Newscasts

Updated PNS Daily Newscast - September, 22 2017 


The news we're following on today's rundown: Facebook turns over Russia-linked ads to Congress; how Senate Republicans’ new health-care bill could hurt the fight against the opioid epidemic; and Texas food banks prepare to serve the long-term needs of Harvey victims.

Daily Newscasts

Public News Service - WA: Consumer Issues

College students should be weary of the bombardment of credit card offers they will get. (PixelMakerEric/Pixabay)

SEATTLE -- It's an exciting time of year for students heading off to college for the first time, but with that independence comes new responsibilities. One of the most important is financial responsibilities. Every student - whether they are living off student loans, a part-time job, or checks fro

People are paying more than $1.3 trillion in student loan debt in the United States. (Michael Fleshman/Flickr)

SEATTLE - The college year has started again, and for many students that means anxiety over debt is here again, too. According to the Institute for College Access and Success, the class of 2015 in Washington state graduated with an average debt of $24,600. The College for All Act now in Congress ai

Carbon-offsetting programs benefit forests, which capture carbon and help fight climate change. (Joshua Mayer/Flickr)

SEATTLE – An environmental group has set up a website that not only measures a person's carbon footprint but also shares ways to reduce and even offset that footprint. Conservation International's Carbon Calculator provides an overview of how people's habits affect the environment, taking in

Public utilities in the Northwest rely on energy from Bonneville Power Administration grids. (Flying Robin photography/Flickr)

SEATTLE — Clean energy advocates in the Northwest say the Bonneville Power Administration's decision to reduce the rate charged on wind energy transmitted from Montana will do little to encourage renewable energy use in the region. Bonneville Power announced it would reduce what is known as

Washingtonians should reapply sunscreen every two hours to avoid sunburns and skin damage. (Marie/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Washingtonians finally looking to catch some rays need to be careful to avoid damage to their skin. Dr. Katie Osley, a dermatologist at Kaiser Permanente, says avoiding overexposure from the sun can mean wearing a layer of clothes – she advises something lightweight and cotto

Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, announced a rule this week banning forced-arbitration clauses. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

SEATTLE -- This week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a rule that consumer groups say is a big win for Americans who want to settle corporate wrongdoing in court. The rule bans companies from using forced-arbitration clauses in order to avoid lawsuits, meaning consumers can once

Washington and 18 other states are suing U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for failing to implement regulations on for-profit colleges as scheduled on July 1. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

SEATTLE - Washington is one of 19 states suing U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for delaying a rule set to go into effect July 1 - a delay that has left many college students in limbo. The rule was intended to help students who took out loans to attend for-profit colleges that ended up taking a

The prototype for a battery-free cell phone developed at the University of Washington was built with cheap, off-the-shelf components. (Mark Stone/University of Washington)

SEATTLE – Cell-phone users are excited that the prototype for a battery-free cell phone might mean they could cut the cord to their chargers in the future. But the developing technology also may be a boon for the environment. Developed at the University of Washington, the battery-free cell p

1 of 52 pages   1 2 3 >  Last »