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PNS Daily Newscast UPDATE - October 17, 2019 


Congressman Elijah Cummings has died. Also on the rundown: President Trump puts some distance between himself and policy on Syria. South Dakota awaits a SCOTUS ruling on the insanity defense, plus the focus remains on election security for 2020.

2020Talks - October 17, 2019 


Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, two members of the Squad, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders. Plus, some candidates are spending more than they're raising.

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Public News Service - WA: Health

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

Shannon Beigert's son, left, has autism and a third-party guardian now that he's turned 18. (Courtesy of Shannon Beigert)

SEATTLE – Washington state lawmakers passed bills this session to make the guardianship application process easier for parents. Sterling Harders, president of SEIU 775, says her union represents thousands of parents who take care of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Stroke is the sixth-leading cause of death in Washington state. (cameravit/Adobe Stock)

TACOMA, Wash. — May is American Stroke Month, and a few tips can help people lower their chances of having a stroke. According to the American Heart Association, up to 80% of strokes are preventable, and a healthy lifestyle can go a long way. Dr. Dennis Wang is the medical director of stroke

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