PNS Daily Newscast - October 21, 2019 

G-7 meeting may move to Camp David; conservation groups sound alarm about acting BLM chief; NC suit aims to change solitary confinement policy there; questions about Amazon Ring coordination with police; and microbes might help in earthquakes.

2020Talks - October 21, 2019 

2016 candidate Hillary Clinton says Russia is "grooming" Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for a third-party run. And Sen. Bernie Sanders has biggest Democratic campaign event this season so far.

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PHOTO: The Trans-Pacific Partnership has broad opposition from the AFL-CIO and other organizations, but Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he supports it, along with a provision to limit debate in Congress about the massive international trade agreement. Photo courtesy Office of U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is calling on Congress to approve Trade Promotion Authority, also called "fast-track," for the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Herbert and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper sent a letter to Congress stressing that the TPP could boost th

PHOTO: Utah's homeless population is expected to benefit from more than $2 million in Affordable Care Act funding to benefit community health centers. Photo credit: U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.

OGDEN, Utah – Thousands of people in Utah, including the homeless, are expected to benefit from $2.3 million in Affordable Care Act (ACA) funding to expand nonprofit community health centers. Josh Marans, communications and member services manager for the Association for Utah Community Healt

PHOTO: People in Utah and around the country can avoid tax penalties for not having health insurance by getting coverage during a special enrollment period now underway. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

SALT LAKE CITY – A special enrollment period is underway that can help people in Utah and around the U.S. avoid fines for not having health insurance. Randal Serr is director of the nonprofit group Take Care Utah, which helps enroll people in health insurance plans through the Affordable Car

PHOTO: Boy Scouts across Utah will be collecting food Saturday in an annual effort that netted 1.6 million pounds of food last year. Photo courtesy Utah Food Bank.

SALT LAKE CITY - Thousands of Boy Scouts and volunteers are collecting food Saturday in an annual event that will likely provide more than 1 million meals for people in Utah. The Utah Food Bank operates the "Scouting for Food" event each year in partnership with more than 130 food pantries and agen

PHOTO: A new report finds that Arches National Park and other public lands are providing a huge economic boost for Moab and the surrounding area. Photo courtesy

MOAB, Utah - A new report adds to a growing stack of studies showing that public lands can have a huge impact on local economies. Chris Mehl, policy director of the nonprofit research group Headwaters Economics, authored a report that analyzed the employment picture in Grand County - which encompas

PHOTO: As part of September's Hunger Action Month, the Utah Food Bank is hoping to collect one mile of food donations in Salt Lake City on Thursday. Photo credit: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

SALT LAKE CITY - As part of Hunger Action Month in September, Utah Food Bank organizers are hoping to collect a mile of food on Thursday in Salt Lake City. Ginette Bott, chief development officer at the Utah Food Bank, is coordinating the annual Beat Hunger by a Mile event. "We kick off the mornin

PHOTO: A recent study shows that hundreds of jobs are created and millions of dollars are added to Utah's economy each year by the 40 nonprofit community health clinics in the state. Photo courtesy of the Lake County, Ill., Health Department.

SALT LAKE CITY – Nonprofit community health centers add hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to Utah's economy each year, according to a recent study. Alan Pruhs, executive director of the Association for Utah Community Health, says the economic impact study shows 40 clinics operating th

PHOTO: A retired aerospace engineer who lives in Sandy, Art Sutherland, is being recognized by Money magazine for his work on predatory lending issues in Utah. Photo courtesy AARP Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY – Money magazine is naming a Utah man one of its 50 Heroes in 50 States for his work on predatory lending issues. Art Sutherland, a retired aerospace engineer who lives in Sandy, has worked with city council members and state lawmakers for several years to enact laws and polic

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