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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

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

GRAPHIC: Maryann Martindale with the Alliance for a Better Utah says record low turnout in the presidential election is a sign that Utah voters are being turned off by one-party rule.

SALT LAKE CITY – The "blues" are wading deep into the "red" today (Friday) in Salt Lake City. Democrats are in town for their party chair meeting, a decision that had some scratching their heads. But Maryann Martindale, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, says that no matter

PHOTO: November is National Family Caregivers Month.

SALT LAKE CITY - November is National Family Caregivers Month, and it's estimated that more Utahns play caregiving roles for family members than do residents of any other state. Utah has the lowest rate of nursing home placements in the nation, meaning elders are most often cared for in their own ho

PHOTO: Less than half of the $2.5 billion in National Mortgage Settlement money, paid by banks to states, is being used to assist troubled homeowners and prevent foreclosures.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – When Utah received almost $22 million as part of the National Mortgage Settlement from banks after the nation's mortgage lending crisis, the state did not use it to help struggling homeowners. And according to a new report from Enterprise Community Partners, many states

PHOTO: Undertaking a home remodel in Utah requires a licensed contractor. Photo credit: iStockphoto.

SALT LAKE CITY – This month, investigators posing as homeowners in Utah and seven other states got bids for construction and handyman services from people they found on the Internet. In just one week, 21 were cited in two Utah counties – Davis and Washington – as part of the sting

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

SALT LAKE CITY - This week, ALEC comes to Utah. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a conservative think tank that convenes private businesspeople with state lawmakers to draft legislation that is then introduced around the country. At its 39th annual meeting, which starts on Wednesd

SALT LAKE CITY - Millions of homeowners age 50 and older still are at risk of foreclosure, according to an AARP national report released today. Utah doesn't track mortgage defaults by homeowners' age, although the state remains in the top 10 for its high foreclosure rate. For those over 50, says ho

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