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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 


Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 


While controversy swirls at the White House, Chicago teachers go on strike and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - TX: Livable Wages/Working Families

Planned Parenthood of Texas is fighting the State of Texas' plans to cut $4.2 million in Medicaid funding for its clinics in court. (jetcityimage/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas – Planned Parenthood Texas is back in court, challenging the State of Texas over a plan to remove its clinics from the state's Medicaid program. State health officials announced last month that women visiting Planned Parenthood locations for family planning care would no longer

A new USDA report says 1 in 6 Texas families struggles with food insecurity at some point during the year. (USDA photo)

AUSTIN, Texas – While the state's economy has improved in recent years, a new report says 1 in 6 Texas households still struggles to avoid hunger. Statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show more than 15 percent of households in the state experienced food insecurity in 2015, mean

A new report shows that more young adults, sometimes called

HOUSTON – More young adults in Texas have health insurance, according to a new study by Rice University, which also finds that fewer Hispanics and low-income adults have coverage. The report says the number of young adults in Texas without health insurance has dropped by 35 percent since the

Legislation currently under debate in Congress could force schools to reapply in order to participate in free meal programs. (USDA)

AUSTIN, Texas - Congress is considering legislation that would change a program that currently allows schools in high-poverty areas to offer free meals to all students. A bill in the House would tighten the rules for schools to qualify. Advocates say changes would affect the Community Eligibility pr

According to a new study, there have been benefits for state economies and health-care systems in the states that have chosen to expand their Medicaid programs. (iStockphoto)
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AUSTIN, Texas - Texas has the most uninsured people in the country, but state officials have rejected an almost cost-free expansion of the federal Medicaid program. As many as 1 million Texans fall into the coverage gap, where they don't qualify for Medicaid but can't afford health coverage through

Job losses in the oil industry have helped slow down the Texas economy, which was ranked ninth best among the 50 states in a recent survey by WalletHub. (Pixabay)

AUSTIN, Texas - Despite a few setbacks, the Texas economy still packs a punch, just not quite as much as it used to. The online survey company WalletHub ranked Texas ninth in its 2016 survey of state economies, saying that weakness in the oil industry and other factors have shifted the Lone Star Sta

One-fourth of Texas children, mainly blacks and Latinos, live in poverty, according to a new report from the Center for Public Policy Priorities. (ChristopherFutcher/iStock)

DALLAS - A new report shows that one-quarter of Texas' seven million children live in poverty, and that doesn't bode well for either their future, or the future of the state. The annual State of Texas Children 2016 report, released by the Center for Public Policy Priorities, evaluates the health, ed

The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered the parties in a case involving contraceptives mandated by the Affordable Care Act to file new briefs in the case. (crankyT/iStock)

AUSTIN, Texas - The U.S. Supreme Court issued a rare order this week for new arguments in a case involving contraceptives and the Affordable Care Act, which could mean the justices are looking for a compromise. The court requested that parties in the case, including one from Texas, file new briefs

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