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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


In focus on our Friday Rundown; the U.S. Senate takes a first step towards passing major tax cuts; holiday help wanted as retail and restaurant job opportunities abound; plus, we report on a website that helps new moms take 12 from work.

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Public News Service - ME: Smoking Prevention

PORTLAND, Maine - According to the most recent data available, gathered in 2009, 17.5 percent of Maine children under 18 lived in poverty - up one percent from 2008, when the recession hit. While somewhat surprised that the increase was no greater, Dean Crocker of the Maine Children's Alliance says

AUGUSTA, Maine - It's the first week of the New Year, and it's make it or break time when it comes to keeping many of those New Year's resolutions. At the top of the list for lots of Mainers is to quit smoking... It's no easy task, says Lee Gilman, senior vice president for health promotion and pub

PORTLAND, Maine - Mainers are like most Americans in that they have been smoking less over the last 15 years, which has resulted in longer life expectancy and improved quality of life. But a study recently published in the "New England Journal of Medicine" warns that those benefits could be wiped ou

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