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PNS Daily Newscast - March 26, 2019 


Mueller reported to give Barr three weeks' heads-up that he would not make a conclusion on Trump obstruction of justice. Also on the Tuesday rundown: Poverty figures into student literacy. Plus, natural-gas waste is higher than average on Navajo lands.

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Public News Service - MN: Smoking Prevention

St. Paul, MN – Minnesota's smoke-free law is one year old today, and supporters say it has helped clean the air. The law bans smoking in all public buildings statewide, including bars and restaurants. Mike Maguire with the American Cancer Society says it has strong support and has made Minneso

St. Paul, MN – The yearly "Tobacco Report Card" from the American Lung Association is out, and Minnesota goes to the head of the class when it comes to preventing providing smoke-free environments. State spokesman for the ALA Bob Moffitt is excited about the results. "Minnesota did great. Th

Minneapolis, MN – Minnesotans have the healthiest hearts in the nation, according to the America Heart Association. Spokeswoman Elizabeth Warmka says the state's low death rates for all cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, can be attributed to some major lifestyle changes. "We know that

Minneapolis, MN – Celebrate the holidays – but go easy on the food and drink. That's the advice from the American Cancer Society to Minnesotans taking to the roads, rails and skies on the way to holiday celebrations. Take those holiday treats, for example. They're enticing, but not alw

St. Paul, MN – Today marks the 31st "Great American Smokeout," an observance with roots in Minnesota. Matt Flory with the state American Cancer Society says the idea is to encourage smokers to abstain. "We're asking current smokers to make a pledge today to quit for just one day. One day, as

St. Paul, MN – The latest state spot-check finds it's getting more difficult for underage kids to buy cigarettes. Carol Falkowski, of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, says the most recent undercover compliance check of tobacco retailers finds more than 92 percent aren't selling to m

Minneapolis, MN – Some of Minnesota's top corporate leaders say they're sick of cancer -- and they're going to do something about it. Mary Brainerd heads Bloomington-based HealthPartners, a company that has helped to launch "CEOs Against Cancer," a new campaign to boost education and preventio

Minnesota has become the 20th state to ban smoking in bars and restaurants and other workplaces, because of the impact of second-hand smoke. Gov. Pawlenty signed the bill Wednesday, and it’s getting "two thumbs up" from health experts. The law takes effect in October, and bans lighting up in

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