PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 

Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  

The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Archive: January 28, 2014

PHOTO: A new Kids Count data snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds a majority of fourth-graders in Minnesota are lagging behind in reading proficiency. Photo credit: USAG-Humphreys

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Reading is the cornerstone of a good education and future success, but in Minnesota and across the country, more young children than not are struggling with it. A new report finds that 59 percent of kids in the state are not proficient in reading when they reach fourth grade. That ...Read More

PHOTO: The gap in this country between rich and poor is expected to be a focal point tonight (Tues.) as President Obama delivers his State of the Union address.

DES MOINES, Iowa - President Obama gives his State of the Union speech tonight, and part of the address is expected to focus on income inequality. The gap between the richest Americans and the poorest is now greater than in any other industrialized country. Locally, according to Arlene McAtee, execu ...Read More

PHOTO: Textbooks are one of the largest out-of-pocket expenses for college students, according to a new report which proposes cost-saving alternatives that could help students save and learn more. Photo courtesy of

ST. LOUIS - The rising cost of college tuition, room and board isn't the only financial obstacle to higher learning, according to a new report, which finds that soaring textbook prices are keeping some Missouri students from getting the most out of their college educations. According to Ethan Sena ...Read More

Rape crisis services in Pennsylvania receive a ten-percent funding increase in Gov. Tom Corbett's budget proposal. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Some 30,000 women, men and children affected by sexual assaults each year in Pennsylvania could benefit from a funding increase laid out in Governor Tom Corbett's just-released budget proposal. The spending plan calls for a 10 percent increase in funds for the Pennsylvania Coalit ...Read More

PHOTO: A new study finds more than 7-in-10 of Arizona 4th-graders are reading below grade level, and the reading gap between high- and low-income students is growing. CREDIT:

PHOENIX - Seventy-two percent of Arizona fourth-graders are reading below grade level. That's one finding of a new Kids Count Data Snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. According to the Foundation's senior consultant Elizabeth Burke Bryant, one key to success in life is learning to read in th ...Read More

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