ST. PAUL, Minn. - President Obama has unveiled a plan aimed at curbing gun violence in America. The package of legislation for Congress includes a ban on high-capacity magazines and the reinstatement of a ban on some assault-style weapons. Heather Martens, executive director of Protect Minnesota:

PHOTO: Doctor and baby. CREDIT: CDF-MN

ST. PAUL, Minn. - There's a new effort underway in Minnesota to ensure that mothers who experience depression after childbirth are getting treatment. Marcie Jefferys, policy development director at the Children's Defense Fund of Minnesota, says some mothers who suffer with serious postpartum depress

PHOTO: Most people worry about how they look as they head out the door each day, but for thousands of Minnesotans, a distorted body image actually is a serious medical program.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Most people worry about how they look as they head out the door each day, but for thousands of Minnesotans, a distorted body image actually is a serious medical problem. Jillian Lampert, director of communications, research and outreach, with The Emily Program, says it's a misconce

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Responding to cases of child abuse and neglect costs the nation more than $80 billion a year, according to the latest survey from Prevent Child Abuse America. That figure includes a number of "direct costs," according to Becky Dale, senior director of prevention initiatives for Pr

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As part of May's observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, advocates say there are barriers even for those seeking help. One issue is the stigma, says Sue Abderholden, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota. As an example, she says, a survey of

ST. PAUL, Minn. - It's now one week until the end of Minnesota's regular legislative session, and state lawmakers are scrambling to finalize the state budget. The latest version of the Health and Human Services budget bill passed late last week in conference committee has child advocates worried abo

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