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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 - OR: Health Issues

Oregon fast-food chain Burgerville received a positive mention for its use of antibiotic-free beef in a recent report. (OSPIRG)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Most of the country's major burger chains still rely on beef from cattle raised with antibiotics. That's according to the fourth-annual "Chain Reaction" report, which focused on beef production in this year's edition. The report gives 22 out of 25 companies failing grades fo

A group of Lincoln County residents wanted to ban aerial use of pesticides, because its research determined aerial spraying was the most harmful. (Rio Davidson/Lincoln County Community Rights)

NEWPORT, Ore. – A grassroots effort in a seaside Oregon county last year could serve as an example for how other communities can beat large corporate interests. Last year, Lincoln County voters banned the aerial application of pesticides, despite opposition backing from companies like Monsan

Expectant and new mothers will have a chance at a healthy start to motherhood at an addiction treatment center in southern Oregon. (dandottaviano/Twenty20)

MEDFORD, Ore. – While the United States continues to grapple with the opioid crisis, an addiction-treatment facility in southern Oregon is offering hope to mothers. The Addictions Recovery Center, or ARC, in Medford recently received a $30,000 grant from Jackson Care Connect for its program

About 5,500 Oregonians die from tobacco use every year. (Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon's performance on fighting cancer is a mixed bag, according to a report released Thursday. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's 16th annual analysis measuring states on cancer prevention policies says Oregon is falling short in key areas such as tobacco

Developing a relationship with a primary care physician can be a way to get men into the doctor's office for regular checkups. (beachbumledford/Twenty20)

PORTLAND, Ore. — It's Men's Health Month, and doctors have a request for men: Get a checkup from your primary care physician. Doctor Safina Koreishi is a family medicine physician and medical director of the Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization. She said there's a whole host of thi

Last week, Gov. Kate Brown activated the National Guard after toxins from an algae bloom were detected in Salem's drinking water supply. (bugwugsmom/Twenty20)

SALEM, Ore. – Salem residents are facing a crisis as the second drinking water advisory in two weeks went into effect this week due to a toxic algae bloom in Detroit Lake. Could climate change make emergencies like this more frequent for Oregonians? Algae blooms like the one in Detroit Lake

Improved pesticide standards would save $64 million in health-care costs a year, according to the EPA. (USDA/Wikimedia Commons)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Farmworker groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency for delaying key safety standards for working with pesticides. The 2015 Agricultural Worker Protection Standard requires that pesticide-training materials be updated and improved, but the Trump administration has

Medicare theft cost taxpayers $60 billion in 2017. (Elien Dumon/Unsplash)

PORTLAND, Ore. – New Medicare identification cards are on their way to Oregonians. Unfortunately, scammers see this as opportunity to take advantage of people. The new cards, which are rolling out in phases, actually are meant to make people's information more secure by removing their Social

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