PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 

A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  

Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

Daily Newscasts

Public News Service - UT: Mental Health

SALT LAKE CITY - The recent mass shooting in Oregon again has focused national attention on untreated mental-health issues. Now, Utah is doing something about the problem. The Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health unveiled a new anonymous online screening tool on Thursday so people can

PHOTO: Canines With a Cause provides service dogs, trained by female prison inmates, to veterans coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental health challenges. Photo courtesy Canines With a Cause.

DRAPER, Utah - A program new to Utah allows female prison inmates to train shelter dogs to serve as companion and service animals for veterans suffering from mental health challenges. Cathy King, executive director, Canines With a Cause, says the dogs live with the selected inmates at the Utah State

PHOTO: A simple smile could mean the world to someone down on their luck during

OGDEN, Utah – It's Random Acts of Kindness Week, and simply smiling at someone could prevent a suicide, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Utah. Rebecca Glathar, NAMI’s executive director in Utah, says people battling mental illness are often isolated and feel alone

IMAGE: One in four Americans suffers from some form of mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Utah. It's Mental Illness Awareness Week. Image courtesy of NAMI Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY - One in four Americans suffers from some form of mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Utah. Raising awareness about services and treatment is NAMI's mission this week, during Mental Illness Awareness Week. NAMI Utah Outreach Specialist Mary

PHOTO: Help is available for Utah residents to navigate the online health-care marketplaces that open today as part of the Affordable Care Act. Image courtesy of

SALT LAKE CITY - Services are available in Utah to help residents navigate the online marketplaces that open today as part of the Affordable Care Act. According to Randal Serr, director of the Utah Health Policy Project,, which also opens for business today, will lead users to "Navi

PHOTO: A professor at the University of Utah says his research shows that spending time outdoors in nature and unplugged from technology can improve a person's creative thinking. CREDIT: Fred Hsu

SALT LAKE CITY - As folks across the state celebrate Earth Day, research out of the University of Utah finds that some time in the great outdoors can improve a person's creativity and problem-solving ability. Professor David Strayer said those tested after four days immersed in nature with Outward B

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

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

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