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PNS Daily Newscast - July 16, 2019 


House Democrats prepare for vote condemning Trump's attacks on progressive freshman women. Also on our Tuesday rundown: Immigrants’ rights groups slam asylum rules that take effect today. Plus, summer meals aim to prevent kids' academic slide.

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Public News Service - UT: Civic Engagement

Utah candidates for local and state office are facing off this week in debates. (Kichigin/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utahans are getting a break between presidential debates to learn more about how local candidates plan to address education, health care, public lands and other issues in the state. A non-partisan debate series kicked off this week and goes until Monday. It’s sponsored

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

The state of Utah has declared pornography a

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary Herbert declared pornography a public health crisis and signed a state Senate resolution that calls for education, prevention, research and policy changes to combat the effects of pornography, but makes no specific proposals. However, civil libertarians say it will be

Zion National Park in southwestern Utah is one of more than a dozen national parks, monuments and public lands in the state. (National Park Service)

SALT LAKE CITY - Members of the Utah House have approved a resolution calling for the attorney general to file a lawsuit claiming ownership of all federal lands within the state's borders. The measure, approved on a 60-15 vote, would authorize $14 million of taxpayer money to take such a case to th

Planned Parenthood rally in August at the Utah statehouse protesting Gov. Gary Herbert's decision to cut off funding.  (Planned Parenthood Association of Utah)

SALT LAKE CITY - Women's health advocates are slamming a judge's decision Tuesday to allow the state of Utah to cut off $273,000 a year in federal funds to Planned Parenthood. Gov. Gary Herbert blocked the grants in August, indicating outrage over undercover videos purporting to show Planned Paren

GRAPHIC: To help improve the state's air quality, thousands of Utah residents are expected to drive less this month as part of the annual Clear the Air Challenge. Graphic courtesy Salt Lake Chamber.

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah residents are being asked to drive less in July as part of the state's annual Clear the Air Challenge, which organizers say has helped stop thousands of tons of emissions from entering the atmosphere. Ryan Evans, vice president of business and community relations with th

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: Organizers of the annual online fundraiser

SALT LAKE CITY - Raising $2 million in one day, today, to benefit hundreds of nonprofits and schools is the goal of "Love Utah Give Utah." Blair Hodson is director of initiatives with the Community Foundation of Utah, which organizes the annual day of online giving at loveUTgiveUT.org. He says the

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