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PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2020 


Climate change is on the radar for rural voters in Iowa. Plus, the Senate impeachment rules.

2020Talks - January 21, 2020 


Candidates attended the Iowa Brown & Black Forum in Des Moines, and answered tough questions about their records on race. It was MLK Day, and earlier many were in South Carolina marching together to the State Capitol.

Public News Service - WA: Health

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

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote today on a bill to expand healthcare coverage for children of low-income families. Washington already has a state law nearly identical to the "S-CHIP" bill that President Bush is threatening to veto. And unlike many states, Washington budgeted sufficient funds to

About 600,000 employees of small businesses in Washington will soon have access to health insurance after the appointment of a “Health Insurance Partnership Board." The group's job is to select insurance companies to be part of a new state program aimed at signing up more employers for health

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