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PNS Daily Newscast - March 22, 2019 


President Trump rattles the Middle East, saying the U.S. will recognize Israel’s authority over the Golan Heights. Also on our Friday rundown: A judge blocks laws limiting the power of the new Wisconsin governor. Plus, momentum builds across party lines to abolish the death penalty.

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Public News Service - UT: Family/Father Issues

Utah has made progress in lowering the number of uninsured children, a new study shows. (Pixabay)

SALT LAKE CITY – The number of uninsured children in Utah declined by 23 percent over two years, according to a report released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. In 2013, the state had 85,000 children without health coverage, and that number dropped to 65,0

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

With the income-tax filing deadline just a few weeks away, help is available for Utah residents through the AARP Foundationís Tax-Aide Program. (alfexe/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - The federal income tax filing deadline is just three weeks away, and if you're getting nervous about filing your tax return, help is on the way. The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide Program offers free assistance in preparing tax returns and it isn't just for seniors. Laura Polacheck,

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

A bill that would legalize marijuana for medical use in Utah is making its way through the state legislature. (Wikipedia Commons)

SALT LAKE CITY - A bill to legalize medical marijuana is set for a final vote this week in the Utah Senate after getting preliminary approval by just two votes. The measure, Senate Bill 73, allows qualifying medical patients to use marijuana in edible, extract and oil form to treat illness. Magg

New regulations in Utah now allow patients entering a hospital to designate a family caregiver that will be the official contact person. (wirelog/morguefile)

MIDVALE, Utah - A new rule in Utah gives important new rights to family caregivers when a loved one is in the hospital. The Patient Designated Caregiver Rule, proposed by AARP Utah and issued by the Utah Department of Health, allows each patient to designate a caregiver, who is notified when there

A family is part of a recent Gay Pride parade. A Utah legislator wants to give heterosexual families preference over gays in adopting children in the state. (Wikimedia Commons)

SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah gay-rights group is fighting with a conservative state representative over proposed legislation that would give heterosexual couples preference in adoptions. State Rep. Kraig Powell, a Republican from Heber City, is pushing the measure despite last year's Supreme Court deci

The Community Action Partnership of Utah says families often miss out on thousands of dollars in tax refunds by not filing for the Earned Income Tax Credit. (KConnors/morguefile)

SALT LAKE CITY - Many Utah residents are potentially leaving thousands of dollars on the table each year when they prepare and file their federal tax returns, according to a coalition of community agencies. Barbara Muñoz, a policy analyst with the Community Action Partnership of Utah, says ma

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