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PNS Daily Newscast - October 21, 2019 


G-7 meeting may move to Camp David; conservation groups sound alarm about acting BLM chief; NC suit aims to change solitary confinement policy there; questions about Amazon Ring coordination with police; and microbes might help in earthquakes.

2020Talks - October 21, 2019 


2016 candidate Hillary Clinton says Russia is "grooming" Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for a third-party run. And Sen. Bernie Sanders has biggest Democratic campaign event this season so far.

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Public News Service - WA: Health

Seattle, WA – Despite Americans' growing concerns about food safety, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has decided to stop publishing a national survey that, since 1990, has tracked pesticides and weed killers used on farm crops. The agency says ending the project will save $8 million

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

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