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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Public News Service - WA: Women's

Seattle, WA – Mercy Corps is known primarily as an international humanitarian aid organization, but it also has a division that helps folks in the Northwest start and grow small businesses. A loan program for new small businesses has been successful enough in Oregon that it’s expanding i

Seattle, WA – International Women’s Day this Sunday will once again draw attention to the income disparity between men and women. Here in Washington, where women make up almost half of the workforce, most could be faring better when it comes to equal pay and benefits compared to men, acc

Olympia, WA – One consequence of Washington's budget crisis is that some legislation not directly budget-related has been shoved to the sidelines. This year the list includes two bills to improve access to affordable housing. Senate Bill 5922 would protect renters looking for apartments, and S

Seattle, WA – It's no secret that Washington State has a massive budget gap, but eldercare advocates say Governor Chris Gregoire's plan to cut all funding to the Adult Day Health program is "penny wise and dollar foolish." The governor plans on cutting $10 million a year - which is the entire

Seattle, WA – For many Washington parents, affordable childcare would be the perfect holiday gift. It's also one of the hardest to find, however. Parents of 175,000 Washington children manage to fit day care into their budgets -- and for some, it's a real stretch. A national survey by state ra

Portland, OR – Despite this year's contentious presidential race, that battle will not be the main topic of conversation at the national League of Women Voters (LWV) convention, beginning today in Portland. At this meeting, which takes place every other year, members will cover issues they thi

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

The recent U.S. Supreme Court abortion restriction seems to have increased protests on all sides of the issue. Planned Parenthood of Western Washington is seeing more picketers at its 23 women's health clinics, so it has launched a counter-protest. "Pledge a Picketer" allows people to donate an amo

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