PNS Weekend Newscast - March 25th, 2017
Here's a look at the news we're covering: A big blow to the GOP and President Trump when the plan to replace Obama Care fails, A couple of new reports out on the state of water in the U.S show work needs to be done and budget cuts in one state are threatening those who are most vulnerable.
AUGUSTA, Maine - Reaching out and saving lives. That's the theme of World Suicide Prevention Day today, and advocates say Mainers need to pay particular attention. Jenna Menhert, MSW, executive director of NAMI-Maine, says the state ranks number nine in the nation for suicide. She says feelings of
PORTLAND, Maine – Maine gets a B-minus in a report analyzing how each state supports – or doesn't support – new parents in terms of such things as leave time and job protection. The report, from the National Partnership for Women and Families, acknowledges where Maine goes beyond
AUGUSTA, Maine - As the Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of the 2010 Affordable Care Act - which even President Obama now is calling "Obamacare" - Maine's community health centers are watching closely. Maine has 19 of these nonprofit primary-care centers, operating on 60 sites. Regardl
PORTLAND, Maine - Eliminating same-day voter registration in Maine may not sound like a big deal, but for people with disabilities it can be a real roadblock to participation in elections. Disability advocates say many have been negatively affected, including those with mobility issues. In Novembe
AUGUSTA, Maine - Riding out Hurricane Irene in Maine was an even greater challenge for those with physical, medical, sensory or cognitive disabilities. One of the most important tools is having support mechanisms in place beforehand, emergency response planners say. Knowing where the people are who