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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


In focus on our Friday Rundown; the U.S. Senate takes a first step towards passing major tax cuts; holiday help wanted as retail and restaurant job opportunities abound; plus, we report on a website that helps new moms take 12 from work.

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Archive: September 18, 2017

This placemat has a message for Kentucky kids: eat healthily. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Diabetes is increasing among Kentucky children, prompting health experts and educators to join forces to help kids and their parents understand the importance of eating healthy. On National Healthy Lunch Day, placemats full of nutrition tips will be given to elementary stude ...Read More

The benefits of cover cropping have become more apparent to farmers, who will get a chance to learn more about the practice at the annual Cover Crops Conference in early October. (Michael Fields Agricultural Institute)

EAST TROY, Wis. – The annual Cover Crop Conference, coming up Oct. 4 at the Jackson Town Hall in Jackson, will examine the role of cover crops in soil and water quality against a backdrop of diminished protections. The event is sponsored by Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, the Milwaukee ...Read More

The current Medicaid system is creating a budget constraint on hospital systems, and a group of North Carolina systems have devised their own plan. (Hamza Butt/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- It's the first of its kind in the Tar Heel State. A coalition of 11 North Carolina health systems has submitted a proposal to the state to offer a provider-owned health plan for Medicaid beneficiaries. The plan, known as Provider-Led and Patient-Centered Care and Presbyterian Heal ...Read More

Research has shown the same pesticides that are wiping out bees are impacting hummingbirds as well. (foe.org)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – As we enjoy the late-summer crops produced in this country and around the world, advocates are hoping everyone will take time to appreciate the little creatures that pollinated them. About three-quarters of the more than 240,000 species of the world's flowering plants rely o ...Read More

Car manufacturers are required to have at least three anchors for straps that hold child car seats. (V.Carter)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The majority of forward-facing car seats aren't being used properly, despite the strong emphasis on education on the topic, and a desire by parents and caregivers to keep children safe. Safe Kids Worldwide has launched a campaign called "Take Time to Tether" to encourage every ...Read More

Just 4 percent of Colorado kids lack health coverage, down from 14 percent in 2008. (Getty Images)

DENVER – The percentage of people living below the federal poverty level in Colorado continues to be below the national average, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. And, the state's child poverty rate dropped to just over 13 percent in 2016, down from nearly 15 percent the pre ...Read More

Among age groups, poverty rates in Ohio are highest for children younger than age 6. (Andrew Seaman/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- While the economic well-being of children in the Buckeye State has improved, new data shows child poverty is still stubbornly high in Ohio. According to new research from the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 70,000 fewer children are living in poverty in Ohio since 2015. Brandi Slaught ...Read More

Advocates say failure to renew the programs could force rural hospitals to cut services or close. (Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – As many as 25 rural hospitals in Pennsylvania could be in trouble if Congress doesn't act. Two programs that boost Medicare payments to rural hospitals will expire at the end of this month if they are not renewed or replaced. Hospitals in isolated areas often serve lower nu ...Read More

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