Newscasts

PNS Daily News - July 15, 2020 


The Trump Administration reverses course on international student rule; the ultra-rich keep getting richer; and rental costs are burdens for low-wage workers.

2020Talks - July 15, 2020 


Biden follows up on a climate policy plan from his task force, made up of his and Sen. Bernie Sanders' supporters. Alabama, Maine and Texas had elections; new data from California's March presidential primary show 1.5% of returned absentee ballots rejected.

Public News Service - NE: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

Men are twice as likely as women to binge drink and use illicit drugs at more than double the rate of women. (Pixabay)

LINCOLN, Neb. -- With Men's Health Month drawing to a close, Nebraska physicians are underscoring the need for men of all ages to seek regular preventive and behavioral care, especially during times of crisis. Dr. Tony Sun, chief medical officer for UnitedHealthCare in Nebraska, says annual checku

Nebraska increased funding for corrections by 290% between 1985 and 2016, outpacing other state investments like higher education, which grew by just 57% in the same time period. (Pxfuel)

LINCOLN, Neb. -- As Nebraska lawmakers consider a proposal to build a new prison to address the state's overcrowded corrections population, reform advocates say there are solid alternatives at work in other states. Nebraska officials have until July to reduce prison numbers from as high as 200% of

Nebraska's prison population is currently at nearly 160% of capacity, making the state the second most overcrowded in the nation. (California Department of Corrections/Wikimedia Commons)

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services has announced that it will consider plans to build a 1,600 bed private prison to help ease currently overcrowded conditions and address projected growth in prison populations. Sam Petto, communications director for the American Civi

A recent study by the Food and Drug Administration found that a quarter of all high school students used e-cigarettes in 2019, up five percentage points from last year. (Vaping 360/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. – In the wake of recent reports of fatal lung illness connected with the use of e-cigarettes, including a Douglas County resident in September, new research seems to confirm concerns about the health impacts of vaping. A study by Boston University researchers found that e-cigar

In 2017, 546 Nebraska children were adopted from foster care. The average length of time spent in foster care before adoption was just over 31 months. (Pixabay)

LINCOLN, Neb. – Officials from child welfare agencies in Nebraska and across the country are headed to Washington this month to exchange hard-won lessons for helping children and families navigate foster care, adoption and child abuse prevention. They'll also meet with lawmakers to highlight

One in five fireworks-related injuries to children is caused by sparklers, which can burn at temperatures of up to 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. (Ian Schneider)

OMAHA, Neb. - For many Nebraskans, the Fourth of July just wouldn't be complete without fireworks. Officials are encouraging residents to enjoy the tradition, but make sure to look for and prevent potential dangers. In 2017, some 13,000 people ended up in hospital emergency rooms due to fireworks-r

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

1 of 1 pages   1