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PNS Daily Newscast - April 24, 2019 


The Supreme Court considers U.S. Census citizenship question – we have a pair of reports. Also on the Wednesday rundown: A look at how poor teacher pay and benefits can threaten preschoolers' success. And the Nevada Assembly votes to restore voting rights for people who've served their time in prison.

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PHOTO: Lipitor is the topic of a new AARP Public Policy Institute

SALT LAKE CITY - It isn't a prescription to cure high drug prices - but it may be a start. The U.S. Supreme Court has just given the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the authority to challenge deals between drug-makers to keep generic drugs off the market for certain time periods. Such arrangements al

PHOTO: An intensive fundraising effort by local veterans' groups has allowed for upgraded room interiors at the new Southern Utah Veterans Nursing Home in Ivins. Courtesy of Utah Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

IVINS, Utah - The new Southern Utah Veterans Nursing Home in Ivins is open to the public for a first look today. It's a 108-bed skilled nursing facility for the state's growing population of aging vets. The State of Utah fronted about one-third of the construction cost and the Veterans Administrati

PHOTO: As the nation edges closer to the fiscal cliff, local advocates say more than a quarter of a million Utah seniors count on Social Security benefits to make ends meet.

SALT LAKE CITY - The clock is ticking on the “fiscal cliff” debate, and local advocates say hundreds of thousands of Utah seniors have a major stake - as does the state's economy. Danny Harris, associate state director for advocacy at AARP Utah, says his group held dozens of "You've Ear

PHOTO: Dr. Dustin Hammers is the keynote speaker at the Memory Loss Awareness Conference. Photo courtesy of University of Utah.

ST. GEORGE, Utah - This Saturday, September 22, is World Alzheimer's Action Day. In Utah, caregivers will hear from experts at a free Memory Loss Awareness Conference and town hall meeting in St. George. They'll discuss research and therapy techniques for people with Alzheimer's disease and other fo

Joy Pizzuto (R) and her daughter Annabella agreed to be part of the story collection. They are seen  here with Karen Crompton (L), president and CEO, Voices for Utah Children.<br />

MURRAY, Utah – This weekend is the 15th anniversary of CHIP, the Children's Health Insurance Program that offers medical coverage to kids in low-income families. But in Utah, as many as 70,000 children who are eligible are not signed up. Barbara Munoz, health policy associate with Voices for

PHOTO: Child playing a piano. Photo credit: Deborah Smith

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Elvis isn't just part of history; his music is now part of scientific history - published in a new study by University of Utah researchers that looks at genetic connections to the body's regulation of emotional hormones. Music by Elvis Presley and others was played to gauge em

PHOTO: Kids eating lunch in a park. Credit: Deborah Smith

SALT LAKE CITY - The "Hungry for Happiness" truck is in Salt Lake City today today through Wednesday to feed kids and promote the importance of summer nutrition for children. It's a public-private partnership to try to close the gap between the number of Utah children who access free or reduced-pric

PHOTO: Father playing football with daughter. Photo Credit: Deborah Smith

PROVO, Utah - Dad was in the limelight for Father's Day on Sunday, but new research from Brigham Young University (BYU) shines a light on dad's talents the rest of the year - and one of them is a "sticking point." BYU professor Laura Walker at the School of Family Life says teaching children, especi

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