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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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Despite health and safety warnings, smoking retains its appeal for some, with roughly 12 percent of Californians still lighting up. (g'DAy)

LOS ANGELES – In California alone, 40,000 people die every year from tobacco-related illnesses, which also cost the state just over $18 billion in healthcare and loss of productivity. Two reports out today explain what states are doing to curb tobacco use. Lindsey Freitas, senior director of ...Read More

Conservationists are fighting back against attempts to gut new regulations that attempt to stop future pollution of streams such as this one that spills into the Kentucky River. (Tarence Ray)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A coalition of community and conservation groups is fighting back against attempts by state officials in Kentucky and 13 other coal-producing states to stop enforcement of the Stream Protection Rule, which was finalized last month by the Interior Department. The states want t ...Read More

Wisconsin gets three failing grades in the annual State Of Tobacco Control report. (minervastudios/iStockPhoto)

BROOKFIELD, Wis. – The new report card from the American Lung Association regarding the state of tobacco control in Wisconsin will be released today. It will give the state a failing grade in three areas: funding for tobacco control and prevention, access to cessation services, and for not rai ...Read More

During the financial crisis, an Idaho credit union created a second-chance mortgage program to help out customers. (Investment Zen/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – As confidence in big banks erodes, Idahoans are turning to credit unions to keep their money safe. More than 740,000 - or about 45 percent - of Gem State residents now are members of credit unions. From 2006 to 2016, a Gallup poll shows trust in banks declined by 22 percent. ...Read More

Medicaid expansion helped reduce the rate of uninsured children in Pennsylvania to 4.1 percent. (James Gathany, Judy Schmidt, USCDCP)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Children's advocates say repeal of the Affordable Care Act would leave thousands of Pennsylvania kids without health insurance. President Trump and congressional Republicans already are taking steps to repeal the landmark health-care law. According to Joan Benso, president ...Read More

A report released this week finds a disparity in the loans offered to small businesses in low-income communities and the money available. (Bob Jagendorf/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Many of the more than 500,000 small businesses in Tennessee count on capital from bank loans to grow. But a new report released Tuesday by the Woodstock Institute finds the number of bank loans issued to small businesses is on the decline. Specifically, small-business loan ...Read More

Over the past 25 years, programs funded by the Ohio Housing Trust Fund have helped about 1.8 million Ohioans. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Calls are intensifying in Ohio to strengthen a key tool in fighting homelessness and housing insecurity. The Ohio Housing Trust Fund provides money to organizations, private developers and others working on affordable housing and homeless programs. The Home Matters to Ohio cam ...Read More

Colorado legislators hear a bill today that could pave the way for businesses and individuals to discriminate against people who don't share their religious views. (Colorado.gov)

DENVER – A group of Colorado state lawmakers is hoping the third time will be the charm for passing so-called "religious freedom" legislation. A House committee is scheduled to consider a bill today, similar to measures introduced in the past two sessions, that supporters claim is necessary t ...Read More

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