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.

Archive: January 12, 2009

Washington, DC - The number of children living in poverty has increased dramatically across the country, even before the current recession, according to findings released by The Children's Defense Fund (CDF), a nonprofit child advocacy group. This compilation of the most recent and reliable state-by ...Read More

California's troubles go beyond a growing budget deficit and unemployment rate. It turns out California kids are hurting, too, according to a new report from the Children's Defense Fund (CDF). It says the state has the largest number of poor children in the nation, and the second-highest number of c ...Read More

Boise, ID – A new report paints a bleak picture of the status of children across the nation and in Idaho. The Children's Defense Fund's (CDF) new State of America's Children 2008 report found the number of children living in poverty nationwide is up by half a million, while child poverty persi ...Read More

Portland, OR – In Oregon, 45,000 children are poor; half of them live in what policymakers call "extreme poverty." About 110,000 children have no health insurance. Well over half of all Oregon kids perform below grade level in reading and math. Those are just some of the grim findings in the S ...Read More

Cheyenne, WY – An indoor public place smoking ban in Colorado is being cited as proof that Wyoming should take a serious look at the issue. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study of heart attacks three years after Pueblo's ban shows a more-than 40-percent reduction in hospitalized ...Read More

Helena, MT – The momentum for "green energy" development in Montana "revved up" at the recent "Realizing Montana's Energy Future Summit." While the recession has been acknowledged as one of the biggest challenges to funding renewable energy projects, others see rising prices and financial chan ...Read More

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case about mining waste that likely will have implications for West Virginia. A gold mining company has been granted permission to dump normally prohibited waste into a river in Alaska after treatment, and relabeling the water and solids a ...Read More

St. Paul, MN – A poll shows strong public support for federal legislation to make it easier for workers to form unions, but the measure may be off the fast track. A survey by Peter D. Hart Research Associates finds almost eight in 10 favor the proposal, which allows employees decide whether to ...Read More

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