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PNS Weekend Newscast - May 27th, 2016 


In the news this weekend: an attack in Egypt kills over two dozen people, President Trump's son in law is under the microscope in the Russian spying investigation, and it may take an entire village to save the planet.

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Public News Service - WA: Health Issues

A bill in Congress could cap compensation for victims of medical error, which is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. (wp paarz/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Congress is considering a bill that could leave patients harmed by medical malpractice with big bills still left to pay, even after their day in court. Known as the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017, the bill would cap non-economic damages for victims of medical malpractice at

Northwest tribes are fighting the proposed expansion of the TransMountian Pipeline, which would stretch from the Alberta tar sands to Puget Sound. (Stop Carbon Pollution/Flickr)

SEATTLE – The mother of all pipelines could be coming to the Northwest, and Native Americans in the region want their voices heard on the proposal. The Houston-based company, Kinder Morgan's expanded TransMountain Pipeline would stretch from the Alberta tar sands to Puget Sound and could tra

Washingtonians can prepare themselves for allergy season with over-the-counter nasal sprays and antihistamines. (cenczi/Pixabay)

SEATTLE – While the Northwest's long and rainy winter may have delayed spring, it won't keep allergy season at bay for much longer. Rainier winters than normal, such as the one Washington has just experienced, tend to tamp down pollen until warmer, drier weather moves in. Doctor Mark La Shel

Advocates for ending child abuse use the blue pinwheel during National Abuse Prevention Month to symbolize happy and healthy childhoods. (Kevin S. Abel/Flickr)

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – One in 10 people will be sexually abused before age 18, and this month, groups are raising awareness on how Washingtonians can prevent child abuse from happening. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, an acknowledgment of the extreme burden physical and sexual abu

Colorectal cancer is the second and third leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women, respectively. (Ben-Schonewille/iStockphoto)

SEATTLE – A new report on the rising rates of colorectal cancer among young people is sparking concern and action on what to do to prevent the deadly disease. While rates for people younger than 50 have gone up in recent years, Dr. Andrew Feld, a gastroenterologist at Kaiser Permanente in W

A grant to schools helps refugees resettle in the United States. (CDC Global/Flickr)

SEATTLE – A grant program is helping refugee students travel the long emotional distance from their homes to integrate into schools and their communities in the United States. The Office of Refugee Resettlement distributes Refugee School Impact Grants to 38 states, including Washington, and

Repeal of the of the Affordable Care Act could hurt Washington state seniors, AARP says. (Jacoblund/iStockphoto)

SEATTLE – Opposition to the GOP's proposed American Health Care Act is growing, including from organizations and even some Republican lawmakers. AARP is also speaking up against the current replacement for the Affordable Care Act. Mike Tucker, volunteer state president for AARP Washington, s

Distracted-driving deaths have risen dramatically, prompting Washington state lawmakers to introduce a bill to stop it. (Sakkawokkie/iStock)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – State lawmakers want to stop a habit that could be as harmful to Washingtonians as drinking and driving: using a cell phone while driving. Deaths from distracted driving have been on the rise in Washington state. Between 2014 and 2015, deaths rose from 130 to 171. House Bill

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