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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Public News Service - UT: Civic Engagement

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

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: Two cities in Utah are among the best in the U.S. for older Americans to live, according to the Milken Institute's

SALT LAKE CITY - According to the Milken Institute Best Cities for Successful Aging Index, released Tuesday, Provo and Salt Lake City are among the nation's best cities for aging Americans. The report ranks Provo third and Salt Lake fifth on its list of 100 cities. Laura Polacheck, communications d

PHOTO: Raising awareness about diversions, energy development and other activities that can negatively impact the Colorado River is the goal of a new coalition called Colorado River Connected. Photo courtesy of the Utah Department of Transportation.

SALT LAKE CITY – A new coalition of several organizations called Colorado River Connected is focused on raising awareness about critical issues affecting the historic river, which serves millions of people living in Utah and several other Western states. Zach Frankel, a spokesman for Colorado

PHOTO: A new AARP survey examines what services older Americans want most in their communities. Photo courtesy Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

SALT LAKE CITY – Older Utahns may be interested in a new AARP study that examines what services people age 50 and older want most in their communities to help make life a little bit easier. Laura Polacheck, communications director at AARP Utah, says the report, “What Is Livable? Commun

GRAPHIC: CWA Local 7704 President Kevin Ondrak says the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is a jobs killer. Image courtesy the CWA.

SALT LAKE CITY - The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal could cause job loss in Utah and elsewhere, according to Communications Workers of America Local 7704 President Keven Ondrak. He said TPP could give U.S. companies even more incentive to send jobs overseas. Ondrak declared that Americ

PHOTO: Utah AFL-CIO President Dale Cox says a U.S. military strike on Syria could hurt working families. Image courtesy U.S. Government.

SALT LAKE CITY - Working-class American families, in Utah and elsewhere, would end up feeling the effects of a U.S. military strike on Syria, according to Dale Cox, president of the Utah AFL-CIO. He shared his views as President Obama pushed for military action against the Syrian government for usin

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