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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

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The number of Minnesota children living in poverty has jumped to 14 percent, according to the latest "Kids Count" report - the highest level since 1993 - and the disparities for children of color are widening. While Minnesota had the fifth-lowest poverty rate for white children in

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Economic recovery continues to elude Minnesota's housing market. New data from the "2-by-4" report put out by the Minnesota Housing Partnership reveal the highest number of recorded foreclosures in six quarters. Jobs in residential construction continue to decline, and homelessness

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Good nutrition is key to healthy aging, yet many seniors would rather skip meals or skimp on food than ask for help. Less than a quarter of low-income seniors in Minnesota get the nutrition they need, according to concerned agencies, and this can lead to frailty, injury and illness

MINNEAPOLIS - Vampires have long been a hit in teen pop culture, with the "Twilight" series the latest example of that interest. The expected release of the movie version of the book "Eclipse" in the series next month is being viewed as an opportunity to talk with teens about gender roles, abstinenc

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Proposed budget cuts and a plan to redesign chemical abuse and mental health services in the state is a hot-button topic at the State Capitol this week. The Senate will unveil a new plan today in an attempt to preserve services for the mentally ill and disabled and save jobs. The

ST. PAUL, Minn. - President Obama says the GOP victory in last week's Senate election in Massachusetts has thrown Washington into something of a frenzy, but he has pledged not to walk away from health care reform. Some are calling the election result a sign that health care reform is dead, or may n

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - In addition to the Fort Hood tragedy, which numbered a Minnesotan among the victims, there have also been a rash of other shootings across the country over the past several days, even here in Minnesota. Joan Peterson, president of Minnesota Million Mom March, says on average,

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Despite Minnesota's ranking as third in the nation in the percentage of people who have health insurance, a new survey indicates some disparities for kids in the state. The U.S. Census Bureau's annual American Community Survey looked closely at health insurance coverage for the f

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