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PNS Daily Newscast - June 29, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown; Majority Leader McConnell busy trying to quickly revise the Senate health care bill; a new report says the GOP’s plans would leave a half a million veterans uninsured; and we take you to a Tennessee Kurdish community that’s getting relief from deportations.

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Public News Service - WA: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

PHOTO: Washington's laws against drunk driving are more stringent this year, making a designated driver an even smarter strategy for holiday parties. Photo credit: Feverpitch/FeaturePics.com

EVERETT, Wash. - A designated driver should be part of this season's planning process for festivities that include alcohol, and one Washington attorney's advice is to arrange for that driver well before they're needed. In a new survey by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 72 percent of people who've u

PHOTO: It was a full house earlier this year for Kitsap County's first Suicide Prevention Forum, part of an ongoing effort to reduce the county suicide rate. Photo courtesy League of Women Voters of Kitsap County.
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PORT ORCHARD, Wash. - An epidemic is what the League of Women Voters in Kitsap County says it discovered looking into deaths statewide, and found suicides top the list. In Kitsap County, more than 80 percent of gun deaths are people taking their own lives. That statistic has prompted a Suicide Prev

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SEATTLE - It's National Prevention Week, for raising public awareness of mental health and substance-abuse issues. A documentary made in Washington calls attention to the mental health needs of refugees. In "Starting Again: Stories of Refugee Youth," young people describe their struggles and succes

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Cleaning out the medicine cabinet this week could improve your family's health and safety as well as the environment - but only if you get rid of unused or expired drugs safely. To observe National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, the federal Drug Enforcement Administra

Spokane, WA – For Washington high school students, it's almost graduation time – except for the 30,000 students who dropped out this year. On Friday, 300 business leaders, educators and high school students will tackle this problem at "One in Three: A Regional Summit on Dropout Preventio

Toppenish, WA - Only 22 percent of children ages 5 to 12 attend an afterschool program here in Washington; for teenagers, the figure drops to just 6 percent. A new study by School's Out Washington cites the shortage of such programs, statewide, as part of the reason. In 2007, state lawmakers budget

Randle, WA - As kids start school this week in Washington, many parents must also concern themselves with what their children are doing after school. Those midafternoon hours can make all the difference for teens. Law enforcement studies say juvenile crime rates, drug use and other risky behaviors

Lacey, WA – About 8,400 people in Washington were convicted last year of drug-related felonies, but only the federal sentences will get a second look after this week's U.S. Supreme Court decisions. The court ruled in two drug cases that judges should be able to impose shorter sentences, depend

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