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PNS Daily Newscast - October 19, 2018 


Senator Corker demands the Trump administration share intelligence on the killing of a Washington Post columnist. Also on the Friday rundown: groups sue over the Texas border wall plan; and the soggy summer in some states may lead to higher pumpkin prices for Halloween.

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Public News Service - NV: Health Issues

Some health insurance plans in Nevada will increase by as much as 14 percent in 2019. (Hloom templates/Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Department of Insurance is saying health insurance rates will increase in 2019 at the lowest percentage in years – but that isn't the whole story. This week, the department announced proposed rate hikes of 1.9 percent for health plans on the insurance exc

An estimated 92,000 children nationwide entered foster care in 2016 because of parental drug use, according to the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth. (Aaron Gilson/Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – As the opioid crisis has grown in recent years, so has the number of children no longer able to safely live with their parents. Children’s welfare advocates say it's important to support the foster parents and extended families increasingly being called on to care f

After an accident, patients may have some medical expenses covered by lawsuits. But that doesn't mean they can't use their health insurance, too, Nevada law now says. (Jaromir Chalabala/Twenty20)<br />

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – If you're hospitalized after an accident, shouldn't you be able to use your health insurance to cover the bills? Recent changes to Nevada law are designed to address that issue. Previously, when someone was transported to a hospital after a car accident in Nevada, the hospi

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada has added a range of foods to help clients target specific health issues, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. (Jessica Spengler/Flickr)

RENO, Nev. – In northern Nevada, health-care providers and food pantries are teaming up to address a common problem: What happens when your diet is causing health problems, but you don't have access to healthier food? The Prescription Pantry program allows doctors to screen their patients no

In Nevada, people facing guardianship are now given a court-appointed attorney who represents their interests before a judge. (AARP)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – After a rash of high-profile cases, a brand new hotline has just been established for Nevadans to report abuse or neglect by court-appointed guardians. The hotline is run by the Guardianship Compliance Office created by the state in January. Jim Berchtold is directing att

Health advocates worry that GOP policies will reverse progress made in getting more Nevadans insured.(Goir/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Health insurance premiums are going to go up an average of 15.2 percent in Nevada in 2019 – that's the prediction from a report released this week by the Urban Institute. The report says the increase is tied to several Trump administration initiatives to drop the in

The new tax bill cuts corporate and individual tax rates, but only the corporate cuts are made permanent. (Cohdra/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – President Donald Trump is celebrating the passage of the Republican tax bill, but opponents say it will explode the deficit, make corporate tax cuts permanent, drive up insurance rates and endanger programs that help the poor. The bill slashes corporate rates from 35 to 2

Monitoring at the Carson River Superfund site could be endangered by cuts proposed for the EPA.(Castlelass/Morguefile)

RENO, Nev. – Groups concerned about pollution, air quality and climate change are hosting a summit tonight in Reno about the huge proposed budget cuts at the EPA - and the consequences for Nevada. The Trump administration's budget included a 31 percent cut to the agency. Jennifer Ann is th

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