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PNS Daily News - August 22, 2017 


We're featuring a variety of stories in today’s news including: a new strategy for Afghanistan; an increase in hate groups is not just an issue in the South; and high blood pressure becoming a more common problem among children and teens.

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Public News Service - FL: Livable Wages/Working Families

Close to half of American workers report not getting enough sleep at night. (osha.gov)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – How many times a week do you say you're tired? For some, it's actually causing problems in their lives and on the job. A new report by the National Safety Council finds more than half of American workers feel less productive because they're too tired, and 4 in 10 have t

About 119,000 Florida veterans rely on Medicaid for their health care, according to a new report. (Pippalou/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – While many Floridians honored the sacrifices of military members over the holiday weekend, some also are calling on Congress to honor the nation's promises to veterans, as the possibility looms for devastating cuts to their health benefits. According to a new report from

House Republicans are pushing major changes to the Florida Retirement System. (Jenn Grieving/Wikimedia Commons)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Public employees planning to spend their careers in Florida could see big changes to their retirement plans, the result of a controversial move by the Florida House. House Republicans pushed through a bill on Thursday that would default new hires into a 401(k)-style savin

Florida women must battle the gender pay gap and a preponderance of low-wage jobs. (IS_imagestore/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Many women across the country will rally today in support of equal pay, but a new report finds many obstacles to that goal in Florida and nationwide. The Institute for Women's Policy Research analyzed earning trends going back decades and predicts that at the current pace, the

More Florida families are struggling to afford basic necessities, according to a new report. (UWF)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- While some sectors of Florida's economy are thriving, new data shows the number of people who are struggling to afford the basics of food, housing, transportation, child care and health care is on the rise. The ALICE Report - which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained,

Closing the wage gap could pull thousands of Florida women out of poverty, according to a new study. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – More Florida women are starting the new year in dire economic straits than in most parts of the country, according to new report on the status of women. The study from the Institute for Women's Policy Research says the number of Florida women living below the federal pove

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

Sen. Marco Rubio's track record on Social Security has some Florida seniors and workers concerned enough to protest at his offices in the state. (Florida Alliance for Retired Americans)

TAMPA, Fla. – Millions of Floridians rely on Social Security as their primary source of income, but some workers and seniors believe their representatives in Congress aren't standing up for their needs. While Florida Sen. Marco Rubio often talks about how he'd never hurt the program his own m

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