skip to main content
skip to newscasts

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Public News Service Logo
facebook instagram linkedin reddit youtube twitter
view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

4 dead as severe storms hit Houston, TX; Election Protection Program eases access to voting information; surge in solar installations eases energy costs for Missourians; IN makes a splash for Safe Boating Week.

view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

The Supreme Court rules funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is okay, election deniers hold key voting oversight positions in swing states, and North Carolina lawmakers vote to ban people from wearing masks in public.

view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

Americans are buying up rubber ducks ahead of Memorial Day, Nebraskans who want residential solar have a new lifeline, seven community colleges are working to provide students with a better experience, and Mississippi's "Big Muddy" gets restoration help.

Health

Ohio became the 24th state to legalize recreational marijuana in November 2023. (Konstiantyn Zapylaie/Adobe Stock)

Friday, May 17, 2024

Ohio gears up for legal marijuana sales for adult use

This week, Ohio approved adult-use marijuana sales as part of a 2023 ballot measure, with sales anticipated to start mid-June. Ohioans age 21 and …

play audio
About 7.4 million adults take insulin, a hormone regulating glucose and used to treat diabetes patients. (Adobe Stock)

Friday, May 17, 2024

Insulin shortage raises concerns for people with diabetes in NC

More than 1 million people in North Carolina are diabetic and they have become increasingly worried about the national shortage of insulin. The …

play audio

Among adults in their 50s and early 60s, 57% express support for legal abortion, as do 59% of those ages 65 and older, according to The Pew Research Center. (triocean/Adobe Stock)

Friday, May 17, 2024

Poll: Women want 2024 election results to deliver reproductive justice

Surrounded by states banning nearly all abortions, its legalization in New Mexico has made the state a top place to travel for the procedure and a …

play audio
The Nurse Licensure Compact now includes 41 states and territories. Legislation to join is pending in seven other states and the District of Columbia. (Adobe Stock)

Thursday, May 16, 2024

CT to join national nurses' compact; other workforce solutions sought

Connecticut is slated to join a national nursing compact. House Bill 5058 got the General Assembly's approval and awaits Gov. Ned Lamont's signature…

play audio

Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap study is the only one providing local-level estimates of food insecurity and costs for every county and congressional district. (disha1980/Adobe Stock)

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Report: Texas tops nation in food insecurity

Texas leads the nation in food insecurity. According to the latest "Map the Meal Gap" study, from Feeding America, nearly 5 million people in the …

play audio
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends infants be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life, with continued breastfeeding combined with the introduction of soft foods for at least one year. (Adobe Stock)

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Milk Bank secures breastmilk for IN newborns, premature babies

Newborns benefit the most from their mother's milk but may not always receive it. An Indiana nonprofit group works to get breastmilk donations for …

play audio

The USDA has identified bird flu among dairy cows on 41 farms in nine states. (Parilov/Adobestock)

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Experts: More bird flu testing needed to prevent spread, protect humans

The number of avian flu cases in dairy cows is holding steady in New Mexico but experts say more testing is needed to prevent its spread and protect h…

play audio
About 1 in 25 construction workers has been diagnosed with diabetes, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. (Suriyo/Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

'Hard hats' learn importance of heart health

The message of the importance of heart health has arrived at construction sites. On Thursday, the American Heart Association is hosting its annual …

play audio

While Virginia's ranking by Mental Health America for adult mental health improved from 2022 to 2023, its youth mental health ranking plummeted to one of the lowest in the nation during the same period. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

VA works to improve, better fund mental health services

Virginia is bolstering mental health care during and beyond Mental Health Month. Since the pandemic, the need for behavioral health services has …

play audio
Recent statewide figures look promising, but homelessness in South Dakota has risen more than 120% since 2007, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Sioux Falls programs address rising homeless population

Homelessness in South Dakota may be down overall, but the state's urban areas are an exception. New programs in Sioux Falls aim to address it…

play audio

Industrial emissions of carcinogenic chemicals disproportionately occur in neighborhoods where African American, Hispanic, Latino residents, including many living in poverty. (Oleksii Fadieiev/Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Environmental group takes on polluters in historic Louisiana neighborhood

An environmental justice organization in Wallace, Louisiana, says it won't back down in a fight for the health of its historic community. The …

play audio
Multiple lawsuits have been filed against the Texas Department of Criminal Justice because its prisons are not air conditioned.  (Felix Pergande/Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

People in TX prisons claim heat-related health effects, demand air conditioning

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is facing a class action lawsuit calling for the agency to add central air conditioning to all its prisons…

play audio

 

Phone: 303.448.9105 Toll Free: 888.891.9416 Fax: 208.247.1830 Your trusted member- and audience-supported news source since 1996 Copyright 2021