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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: Youth

The portion of school children who walk or bike to school has dramatically declined over the last 50 years. (Pixabay)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Wednesday is National Bike or Walk to School Day, and participants say this is a good time to look at how Minnesotans can clear the path for students. Dorian Grilley is executive director with the Bike Alliance of Minnesota. He said getting to and from school can be a simpl

The Minnesota Department of Education and USDA are partnering to offer local meals this week. (Courtesy of Sarah Brouwer)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – It's Farm to Summer Week, and children throughout Minnesota are eating locally grown foods to celebrate. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program offers free meals to children under 18 while school is out. Those meals are important. According to th

Only 1-in-6 Minnesota students who qualifies for free or reduced-priced meals during the school year participates in summer food programs. (kreatikar/Pixabay)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A new study shows Minnesota children from households that experience food insecurity drink more sugary beverages during the summer months - especially on the weekends. Study author Jiwoo Lee with the University of Minnesota said lower-income children have the benefit of nut

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, people at greatest risk of contracting HIV/AIDS include intravenous drug users and men who have sex with other men. (rebcenter-moscow/Pixabay)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota has introduced aggressive new measures to end HIV and AIDS in the state. The Minnesota Department of Health reports about 300 new cases of the human immunodeficiency virus are confirmed each year. That's well below rates in Southern states, where more than half of

Twenty states now have tougher gun laws, with nine legislative bills signed into law by Republican governors. (act.everytown.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Every day, at least 100 Americans die from gun violence, but advocates for tougher gun laws say they're making slow but steady progress to change that. Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day, when many gun-law advocates will wear orange to call attention to the issue.

Since 2005, the average number of cigarettes smoked per day by daily smokers has declined from about 17 cigarettes to 14. (Myriams-Fotos/Pixabay)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Smokers in Minnesota and worldwide are being encouraged to toss out their cigarettes today for "World No Tobacco Day." Taking a page from the "Meatless Mondays" playbook, this year the Johns Hopkins Institute for Global Tobacco Control has introduced "Quit and Stay Quit Mon

Minnesota youths met with Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday to discuss climate issues and the need for immediate action after helping introduce statewide Green New Deal legislation. (courtesy Devon Cupery)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Led by a group of teenagers, Minnesota lawmakers are set to introduce a Green New Deal-style bill, inspired by the federal resolution of the same name unveiled in February. Under the bill, Minnesota utilities would be required to provide 100% carbon-free power to customers

The

ST. PAUL, Minn. – For decades, cash-poor American college students have joked about their "ramen noodles diet" – but now more than ever, students say they have to choose between buying food and paying tuition. A first-of-its-kind federal government report found nearly two million college

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