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PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2017 


Here's what we're following on today's rundown: a federal appeals court will not reinstate Trump’s revised travel ban; a shake up at the USDA could hurt rural America; and the body slamming of a reporter in Montana may be part of a bigger pattern of hostility toward journalists.

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Public News Service - UT: Budget Policy & Priorities

AARP has joined a growing chorus of groups objecting to a new bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. (Ted Eytan/Wikimedia Commons)

SALT LAKE CITY - Opposition to the GOP's proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act is swelling, and the nation's largest advocacy group for people age 50 and older is stepping into the fray. Laura Polacheck, communications director for AARP Utah, said the plan would shorten the life of Medicare,

AARP is launching a new campaign to convince members of Congress to keep President Donald Trump's commitment to safeguard Medicare. (Pixabay)

SALT LAKE CITY – The nation's largest senior advocacy group, AARP, is launching a campaign to block congressional efforts to turn Medicare into a voucher system. Laura Polacheck, the communications director for AARP Utah, says with GOP control of the White House and both chambers of Congress

A new report shows the number of uninsured Utah children would more than double if Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a comprehensive replacement plan. (iStockphoto/monkeybusinessimages)

SALT LAKE CITY – President Trump wasted no time making good on his promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, signing an executive order just hours after taking the oath of office. The order allows federal agencies to unravel parts of the act before Congress presents a replacement plan. A

Utah has made progress in lowering the number of uninsured children, a new study shows. (Pixabay)

SALT LAKE CITY – The number of uninsured children in Utah declined by 23 percent over two years, according to a report released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. In 2013, the state had 85,000 children without health coverage, and that number dropped to 65,0

Seniors will be watching the first presidential debate for detailed plans on Social Security. (iStockphoto/LarryHW)

SALT LAKE CITY – Social Security reform can be a hotly debated issue, especially during presidential elections. But once in office, officials rarely want to touch what some call the "third rail" of U.S. politics. The last time the program was adjusted to ensure long-term solvency was during th

A lack of policies to regulate the use of tanning beds contributes to low marks for Utah in a new report on cancer policies. (jdurham/morguefile)

SALT LAKE CITY – A new report says Utah falls short when it comes to supporting policies and passing legislation to prevent suffering and deaths from cancer. The annual rankings from the American Cancer Society look at each state's progress in public policies regarding tobacco use and preven

A federal appeals court has struck down Gov. Gary Herbert's a 2015 executive order stripping federal funds from Planned Parenthood of Utah. (iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - A federal appeals court has reversed Gov. Gary Herbert's executive order blocking federal funding to Planned Parenthood of Utah. The ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals stated that Herbert likely was trying to punish the organization with his 2015 order, and found that Plan

AARP Utah says more than 60,000 people, including many in the 50-64 age bracket, will fall into the  health care coverage gap under the state's Medicaid expansion plan. (AlexRaths/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah health officials are getting criticism for a proposal to widen the state's health-care coverage gap beyond what the Legislature recently passed. The Utah Department of Health wants to limit the state's Medicaid expansion to cover only 10,000 people instead of the 16,000 in the

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