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PNS Daily Newscast - April 25, 2019 


The Supreme Court considers U.S. Census citizenship – we have a pair of reports. Also, on the Wednesday rundown: a look at how poor pay and benefits can threaten the success of preschoolers. And, the Nevada Assembly votes to restore felon’s voting rights.

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Public News Service - WA: Health

Spokane, WA – How often are you actually encouraged to stand up and complain? This morning in Spokane, the first of four "town hall meetings" is taking place to gather public comments about healthcare and financial security. It's part of a national campaign, called "Divided We Fail," to get re

Seattle, WA – Thousands of toxicologists are in Seattle this week to examine the science behind some of the recent news headlines about topics such as pet food safety, cough and cold medications in children, and the impact of pollution on Puget Sound. They're the behind-the-scenes researchers

Olympia, WA – The death of one of his young constituents has led Spokane Representative Timm Ormsby to challenge Washington's wrongful death laws. Ormsby says most people probably don't realize that if an adult residing in Washington state dies with no spouse or children, the parents aren't co

Seattle, WA – Tuesday is the 35th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, affirming a woman's legal right to have an abortion in the early months of pregnancy. The procedure remains both common and controversial; more than a dozen challenges have been made to that 19

Seattle, WA – Washington gets high grades from the American Lung Association for its measures to control smoking, but the Association says there's more to be done. It also warns there may be efforts to weaken anti-tobacco measures. Every year, the ALA ranks states and the federal government o

Seattle, WA – The three largest health insurers in Washington are socking away record amounts of surplus cash. A group of community organizations doesn't like that. It says not only do the firms appear to be charging too much, but at the same time that the insurers are raising rates, they are

Wenatchee, WA – While many folks in our state will be watching Tuesday's New Hampshire primary with keen interest, a few Washington residents are actually living it. T.J. Janssen of Wenatchee is one of them. As a member of the Service Employees' International Union (SEIU), which represents h

Seattle, WA – Washington is one of 16 states "on hold," waiting for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to allow tougher standards for vehicle tailpipe emissions. Those states, and five conservation groups, have started the New Year off by joining in on legal action against the EPA, sayin

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