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PNS Daily Newscast - March 26, 2019 


Mueller reported to give Barr three weeks' heads-up that he would not make a conclusion on Trump obstruction of justice. Also on the Tuesday rundown: Poverty figures into student literacy. Plus, natural-gas waste is higher than average on Navajo lands.

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Public News Service - UT: Health Issues

Utah has made progress in lowering the number of uninsured children, a new study shows. (Pixabay)

SALT LAKE CITY – The number of uninsured children in Utah declined by 23 percent over two years, according to a report released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. In 2013, the state had 85,000 children without health coverage, and that number dropped to 65,0

Utah candidates for local and state office are facing off this week in debates. (Kichigin/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utahans are getting a break between presidential debates to learn more about how local candidates plan to address education, health care, public lands and other issues in the state. A non-partisan debate series kicked off this week and goes until Monday. It’s sponsored

A lack of policies to regulate the use of tanning beds contributes to low marks for Utah in a new report on cancer policies. (jdurham/morguefile)

SALT LAKE CITY – A new report says Utah falls short when it comes to supporting policies and passing legislation to prevent suffering and deaths from cancer. The annual rankings from the American Cancer Society look at each state's progress in public policies regarding tobacco use and preven

AARP Utah is sponsoring a series of events called CAREversations, designed for people who provide care for others. (bbtomaas/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY — A series of programs set for August aims to ease the burden on those who care for others. AARP Utah will sponsor several CAREversations,events targeting the more than 380,000 Utahns who provide unpaid care for aging parents, spouses, friends or other loved ones. The events w

The CDC has awarded Utah a grant to develop programs to prevent injuries and death, such as encouraging seat belt use to avoid injuries in car accidents. (vladru/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded a five-year, $1.25 million grant to Utah to prevent critical injuries and violence. The funds are part of a $30 million program across 23 state health departments intended to enhance and develop local programs to decrease viole

A federal appeals court has struck down Gov. Gary Herbert's a 2015 executive order stripping federal funds from Planned Parenthood of Utah. (iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - A federal appeals court has reversed Gov. Gary Herbert's executive order blocking federal funding to Planned Parenthood of Utah. The ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals stated that Herbert likely was trying to punish the organization with his 2015 order, and found that Plan

The city of Oakland, Calif., has banned coal handling at its port facilities, blocking a plan for producers to use the facility to export Utah coal. (JanHanusSr/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah environmentalists and government watchdogs are cheering a decision by the Oakland city council to ban coal shipments through its port facilities. The decision puts a roadblock in front of plans for Utah producers to ship coal through the California port to overseas markets. But

AARP Utah says more than 60,000 people, including many in the 50-64 age bracket, will fall into the  health care coverage gap under the state's Medicaid expansion plan. (AlexRaths/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah health officials are getting criticism for a proposal to widen the state's health-care coverage gap beyond what the Legislature recently passed. The Utah Department of Health wants to limit the state's Medicaid expansion to cover only 10,000 people instead of the 16,000 in the

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