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PNS Daily Newscast - April 20, 2018 


The DOJ delivers the Comey memos to congress. Also on our rundown: more evidence that the rent is too, damn, high; Marathon County braces for sulfide mining; and the focus on recycling this weekend for Earth Day in North Dakota.

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Public News Service - WA: Consumer Issues

A trade war could hurt the ports in Washington, which are dependent both on imports and exports. (James Brooks/Flickr)

SEATTLE – President Donald Trump's tariff announcement has raised fears of trade wars that could hurt Washington state's economy. With as many as 40 percent of jobs in the Evergreen State dependent on foreign trade, worries abound that a backlash could come in the form of retaliatory tariffs

Despite recent recalls, a Washington state veterinarian says pet food is the safest thing owners can feed their pets. (eminens/Pixabay)

SEATTLE – Pet owners in the Evergreen State have been given two scares in the past few weeks over contaminated pet food. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to pet owners about food brands, including Gravy Train and Kibbles 'n Bits, after the agency found low levels of pen

Drivers for ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft are hitting traffic when they push for more protections, a new report finds. (SounderBruce/Flickr)

SEATTLE — Ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft have been a big boon for folks trying to get around town, but a new report says these companies are running over local democracy. The National Employment Law Project's "Uber State Interference" report details how transportation network c

More than 80 percent of credit unions provide free checking, according to a Bankrate.com survey. (redspotted/Flickr)

SEATTLE – While free checking may no longer be available at Bank of America and other big banks, some financial institutions still offer this service without charge. Credit unions are touting their ability to provide free financial services to their members. Morgan Cole, a public relations s

Providers prescribe antibiotics too often, costing patients unnecessarily, according to a new report. (oliver.dodd/Flickr)

SEATTLE — In a single year, more than 600,000 Washingtonians underwent treatment they didn't need, according to a new analysis. In the Washington Health Alliance report First, Do No Harm: Calculating Health Care Waste in Washington State, researchers found people spent more than $280 million

A new billionaire was created every two days last year, according to an Oxfam report. (Pictures of Money/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Last year, billionaires saw their wealth increase enough to end extreme poverty around the world seven times over, according to a report from the global charity organization Oxfam. The report, “Reward Work, Not Wealth," says 82 percent of the wealth created in 2017 went to th

More than 800,000 Washingtonians are family caregivers. (StockSnap/Pixabay)

OLYMPIA, Wash. — With Washingtonians aging rapidly, how will the state provide long-term care? Many groups believe the bipartisan legislation known as the Long-Term Care Trust Act is one solution. The novel program would provide long-term care insurance through a payroll deduction of about 0

Credit union advocates are in Olympia for their annual Capitol day. (Northwest Credit Union Association)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Credit union advocates are in Olympia Wednesday calling for reform to public funding in Washington state. This year, these institutions are pushing for a bill that would lift the $250,000 cap on government agencies' deposits into credit unions. Paula Sardinas, vice preside

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