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PNS Daily Newscast - March 23, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown: President Trump takes to the phone in last minute attempts to urge GOP members to back Ryancare; We take a closer look at what A.C.A. repeal could mean to the health of kids in North Carolina; plus an unusual plea from New York millionaires – please raise our taxes.

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Archive: November 21, 2016

Sometimes a fist bump can suffice for children to show affection toward family members, says Taryn Yates of the Idaho Children's Trust Fund. (mliu92/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together, but it also is important for parents and other adults to respect children's boundaries, according to Taryn Yates, grant manager for the Idaho Children's Trust Fund. Though it may seem harmless to prompt, cajole or even force ...Read More

Thanksgiving is an important time to remember that some older Americans aren't sure where their next meal is coming from. About 15 percent of Oregonians over age 50 are food insecure. (Mark Surman/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Thanksgiving is a time when families come together, but some aren't so fortunate. Older Americans are especially at risk of being hungry over the holidays – more than 1 in 4 lives alone – according to a Feeding America study. In Oregon, the study by the nationwi ...Read More

Earlier this year, a nonpartisan panel of justices and judges created a district map of North Carolina that mostly considered geography. (Duke University)

RALEIGH, N.C. – As the recount of votes in the November election continues in the Tar Heel State, a report from the Institute for Southern Studies has found that gerrymandering continues to impact the outcome of North Carolina's state and national races. In the recent election, Democrats com ...Read More

Dental therapists perform preventive care and routine services such as exams and fillings at a lower cost than a dentist. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Supporters of a bill currently at the statehouse say Ohio could improve oral health care by following Minnesota’s lead. In 2009, lawmakers in Minnesota approved the licensure of dental therapists to address its growing oral healthcare crisis. According to Sara Wovcha, ...Read More

The AARP Fraud Watch Network is warning computer users of unsolicited phone calls from fraudulent tech-support centers. (BrianAJackson/iStockphoto)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – People who are not computer experts, which includes many people, often worry about their digital device getting a virus and not knowing how to fix it. However, according to the AARP Fraud Watch Network, Arkansans and others need to beware of someone claiming that your com ...Read More

Vaping among Wisconsin teens is on the rise, state data show. (ookean/iStockPhoto)

BROOKFIELD, Wis. – The latest surveys on youth tobacco use in Wisconsin have just been released by the state Department of Health Services. One of the strongest factors in young people's decisions to use e-cigarettes is that they are flavored, and according to the data, 96 percent of middle ...Read More

Protesters say they won't give up their fight to stop the flow of oil through Minnesota and other states. (MN350)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Two activists from Seattle who were arrested last fall for trying to shut off the Enbridge pipeline in Minnesota will be back in court next month, but a judge will allow them to appear via telephone. On Oct. 11, the activists attempted to close down the operation near Clea ...Read More

Some Seattle elementary-school students have said they're afraid of deportation under a Trump presidency. (Joe Wolf/Flickr)

SEATTLE – There's still a lot of uncertainty about what a Donald Trump presidency will look like, and that has some students across the state feeling anxious - and their teachers doing what they can to help. Much of the anxiety stems from Trump's divisive rhetoric on immigrants and Muslims d ...Read More

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