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PNS Daily News - October 16, 2019 


Farmers in DC to discuss trade and the rural economic crisis; also Lily Bohlke reports on the Democratic debate -- from 2020 Talks.

2020Talks - October 16, 2019 


Last night in Ohio the fourth Democratic debate covered issues from health care, gun control and abortion to the Turkish invasion of Syria. What's clear: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has replaced former VP Joe Biden as the centerstage target.

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A new Meds-First Initiative to treat opioid addiction will set up clinics in North Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma and Walla Walla. (goodluz/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE — Four sites in Washington are piloting an underutilized but proven approach to treating opioid addiction. The Meds-First Initiative will rely on medication-assisted treatment clinics to administer prescription drugs like buprenorphine, which blocks opioid cravings and has been shown

The Yakima Valley Farm Worker's Clinic provides a safe place for 1,400 young people in eastern Washington to go after school. (Yakima Valley Farm Worker's Clinic)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Advocates for youth development and learning programs outside the classroom will be in Olympia on Tuesday. One priority is to boost the role that after-school and summer programs play in preventing children from getting involved in crime and drug use. Beth Monfils coordina

President Donald Trump and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee are taking different approaches on drug policy. (Chip Somodevilla/GettyImages)

SEATTLE – The Trump administration is proposing harsher penalties for drug offenses, even as states such as Washington look for other solutions. According to a report from the news outlet Axios, President Donald Trump has praised countries like the Philippines and Singapore, where drug traf

PHOTO: Washington's laws against drunk driving are more stringent this year, making a designated driver an even smarter strategy for holiday parties. Photo credit: Feverpitch/FeaturePics.com

EVERETT, Wash. - A designated driver should be part of this season's planning process for festivities that include alcohol, and one Washington attorney's advice is to arrange for that driver well before they're needed. In a new survey by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 72 percent of people who've u

PHOTO: It was a full house earlier this year for Kitsap County's first Suicide Prevention Forum, part of an ongoing effort to reduce the county suicide rate. Photo courtesy League of Women Voters of Kitsap County.
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PORT ORCHARD, Wash. - An epidemic is what the League of Women Voters in Kitsap County says it discovered looking into deaths statewide, and found suicides top the list. In Kitsap County, more than 80 percent of gun deaths are people taking their own lives. That statistic has prompted a Suicide Prev

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SEATTLE - It's National Prevention Week, for raising public awareness of mental health and substance-abuse issues. A documentary made in Washington calls attention to the mental health needs of refugees. In "Starting Again: Stories of Refugee Youth," young people describe their struggles and succes

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Cleaning out the medicine cabinet this week could improve your family's health and safety as well as the environment - but only if you get rid of unused or expired drugs safely. To observe National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, the federal Drug Enforcement Administra

Spokane, WA – For Washington high school students, it's almost graduation time – except for the 30,000 students who dropped out this year. On Friday, 300 business leaders, educators and high school students will tackle this problem at "One in Three: A Regional Summit on Dropout Preventio

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