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PNS Daily Newscast - July 20, 2018.  


Trump now wants Putin to visit the White House this fall; Also on the Friday rundown: health insurance rates to rise by almost 9 percent in California; and as the climate crises reaches “Zero Hour” young people take a stand.

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Public News Service - WA: Consumer Issues

Seattle's preference for single-family homes leads to more driving and more cars. (Joe Wolf/Flickr)

SEATTLE — For most cities in Washington state, cars are the number one source of greenhouse gas emissions. Could a change to the state's zoning policies get more Washingtonians out of them? Margaret Morales is a senior researcher with Sightline Institute. She said most houses in the Evergree

A big jump in housing costs has coincided with the growing issue of homelessness in Washington state. (Kid Clutch/Flickr)

SEATTLE — A person earning minimum wage would have to work 75 hours a week to afford a one-bedroom apartment in Washington state. That's according to the new report, "Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing." The annual analysis of the rental market found Washingtonians would need to earn nea

Washington state anti-discrimination laws remain intact despite the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to side with a Colorado bakery owner this week for refusing to serve a same-sex couple. (Davis Staedtler/Flickr)

SEATTLE - After siding with a Colorado bakery that refused to make a cake for a same-sex couple this week, the U.S. Supreme Court will look at a petition for a similar case from Washington state on Thursday. Although the court ruled 7-2 in favor of Masterpiece Cakeshop, the decision was narrowly fo

The harmful effects of excessive formaldehyde in wood products came into sharp focus in FEMA trailers after Hurricane Katrina. (Infrogmation/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE – A new rule put in place by the Environmental Protection Agency this month will protect consumers from formaldehyde in wood products. Formaldehyde is used to bind wood in products such as cabinets, flooring and even RV paneling. However, excessive use of the product can hurt people'

Timber and environmental interests have clashed in management of forests, including those in and around Olympic National Park. (ChelseaWa/Flickr)

FORKS, Wash. – A grand experiment on the Olympic Peninsula could shape the way the Northwest manages its forests. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources and University of Washington scientists are working on a large-scale project to find out which practices benefit both the env

Nearly half of Washingtonians say they use the same password for more than one online account, according to a new survey. (TheDigitalWay/Pixabay)

SEATTLE - In the age of constant data breaches, it can be hard for anyone to keep their digital identities secure. Here in Washington, however, some help is on the way. Nearly 2 billion records nationwide were exposed in 2017 by breaches, according to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. With that in

Business Impact Northwest helped Hood Famous Bakeshop, a small Filipino-inspired dessert bakery, get off the ground. (Lauren Stelling)

SEATTLE – For people dreaming of opening a small business, finding funds can be a problem. Often, large financial institutions won't hand out small-dollar loans to the smallest fledgling companies. Access to capital is even harder for marginalized populations - entrepreneurial women, people of

A trade war could hurt the ports in Washington, which are dependent both on imports and exports. (James Brooks/Flickr)

SEATTLE – President Donald Trump's tariff announcement has raised fears of trade wars that could hurt Washington state's economy. With as many as 40 percent of jobs in the Evergreen State dependent on foreign trade, worries abound that a backlash could come in the form of retaliatory tariffs

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