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PNS Daily Newscast - October 19, 2018 


Senator Corker demands the Trump administration share intelligence on the killing of a Washington Post columnist. Also on the Friday rundown: groups sue over the Texas border wall plan; and the soggy summer in some states may lead to higher pumpkin prices for Halloween.

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Public News Service - UT: Budget Policy & Priorities

Seniors will be watching the first presidential debate for detailed plans on Social Security. (iStockphoto/LarryHW)

SALT LAKE CITY – Social Security reform can be a hotly debated issue, especially during presidential elections. But once in office, officials rarely want to touch what some call the "third rail" of U.S. politics. The last time the program was adjusted to ensure long-term solvency was during th

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

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

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

A new study shows increasing rents and relatively flat incomes put many Utah renters a single financial emergency away from eviction. (jitalia17/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - Rapidly rising rents and relatively flat incomes are putting the squeeze on many Utah renters, especially those with moderate or low incomes. A new study from a University of Utah think tank says a flood of new apartment units is driving up those costs, and putting many renters ju

The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition in Utah is calling on the Obama administration to designate the region as a national monument. (TimPeterson/Bears Ears Coalition)

MONTICELLO, Utah – A coalition of Native American tribes is calling on the Obama administration to designate the Bears Ears region of southern Utah as a national monument. The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition is seeking to protect the area, which the coalition says has significant cultural

The Utah Legislature passed a Medicaid expansion bill that covers less than one-fourth of the 80,000 Utah residents that would be eligible under federal guidelines. (iStock)

SALT LAKE CITY - Public interest groups are disappointed that the Utah state Legislature approved a minimal increase in Medicaid during its recent session, passing up an opportunity to institute full coverage. The bill approved, House Bill 437, funds coverage for about 16,000 people, while Senate B

Planned Parenthood of Utah told a panel of judges at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that Gov. Gary Herbert illegally cut the group's funding.

SALT LAKE CITY - Planned Parenthood of Utah is asking a federal appeals court to force Gov. Gary Herbert to stop cutting off funds to the organization. Herbert issued an order in 2015 withholding $272,000 from the group despite an investigation in Texas that cleared Planned Parenthood of illegally

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