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PNS Daily Newscast - August 18, 2017 


In our rundown spotlight today: at least 13 are dead in Barcelona after a driver ran his van into pedestrians; a researcher examines ways to resolve racial inequality; and a new study finds Latinos will fuel a quarter of America's economic growth in 2020.

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Public News Service - PA: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

Some first-time DUI offenders in Pennsylvania will be required to install ignition interlocks in their cars. (Rsheram/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania is clamping down harder on drunk driving. Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday signed a bill into law that requires many first-time offenders convicted of drunk driving to have an ignition interlock on their vehicles for a year. The device prevents the car from starting when t

GRAPHIC: Medicaid is 50 years old, and many are praising its impact on Pennsylvania children. Graphic courtesy Center on Budget Policies and Priorities.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Medicaid turns 50 years old this week, and the impact it's had on the lives of children in Pennsylvania and around the nation is being praised, both by advocates and academics. Nearly half of Pennsylvania's children receive services though the healthcare program, created pri

PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania marked World AIDS Day on Saturday, by remembering those who've died from AIDS but also by bringing communties together to fight the disease and educate people about it. This year's theme is, "Getting to zero: Zero infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths.

WASHINGTON - Pennsylvania's five military bases should go smoke-free, according to a new report on military tobacco use by the Federal Institute of Medicine. Doctor Ken Kizer, one of the authors of the report, says tobacco use not only costs the country millions of dollars for health care, it also i

Pittsburgh, PA – Pennsylvanians should be singing the prison blues. A new analysis of prison and corrections spending shows it's up 340 percent over the last twenty years. That is one of the highest growth rates in the nation, according to the Economic Policy Institute. Adam Gelb with the Pew

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