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PNS Weekend Newscast - April 29th, 2017 


Here's what's happening: Donald Trump has now been president of the United States for 100 days, the People's Climate march on Washington is taking place today, and another missle launch from North Korea.

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Public News Service - FL: Health Issues

Raising awareness of climate change is part of a nurse's job, according to a new report. (MGDBoston/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – When a nurse expresses concern, most people take note, and right now nurses are very concerned about how climate change is impacting people in Florida and nationwide. A new report from the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments looks at the role nurses can play in comb

Smog or ozone pollution is already a big problem for Florida cities, but the group Clean Air Moms Action says air quality isn't a priority for President-elect Donald Trump's pick to head the EPA. (Sierra Club Florida)

MIAMI – As confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees continue in Washington, his choice to run the Environmental Protection Agency is facing serious questions from parents in Florida. The advocacy group Clean Air Moms Action is running a series of television a

Medical and recreational marijuana initiatives are on the ballot in several states this election. (growweedeasy/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – While many of the big races are too close to call, experts say the big winner this election cycle in Florida and in many other parts of the country will likely be marijuana. Right now, Florida doctors can only prescribe medical marijuana to cancer patients or those with chr

Floridians can enroll or change their marketplace health insurance beginning Tues., Nov. 1. (finance/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — News that healthcare premiums under the Affordable Care Act will rise by double digits next year has Donald Trump renewing his calls to repeal the program and Hillary Clinton promising to fix it. But experts say Floridians need to turn down the political noise as open enrol

The next Florida Legislature will have to make major decisions about health-care coverage. (Jenn Greiving/Wikimedia Commons)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Many people are calling the November election the most important in modern history, and health-care advocates in Florida say that isn't just because of the contentious race at the top of the ticket. One of the biggest issues the next Florida Legislature will face is the shrinkin

City leaders from across the nation are discussing the opioid epidemic this week. (CDC.gov)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - An estimated 129 people die each day in this country from an overdose of heroin or other opioid drugs, and the leader of one Florida community that has been on the front lines says awareness is key. Fort Lauderdale once was considered ground zero for so-called "pill mills,"

Health-care coverage for millions of Floridians is at stake in the November elections. (click/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As Floridians prepare to cast their ballots in November, a new analysis looks at the impact on health-care coverage in the state of a Trump versus a Clinton presidency. Republican nominee Donald Trump has said he would eliminate the Affordable Care Act's health insurance

As the number of locally-transmitted Zika cases grows, so do frustrations over Florida's health care inequities. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As the Zika virus continues to spread, Gov. Rick Scott is urging pregnant women to talk with their doctors about prevention strategies, which is no easy task for many Florida women caught in the so-called coverage gap. House Minority Leader Mark Pafford, who also is the C

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