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PNS Daily Newscast - September 19, 2018 


Updates on Trump tariffs and his Supreme Court nominee. Also on the Wednesday rundown: New Hampshire in the news in a clean energy report; and doctors address the rise of AFib – a serious and sometimes invisible cardiac issue.

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Public News Service - TN: Youth Issues

Nashville agencies recently attended a Cure Violence 101 Workshop, organized by Gideon's Army. (Gideon's Army)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - More than 20 young people died as a result of violence in Nashville in 2017, and the issue of youth violence is being addressed by a new community group - Gideon's Army. The organization recently held events in the Nashville area to look at ways communities can address the proble

Members of the grassroots group Justice Knox address Knoxville leaders at a recent meeting. (Justice Knox)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - More than 1,000 Knoxville residents are addressing what they see as local issues of injustice, one at a time. Known as "Justice Knox," the group began last year as a project of the Direct Action and Research Training organization (DART). Their mission is to work with local leader

Most human trafficking victims will encounter a medical professional, and Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn.,  sponsored legislation that would give medical professionals tools to identify people who are being exploited. (ACF OPA)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Human trafficking is a significant problem in Tennessee, with its size, number of interstate highways and relatively healthy economy. But it's not always easy to spot the warning signs when someone is a victim. This week, the U.S. House passed legislation sponsored by Tennes

Tennesseans are paying more than $1 million over their lifetimes to smoke, according to a report released this week. (Una Mateo/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Among the items on hundreds of Tennesseans' New Year's resolution lists are promises to quit smoking. But a new study by survey giant WalletHub gives a $1 million reason why the state needs to kick the habit. In the report The Real Cost of Smoking by State, analysts rank

Young Tennesseans are joining others around the world to engage in community service online. (DoSomething.org)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A growing number of Tennessee young people are finding community-service opportunities online. DoSomething.org is one portal that offers projects focusing on everything from hunger and violence to discrimination. Historically, the organization found its home in traditional

Experts recommend a reduction in eating sweets and maintaining a healthy weight as ways to prevent diabetes. (Puno 3000/flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With most folks' diets a bit upside down this holiday season with parties and family dinners, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is reminding people about the importance of diabetes prevention. The Volunteer State has the fifth highest percentage of adults with diabe

Experts believe increased online use may prompt suicidal thoughts among at-risk teens, as they compare their lives unfavorably to what others post. (Ryan Melaugh/flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – You may want to limit your teen's use of social media over the long holiday weekend. A study released this month in the journal Clinical Psychological Science found links between use of online engagement platforms and feelings of hopelessness and suicide. According to th

More than 30 young people from Tennessee who are at risk of deportation are in Washington this week to talk with members of Congress about the importance of passing a Dream Act. (Wally Gobetz/flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- More than 30 young people from Tennessee are in Washington, D.C., today to share their message with government leaders. They are part of a group of 1,000 of their peers, demanding that Congress pass the Dream Act to prevent more than 8,000 DACA residents in Tennessee from being

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