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PNS Daily Newscast - November 13, 2019 


Public impeachment hearings in Washington; dreamers protest in Texas; roadless wilderness areas possibly at risk around the country; and an ozone indicating garden, at the North Carolina Governor's Mansion.

2020Talks - November 13, 2019 


Supreme Court hears DACA arguments, and likely will side with the Trump administration, but doesn't take up a gun manufacturer's appeal. Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford drops out of presidential race; and former President Jimmy Carter recovers from brain surgery.

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Public News Service - OR: Women's

Although there are no restrictions on abortion clinics in Oregon, women sometimes have to travel hours to find clinics. (Fibonacci Blue/Wikimedia Commons)

PORTLAND, Ore. - The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case out of Texas today that could affect access to abortion in that state, and states across the country with similar laws will be waiting on the court's decision. However Oregon won't be one of them. Twenty-four states have so-called TRAP laws

Zika virus carried by mosquitoes, like this one in tropical climates, has been linked to microcephaly, however there is no hard evidence proving the two are connected. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Health Authority Wednesday confirmed Oregon's first case of Zika virus in 2016. The new infection is travel related, but the Health Authority did not say what country the individual visited. Before this year, three Oregonians had been diagnosed with the virus si

New research shows that gut bacteria and other microbes influence mate selection as well as other parts of our biology. (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)

PORTLAND, Ore. – New research shows microbes in our body will help pick our sweethearts for Valentine's Day this weekend, though exactly how our bacteria play cupid isn’t clear yet. Dr. William Miller, author of "The Microcosm Within," says two studies prove falling in love is a matter

The U.S. House and Senate finally update the 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act to identify cancer-causing chemicals more quickly. (National Cancer Institute)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Today is World Cancer Day, and if you look around your house, you might find water bottles, canned food, and an old mattress contaminated with chemicals that could give you cancer. While some states have banned these potential cancer causers, federal agencies have had their hands

Affordable vision insurance is one gap detailed in a new report about the challenges many Oregonians face in getting health coverage. Credit: TPSDave/pixabay.com

SALEM, Ore. - The Affordable Care Act may have prompted more people to sign up for health insurance. But in Oregon, a new report says 383,000 residents remain uninsured. Some can't get coverage, and others can't pay for it. The Oregon Health Equity Alliance is a coalition making 10 recommendations

Jon Bartholomew with AARP Oregon says its survey found 85 percent of Oregonians want to live independently at home for as long as possible, with the help of family caregivers. November is National Caregiver's Month. Courtesy: AARP

PORTLAND, Ore. - Family caregivers in Oregon are getting more support to help them take care of the medical needs of a loved one. The CARE Act, which goes into effect Jan. 1, aims to better integrate a person's caregiver into the hospital discharge process. Jon Bartholomew, government relations di

About 459,000 Oregonians are unpaid family caregivers for loved ones. Nationally, AARP estimates the value of this care rivals Wal-Mart's annual sales. Credit: Chris Kirzeder/Alzheimer's Association.

SALEM, Ore. – AARP has just updated its research on family caregiving, and what it shows is no surprise – one in five people over the age of 25 juggles a job and family in order to care for older loved ones. The new Valuing the Invaluable report recommends strategies for workplace flexi

PHOTO: AARP Oregon says the typical family caregiver is a woman in her 60s who works full or part-time and helps her older parent with transportation and chores, and often oversees medications and personal finances. Photo credit: click/morguefile.com.

SALEM, Ore. - A new AARP survey of Oregonians ages 45 and older finds most of them are, or one day will be, caregivers for an aging family member. Groups that want the state to acknowledge that, and pitch in to help, converge on the Capitol today. As lawmakers wrestle with budget decisions, the "C

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