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PNS Daily News - October 16, 2019 


Farmers in DC to discuss trade and the rural economic crisis; also Lily Bohlke reports on the Democratic debate -- from 2020 Talks.

2020Talks - October 16, 2019 


Last night in Ohio the fourth Democratic debate covered issues from health care, gun control and abortion to the Turkish invasion of Syria. What's clear: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has replaced former VP Joe Biden as the centerstage target.

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PHOTO: The divorce rate in the U.S, is just over 40%, down from a peak of about 50% in the 1980s. Studies show couples with children are less likely to divorce than those without. Photo credit: Shelley Panzarella.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The divorce rate in the United States continues to fall, but a large percentage of couples still call it quits despite their vows of "for better or worse." The reasons can vary as much as the individuals involved, although experts say there are ways to safeguard a marriage, espec

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Are you mom enough? That's the question being posed to mothers across Tennessee and the nation this week by a controversial TIME Magazine cover photo and story hitting newsstands today. The cover features Jamie Lynne Grumet, a 26-year-old mother from Los Angeles, who is breastfeed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee parents should be wary of too much "screen time." A recent Kaiser Family Foundation study of 2,000 children aged eight to 18 nationwide found they spend an average of over seven hours a day interacting with digital media. Lu Hanessian, mother, journalist and author of

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee has more than 900 state-funded pre-kindergarten classes currently serving about 18,000 pupils. Pre-K is still voluntary, and the program cost $83 million last year, with $58 million of that amount coming from the state. Tennessee Education Association (TEA) Executive D

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teen smoking rates in Tennessee are above 20 percent, but a study recently published in the "Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health" finds that early childhood bonds with at least one family member could help reve

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - October is a good month to give an extra hug in Tennessee during "Attachment Parenting Month." Research shows a strong parent/child bond can give young people the tools to make healthy choices and help them overcome obstacles as they go through life. Artemesia "Art" Yuen, develo

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The toymaker Fisher Price recently recalled 11 million products that safety officials say can be dangerous to young children. Seven million tricycles are being recalled because a plastic ignition key near the seat can cause injuries. Over a million high chairs are also being recal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nearly 70 percent of Tennessee adults and almost 40 percent of children are either obese or overweight, according to the 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Dr. Janet Colson, associate professor in the Nutrition and Food Science Program at Middle Tennessee State Unive

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