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PNS Daily News - December 10, 2019 


Probe finds FBI not biased against Trump; yes, commuting is stressful; church uses nativity scene for statement on treatment of migrants; report says NY could add cost of carbon to electricity prices with little consumer impact; and a way to add mental health services for rural areas.

2020Talks - December 10, 2019 


Today's human rights day, and candidates this cycle talk a lot about what constitutes a human right. Some say gun violence and access to reproductive health care and abortions are human rights issues.

Public News Service - WA: Health

Members of the military aren't able to sue in cases of medical negligence because of a 1950 U.S. Supreme Court decision. (U.S. State Department/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Congress's defense spending package could provide military service members and their families more legal protections. The House-passed version of the National Defense Authorization Act includes provisions that ban forced arbitration clauses so service members can take consumer and

Clinics in schools that can address both physical and mental-health issues can lower absenteeism and improve student outcomes. (Leonid/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE - Some Washington state students going back to school this year will have more than a school nurse as a health resource. School-based health centers provide a variety of care, including mental-health therapy, physical exams and even dental care. The clinics already are prominent in King Cou

Nearly three-quarters of western Washington municipalities are making progress toward controlling polluting stormwater runoff. (Seattle.gov)

SEATTLE – After years of work, cities in Washington are doing more to protect Puget Sound from its biggest source of pollution: stormwater runoff. A report from the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and Washington Environmental Council helped motivate them. In 2017, the groups released their prog

The darker shades on the map represent the highest shaking hazard and the black lines represent potentially active faults in Washington. (Washington state Department of Natural Resources)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Ground-shaking new research finds many Washington state public schools are at high risk of serious damage in an earthquake. The Washington Geologic Survey's School Seismic Safety Project looked at 222 schools across the state, or about 5% of the total. It found that in a m

The Annie E. Casey Foundation places Washington state 29th in education in its annual report. (Annie E. Casey Foundation)

SEATTLE – Washington state still has more progress to make on child well-being, according to a new report. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book ranks the Evergreen State 16th overall in its measure of how children are doing in four categories: economic well-being, educat

Sara Hoffman suffered a heart attack on the plane to Mexico for her wedding. She survived and made it to Mexico two days later. (Sara Hoffman)

SEATTLE – The physical recovery after a heart attack can be grueling, but a person's emotional and mental recovery can be just as intense – and in some cases, even more trying. About four years ago, Sara Hoffman was on a flight from Seattle to Mexico for her wedding when she suffered a

Health-care workers face a higher rate of violence on the job than most other employment sectors. Some in Congress say OSHA should do more to address it. (sudok1/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE – A bill in Congress to address workplace violence for health-care and social-service workers is moving closer to a vote in the House. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration finds health-care workers were four times more likely than average private-sector workers to face v

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends school-age children have no more than two hours of screen time a day. (JackF/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE – Sunny days are upon the Northwest, but some parents may be finding it difficult to entice their children away from video screens. Dr. Susanna Block, a pediatrician with Kaiser Permanente, notes that too much time in front of a TV, on the phone or at a computer is linked to a number

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