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PNS Daily Newscast - March 24, 2017 


On our rundown today: Republican leaders delay the vote on a health-care replacement for Obamacare; legal advice for undocumented immigrants; and one state considers an innovative way to help children with money from a settlement with Volkswagen.

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Public News Service - FL: Women's Issues

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

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

Florida voters have an opportunity to reshape the Legislature this election cycle. (Globetrotter/Wikimedia Commons)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - With every seat in the state House and Senate up for grabs this November, two Florida ex-pats want to make sure voters make the most informed choices, especially when it comes to women's health issues. Arianne Keegan and Abigail DeAtley grew up in Florida but have been living i

The namesake behind the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (seen here with President Obama in 2009) has a warning for Florida women. (whitehouse.gov)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Do your homework before the election or pay the price, potentially with your job. That's the message one of the key figures in the fight for workplace quality has for Florida women. After discovering she earned less than her male colleagues at the Goodyear tire plant, Lilly Led

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

Women in Florida and nationwide want lawmakers to know how they feel about issues like equal pay and paid leave. (cohdra/morguefile)

ORLANDO, Fla. - With national reports giving Florida a failing grade in terms of economic security for women, a forum was held last night in Orlando with the goal of getting women to raise their collective voices for change. Liz Shuler is the national secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, and she ca

Vitamins and supplements should be part of an overall wellness conversation between doctors and patients. (Moonlightway/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Are you living the healthiest life you can? Today is National Doctors' Day, and one Florida physician says it's time for both doctors and patients to focus more on wellness than on illness. Dr. Leslie Emhof is a Tallahassee family practice physician who says, while healthy eati

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

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