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PNS Daily Newscast - November 16, 2018 


Winter Storm Avery takes lives, puts the brakes on commutes across the Northeast. Also on our Friday rundown: A first-of-its-kind report calls for policies to ease transitions of young people living in foster care. And "got gratitude" this holiday season? It could benefit your health.

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The average chief executive of a Standard and Poor's 500 Index company made $13.94 million in 2017, or 361 times more money than the average U.S. rank-and-file worker. (Maxpixel)

LINCOLN, Neb. – Researchers tapping more than eight decades of data say unions have played a critical role in reducing income inequality. According to this month's National Bureau of Economic Research digest, when unions are strong, workers have bargaining power with their bosses, and unions

A recent Johns Hopkins survey found that nearly two-thirds of Americans oppose cuts to SNAP, the program formerly known as food stamps. (Marada/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. – As the U.S. House and Senate try to hammer out a final version of the Farm Bill, a new report shows that increasing work requirements for people receiving SNAP benefits, the program formerly known as food stamps, would end up hurting millions of Americans. Josh Bivens, researc

Proponents of Medicaid expansion say the move would bring $1.1 billion from Washington back to Nebraska, and would also create some 10,000 jobs. (Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons)

LINCOLN, Neb. – Groups across Nebraska are working to gather enough signatures by the state’s July 6 deadline to put Medicaid expansion onto the November ballot. Jordan Rasmussen, a policy associate with the Center for Rural Affairs, says if approved by voters, some 90,000 Nebraskans c

Fewer than three million children received a nutritious summer lunch on an average weekday in 2017, compared with 20 million kids who relied on school lunch programs during the academic year. (USDA)

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska continues to rank near the bottom compared to other states for getting nutritious meals to kids when school cafeterias close for the summer, according to a new report by the Food Research and Action Center. Sometimes, families don't know about summer meal programs, o

A recent survey ranked Nebraska as the 17th best state for nurses to work. (Twenty20)

LINCOLN, Neb. — May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, and folks around the state are honoring Nebraska's nearly 23,000 registered nurses. Gallup polling has identified nursing as the top profession for honesty and ethics for 17 consecutive years. Executive director of the Nebraska Board of Nursi

There are about 133,000 military veterans in Nebraska. (William Garrett/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska's rural lands offer abundant opportunities for farming and ranching, and also are home to nearly half of the state's 133,000 military veterans. This combination makes agriculture a great fit for young men and women returning home from service. Veterans interested in

Tipped workers could lose an average of more than $1,000 each year under a proposed Dept. of Labor rule. (Satish Krishnamurthy/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. — A proposed federal rule that some describe as "tip stealing" could mean a nearly $63 million loss for workers in Nebraska who get tips as part of their pay. The public comment period ends Monday on a Labor Department proposal to allow employers to take the tips earned by thei

More than 84,000 Nebraskans signed up for federal Health Insurance Marketplace coverage in 2017. (Pixabay)

LINCOLN, Neb. – Open enrollment for the federal Health Insurance Marketplace begins in just three weeks – on Nov. 1 – and Nebraskans looking for health coverage are encouraged to prepare now. The enrollment period for 2018 plans is just 45 days, down from 90 days last year. The

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