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PNS Daily Newscast - November 17, 2017 


The Keystone oil pipeline spills big time in South Dakota; a look at the GOP tax plan and it’s impact on the most vulnerable Americans; and renewed hope for Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Waters national monument.

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Public News Service - FL: Mental Health

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

Florida's LGBTQ community is joining the fight for gun reform. (J. Lindsay/Pride Fund)

ORLANDO, Fla. - There's a new front in the fight for gun-law reform in Florida, as members of the state's LGBTQ community are mobilizing behind the cause. Jason Lindsay is the executive director of the Pride Fund to End Gun Violence, and he said while many LGBTQ Floridians had experienced discrimi

Texting and other smartphone use that interrupts a parent's care could have longterm consequences for the child. (MarcoMaru/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Distractions from your smartphone could cause long-term damage to your children, according to new research looking at the impact of fragmented care on brain development. University of California researchers found that frequent interruptions to the bonding that should take plac

December 15 is the deadline to renew or enroll in ACA health-care plans for those wishing for coverage to begin in January.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It's been a very busy month for those helping to enroll Floridians in health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, but those on the ground say there's still more work to be done to reach the state's uninsured. Right now, Florida leads the nation for the number of peop

A new report underscores the importance of family time when it comes to child development.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - As the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear, experts want parents to consider the power of the gift of time. A new report underlines the importance of family time when it comes to child development. Researchers from the nonprofit Search Institute found time has more o

Advocates say Florida women seeking critical health care services may find themselves caught in a political battle. Credit: Steve Debenport/iStockPhoto.com

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - While Congress continues to debate the future of funding for Planned Parenthood, women's health advocates say months of controversy are negatively impacting efforts to provide critical services to Florida women. Laura Goodhue, executive director of the Florida Alliance of Plan

PHOTO: Holiday family gatherings can be fun but sometimes stressful. Mental-health experts say it's OK to pace yourself and even say

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - While the holidays are a happy time for many, the stress associated with family obligations and dynamics can be the "lump of coal" in some people's Christmas stockings. According to the American Psychological Association, fatigue and stress are the top sources of negative feelin

PHOTO: The national organization Reach Out and Read distributes books through pediatrician offices at children's well-check visits. Photo courtesy of Reach Out and Read.

TAMPA, Fla. - After a long day of work and school, finding time to read to your child can be a challenge, but experts say making time to do so can offer a valuable bonding experience for both parent and child. Programs like Reach Out and Read work to encourage reading, and executive director Brian

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