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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2018 


Efforts continue to quell the backlash over President Donald Trump’s changing statements on the Russia summit. Also on the Thursday rundown: protestors are out for Mike Pence’s visit to Missouri; and nobody wants to go, but one option is green burials.

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Public News Service - UT: Health Issues

The University of Colorado found the Uintah Basin's bowl shape and snowy conditions trap emissions of methane and other gases from nearby oil wells, causing high ozone pollution. (Covee/Flickr)

VERNAL, Utah — Estonian company Enefit American Oil for years has been eyeing northeastern Utah for what would be the largest oil shale operation in the country. Among those opposed to the prospect are doctors, who say the project poses major public health threats. The project is planned for

Utah ranks first in the nation for indicators of family and community, with low rates of children in single-parent households and few children living in high-poverty areas. (Flickr)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah ranks sixth in the nation when it comes to children's well being, according to the 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book from The Annie E. Casey Foundation. The annual report released Wednesday shows fewer children in Utah are living in poverty than the nation on average. And Uta

Health insurance premiums in Utah are projected to rise by more than 18 percent in 2019, a faster increase than the national average. (Dr. Farouk/Flickr)

SALT LAKE CITY - Utahns could see health insurance premiums increase by around $1,300 next year, according to new research by the Center for American Progress. The tax plan passed in Congress last year eliminated the individual mandate, which charged a tax penalty to people who didn't have hea

This week's Scouting for Food drive is looking for non-perishable donations, including peanut butter, canned beans, boxed meals, and canned fruits and vegetables. (Pixabay)

SALT LAKE CITY – Shelves in food banks across Utah are getting pretty thin after the holiday rush, and the Boy Scouts of America are on the job. This week marks the 32nd annual Scouting for Food campaign, where some 180,000 scouts, troop leaders and parents will be going door-to-door across

In Utah, 62 percent of women live in a county without an abortion provider. (Pixabay)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah is one of 18 states to get a failing grade in the Population Institute's new national report card on reproductive health and rights. In 2017, the nation as a whole slipped from a D to a D-minus because of tightened state and federal policies that limit access to contrac

About 20,000 Utah children depend on the CHIP program for medical coverage, but its federal funding could run out in March. (Children's Action Alliance)

SALT LAKE CITY — Groups that advocate for children's health are pleading with Congress to stop using the Children's Health Insurance Program as a bargaining chip in the showdown over funding the government. About 20,000 Utah children depend on it. The federal government shut down at midnight

Having health insurance has been associated with better health, increased work capacity and higher earnings. (Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Trump administration's recent decision to add work requirements for people with Medicaid benefits may sound reasonable, but critics say the move would end up taking health insurance away from more than six million Americans, including 97,000 Utahns. Stacy Stanford, a hea

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SALT LAKE CITY – Proponents of a new statewide ballot initiative are in the signature-collecting phase, and say they hope to bring local control to the health care debate. The "Utah Decides Healthcare" proposal would expand Medicaid coverage to individuals and families in Utah with incomes be

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