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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Public News Service - WA: Women's

Women are more likely to experience multiple heart-attack symptoms. (Adiano/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE - To cap American Heart Month, one doctor is putting a spotlight on the different signs of heart attacks between women and men. Along with common symptoms, cardiologist Dr. Rachael Wyman with Kaiser Permanente in Seattle says about a quarter of women experience atypical signs such as uppe

Cervical cancer rates have decreased dramatically, although about 12,000 women still are diagnosed with the disease each year in the U.S. (Orawan/Adobe Stock)

BELLEVUE, Wash. - January has been Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and this year, the focus is on some good news - health professionals are highlighting a largely successful campaign against the disease. Obstetrician/Gynecologist Dr. Mary Beth Welch at Kaiser Permanente in Bellevue says cervical

About 5,000 Washington women a year lose health coverage within three months of having a child. (mbennett/Adobe Stock)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Legislation in Olympia would provide longer health care coverage for women after pregnancy. Senate Bill 6128, scheduled for a hearing Monday, would extend postpartum Medicaid coverage to one year after a woman gives birth. For many low-income women, coverage currently ends afte

Washington state still has an estimated backlog of more than 6,500 untested sexual assault kits. (Sgt. Rebecca Linder/defenseimagery.mil)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- As Washington state continues to test its backlog of sexual assault kits, lawmakers also are looking to reform how kits are managed. A sexual assault kit is a collection of evidence gathered following a rape allegation. One of the first hearings of the session, scheduled for Tu

Washington state lawmakers approved a paid family and medical leave program in 2017. (designer491/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE – The state's paid family and medical leave program is gearing up to give workers time off when they need it most. Starting in January, Washington will become the fifth state to offer comprehensive leave, allowing employees to take up to 12 – and in some cases 18 – weeks

A mail-in HPV test increased cervical cancer screening rates by 50%, according to a new study. (Andrey Popov/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE – An at-home test could be a major breakthrough for screening cervical cancer in women, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Washington and Kaiser Permanente Washington teamed up on a study involving 20,000 women who weren't getting regular screening. Half wer

Because of federal restrictions, undocumented women can't access Washington state family-planning services. (BigGirlCamera/Twenty20)

OLYMPIA, Wash. - A coalition is urging Washington state to expand health care. The Reproductive Health Access for All Act would help two communities in particular that face barriers to care: immigrants and the transgender or gender non-conforming communities. Women who are undocumented can't acces

Cardiovascular diseases are preventable in 80 percent of the women who die from them. (Ike and Tash Photography)

SEATTLE – American Heart Month kicks off Friday with National Wear Red Day to raise awareness for women's heart health. Washingtonians are encouraged to wear red on Friday in solidarity with people across the country to shed light on cardiovascular diseases – the number one killer of w

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