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PNS Daily Newscast - December 13, 2017 


Alabama elects Democrat Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate; also on our rundown; A court victory for tribes and environmental groups fighting uranium mining in the Grand Canyon; and Seattle appears headed towards a police accountability initiative for 2018.

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Public News Service - MN: Livable Wages/Working Families

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 51.7 percent of Minnesotans got a flu vaccine last year. (Nat'l. Institutes of Health)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – For the first time, Essentia Health, which has 44 clinics in Minnesota, is requiring its employees, vendors and volunteers to get flu shots or lose their jobs. The United Steel Workers union represents 2,000 of those workers, and said the policy would be a violation of thei

About 2,000 families are on a waiting list to get into Minnesota's Child Care Assistance Program. (Shanna Trim/Flickr)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota's low-income families get more help paying for child care starting Monday. New provisions in the Child Care Assistance program say families can enroll for a year instead of six months at a time and that parents can go to school and still qualify for child care ass

There are about 10,000 licensed child-care providers in Minnesota. (Tyler Hoff/Flickr)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota is first in the nation to use a new online tool that's designed to help both child-care providers and parents understand more about who and what is available for licensed child-care. Angie Bowman is the data programs manager for Child Care Aware of Minnesota, she

By 2035, children will outnumber Minnesotans over age 65. (Photo courtesy Children's Defense Fund - MN.)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Once a year, the Children's Defense Fund releases a slew of data that show how well children are doing in Minnesota. That report comes out today and it shows the Minnesota population getting older and more ethnically diverse. A key finding, says the Children's Defense Fund

Farmers markets will have fresh produce through October, according to the Minnesota Farmers Market Association.  (Patric Kuhl/FlickR)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – After a cold, wet summer and a September that was all over the place, Minnesota farmers are bringing plenty of produce to market in October. This is good news especially for lower-income Minnesotans who are doubling their federal food assistance money with a state program cal

Union workers at a 2011 Minneapolis rally. AFSCME Council 5 represents 43,000 Minnesota public-sector employees. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

DULUTH, Minn. -- All six Democratic Farmer Labor party candidates for governor will make their case Friday during a forum at the annual AFSCME convention in Duluth. The candidates are Chris Coleman, Tina Liebling, Erin Murphy, Rebecca Otto, Paul Thissen and Tim Walz. AFSCME Council Five's public a

People in Minneapolis also rallied against Trump immigration policies in November 2016. (Fibonacci Blue/Wikimedia Commons)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Thousands of young Minnesotans are wondering what it will mean if, as expected, President Donald Trump announces his intention today to end DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA is the Obama-era program that gives temporary legal status to law-abiding studen

Researchers say NAFTA has led to the loss of many U.S. family farms. (Don Graham/Flickr)

MINNEAPOLIS – The Trump administration reopens talks Wednesday on the North American Free Trade Agreement. NAFTA supporters say it has boosted American farm exports and trade in general among the U.S., Canada and Mexico. But critics say it has hurt people in all three countries by rewardin

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