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Updated PNS Daily Newscast - September, 22 2017 


The news we're following on today's rundown: Facebook turns over Russia-linked ads to Congress; how Senate Republicans’ new health-care bill could hurt the fight against the opioid epidemic; and Texas food banks prepare to serve the long-term needs of Harvey victims.

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Public News Service - CT: Smoking Prevention

In Connecticut, 13 people die from smoking-related causes every day. (Pexels/Pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. - State House Democrats want to raise Connecticut's tobacco tax, but is it enough to advance public health? The latest House Democratic budget plan would raise the tax on some tobacco products by 45 cents, making it one of the highest tobacco taxes in the country - but it would not

HARTFORD, Conn. - While federal health reform will take a few more years to fully roll out, more than 200 people have been working on the plan to implement Connecticut's own health reform law, known as SustiNet. It must be submitted to the General Assembly for consideration by January 1 – but

HARTFORD, Conn. - Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals suffer poorer health outcomes than the general population, in part because they are at least twice as likely to not have health insurance. During the eighth annual LGBT Health Awareness Week, starting today and sponsored by the Nat

Hartford, CT - The issues of gays in the military and same-sex marriage have been much in the news, but an advocacy group in Hartford is tackling another issue - one that is killing people in their community. It's not AIDS, it's tobacco. According to a recent survey, Americans who are gay, lesbian

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