PNS Daily Newscast - March 20, 2018 

President Trump again calls for the death penalty for drug dealers and Granite State advocates say they oppose the get tough approach. Also on today’s rundown: a protest against the expansion of tar-sands oil refining in California; and in Seattle, a group demands a moratorium on youth jail construction.

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Some rural Nebraska school districts don't have easy access to supportive services that can help students struggling with mental illness. (Pixabay)

LINCOLN Neb. – Nebraska lawmakers will discuss legislation Friday that backers say could help students struggling with behavioral and mental health challenges. Legislative Bill 998 would create a Collaborative School Behavioral and Mental Health Fund, and provide each of the state's 19 Educati

More than 450 Nebraska schools source fresh food from local growers and producers through Farm to School programs. (Lance Cheung/USDA)

LINCOLN, Neb. – New legislation would boost a program that connects more than 188,000 Nebraska students to local farmers. The Farm to School Act of 2017, introduced by Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska and Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio, would expand the existing U.S. Depart

Will Nebraska school children pay the price in the state's budget negotiations? (kakisky/Morguefile)

This is the fifth in a series of reports that examines Nebraska’s budget priorities: who stands to benefit and who could lose out? LINCOLN, Neb. – Schools and educators in Nebraska are troubled by tax cut talk as budget negotiations continue at the state house. Over the past several y

La campaña de los opositores para congelar los subsidios a la atención infantil en Nebraska dificultaría el éxito académico de los niños vulnerables. (Pixabay)

LINCOLN, Neb. – Los defensores de los niños dicen que tapar el vacío presupuestal de Nebraska no debiera hacerse en perjuicio de los niños y las familias de bajos ingresos. Siguiendo con nuestra serie acerca del presupuesto estatal, este lunes revisamos un nuevo plan que busca c

Nebraska starts the New Year facing a nearly $900 million budget shortfall for its next state budget cycle. (Tax Credits/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska rings in the New Year faced with a looming revenue shortfall – nearly $900 million heading into the next budget cycle for 2019. And while it's a touchy subject, some analysts say school-funding reform should be part of any budget discussions. Nebraska's schoo

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