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PNS Daily Newscast - June 25, 2019 


Conditions reported to be so bad, 300 migrant children are moved from a Texas detention center. Also on our Tuesday rundown: Sen. Susan Collins gets a challenge from Maine's House Speaker. Plus, a bill in Congress points to the need for summer meals.

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Public News Service - TN: Health

Memphis, TN – A red, white and blue bus is trying to crash through "barriers" this week in Tennessee. The "Road to Freedom" bus will make stops in several cities to call attention to the barriers faced by people with disabilities, especially in the workplace. Jim Ward, of the National Coalit

Knoxville, TN – There could be more congestion in the forecast for Tennesseans with allergies. A new report shows that as the climate changes, allergy seasons in Tennessee will be more severe, and possibly last longer, especially in the Knoxville area. According to report author Kim Knowlton

Norris, TN - Tennessee's "CoverKids" program is still in place. That's what parents need to know, even while Congress and President Bush are still at odds over whether to extend the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP). Ed Shelleby, of the Children's Defense Fund explains that, even th

Nashville, TN – The challenge for Tennessee is to find a way to make up for a $270 million loss, and preventive health care may be the key. The money is missing from the federal government's approval of TennCare this week, and it would have been used primarily to cover hospital costs for Tenne

A health care "dare" begins today as the U.S. Senate is expected to join the House in approving extension of state health insurance for kids, also known as "S-CHIP". President Bush says he will veto what Congress approved because he believes that families that can afford health care will use public

Memphis, TN – A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council shows there will be more "bad air" days in Tennessee, and the culprit is global warming. The report says rising temperatures from climate change will mean more hot summer days for Tennessee cities, raising the risk of smog a

Nashville, TN – The new U.S. Census Bureau report on health insurance shows that more than 800,000 Tennesseans are now without coverage, and the number of uninsured children has reached new highs. Tony Garr, with the Tennessee Health Care Campaign, says it’s time to reverse the record b

Tennessee has scored a "needs improvement" grade in a new test from Congress on a list of the best ways to help kids get access to CoverKids health insurance. CoverKids is the new State Children's Health Insurance Program, also called S-CHIP. Tony Garr with the Tennessee Health Care Campaign says th

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