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PNS Daily Newscast - November 13, 2019 


Public impeachment hearings in Washington; dreamers protest in Texas; roadless wilderness areas possibly at risk around the country; and an ozone indicating garden, at the North Carolina Governor's Mansion.

2020Talks - November 13, 2019 


Supreme Court hears DACA arguments, and likely will side with the Trump administration, but doesn't take up a gun manufacturer's appeal. Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford drops out of presidential race; and former President Jimmy Carter recovers from brain surgery.

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Public News Service - WA: Health

Portland, OR – Despite this year's contentious presidential race, that battle will not be the main topic of conversation at the national League of Women Voters (LWV) convention, beginning today in Portland. At this meeting, which takes place every other year, members will cover issues they thi

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

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