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PNS Daily Newscast - December 13, 2018 


Trump 'fixer' Michael Cohen gets three years, and Trump calls him a liar. Also on the Thursday rundown: Higher smoking rates cause some states to fall in health rankings; and the Farm Bill helps wilderness areas.

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Public News Service - WA: Civic Engagement

The rate of uninsured Washingtonians has dropped from 14 percent in 2013 to 5.4 percent in 2018. (DarkoStojanovic/Pixabay)

SEATTLE, Wash. – Health care could be one of the biggest deciding factors in this year's election for voters in Washington state and nationwide. According to polling from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 75 percent of Americans say it's very important the Affordable Care Act's protection for indi

The country's most consistent voting bloc, people age 50 and older, will likely decide Washington's state most hotly-contested congressional race. (Keith Brofsky/Coffee Party USA)

AUBURN, Wash. - What are the priorities of older Washingtonians in one of the country's most closely-watched midterm congressional races? An AARP Washington survey out today focused on people 50 and older in the state's 8th Congressional District, which is an open seat after U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert

Only about 7,500 marbled murrelets remain in Washington state. (ALAN SCHMIERER/Flickr)

SEATTLE — Washington state is asking for public comments on seven alternatives for conserving marbled murrelets - seabirds that nest in the Northwest, including on state-owned lands. Conservation groups are urging greater protections for the endangered birds. Proposed management plans set as

U.S. appellate judges heard nearly 60,000 cases in 2017. (Joe Wolf/Flickr)

SEATTLE — U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will begin confirmation hearings next week. But one legal expert says President Donald Trump already has made a big impact on the judiciary - and workers' rights are hurting for it. Trump has far outpaced previous presidents at this point

President Donald Trump frequently has referred to the media as the

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. – Newspapers in Washington state and across the country on Thursday are publishing editorials promoting freedom of the press in response to President Donald Trump's persistent attacks on the media. The Boston Globe coordinated the effort and has been joined by big newspa

Supporters of an immigrant-rights activist facing deportation are gathering outside a Seattle immigration courtroom today. (Northwest Detention Center Resistance)

SEATTLE – A Northwest immigration-rights activist is heading back to court in her battle against deportation today. Maru Mora Villalpando is an organizer with the Northwest Detention Center Resistance. In December, she was issued a deportation notice, despite the fact that Villalpando does n

Vancouver Community Library has been hosting events aimed at making political discussions more civil. (Ellen Rogers/WSU-Vancouver)

VANCOUVER, Wash. - During this National Week of Conversation, Americans are exploring how to have civil dialogue about the hot-button and often emotional political issues that divide the country. A Vancouver library that has been trying this out for years is hosting a forum on immigration today. At

Groups across the country are rallying ahead of tax day to push for a fairer tax structure. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

SEATTLE – Washingtonians are rallying ahead of tax day to call for a fairer tax system in the state. On Saturday, people will gather in Seattle to highlight the disparity between working families, who pay up to 17 percent of their income in state and local taxes, and high-income families, wh

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