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PNS Daily News - December 6, 2019 


A Trump impeachment vote in the House could come before Christmas; students rally for climate action again today; and other-abled workers fuel a vertical farm in Wyoming.

2020Talks - December 6, 2019 


Impeachment is ramping up, and so is Iowa campaigning and Democratic endorsements. 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry endorsed former VP Joe Biden, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders, and VoteVets endorsed Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Public News Service - WA: Health

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

Olympia, WA – A group of advocates for Washington seniors and disabled citizens soon will ask the State Legislature to increase the amount of training that in-home caregivers receive. They say the current training standards are inadequate, and they also want training to be available to family

Mercer Island, WA – This time of year is especially hectic for caregivers, who work 24/7 in nursing homes no matter what the holiday. A coalition of nursing home workers and senior advocates plans to ask the Washington Legislature for $15 million to improve their pay and benefits. Lorena Ani

Seattle, WA – Who doesn't love spending an afternoon at Seattle's famous Pike Place Market? But behind the scenes, the fish-throwers, flower vendors and artists there have problems similar to many Washington small businesses –- they can't afford health insurance. A survey of more than 10

Olympia, WA – This month, Governor Chris Gregoire has stepped into the ring twice with the federal government. Washington is a party to two lawsuits against the feds. One challenges new restrictions on how states can provide healthcare for low-income children with federal funds; the other woul

Olympia, WA – An investment group with such diverse holdings as Brazilian real estate, Hertz car rentals, and Dunkin Donuts, now wants to buy the nation's largest nursing home chain, including four homes in Washington. That has eldercare advocates concerned enough to ask Governor Gregoire to s

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