PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2020 

Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 

Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Free Meals = Better Learners in WA Schools

December 13, 2006

Olympia, WA - More low-income kids are eating breakfast at school these days in Washington, and children's advocates say that's a good thing. They used to have to pay a small fee, and for some, it meant the difference between eating or not. However, this is the first year the State of Washington has covered the entire breakfast cost for kids from poor families.

The expanded program is beneficial enough that the Legislature will be asked to consider funding more students' lunches. Linda Stone of The Children's Alliance says some lawmakers already have agreed to propose the plan in January, although the initial price tag is high.

"It's $10 million a biennium, but we know that we'll be getting at least $6 million back in additional federal meal reimbursement that goes right to school districts. We expect that those kids are going to do much better, because everyone knows that brains work better when they're fed."

Chris Thomas/Eric Mack, Public News Service - WA