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PNS Daily News - September 17, 2019 


Gas prices could jump today in response to the Saudi oil attack; energy efficiency jobs are booming in the U.S.; and a national call to promote election security.

2020Talks - September 17, 2019. (3 min.)  


Former Rep. John Delaney on the opioids crisis; a field organizer for Sen. Kamala Harris on campaigning in Iowa; and a President Donald Trump supporter who cares more about numbers than personalities.

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Archive: February 2015

PHOTO: Childhood is less fun and games and more of a struggle for Missouri kids who grow up impoverished. A new report encourages the use of an updated tool to measure and combat child poverty. Photo credit: Hilary Clarcq/Morguefile.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - It's been more than 50 years since the federal government's official measure of poverty was created, and a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation says it's time for a new ruler. The current method for measuring poverty doesn't take into account assistance benefits or re ...Read More

PHOTO: February is Heart Month, and one of the ways The American Heart Association battles the number one killer of Americans is with its Quality and Systems Improvement program, which helps all Wisconsin hospitals, small and large, to have the latest best-practices information on caring for heart and stroke patents. (Photo Credit: cpr.org)

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - From the moment a person dials 9-1-1 with a heart or stroke issue to the time they are discharged from a hospital, the American Heart Association is doing its best to make sure everyone gets the latest treatment and the proper guidelines. According to Lynn Mallas-Serdynski, dire ...Read More

PHOTO: These puppies were found at a farm owned by an American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit, and were allegedly suffering from health problems, overcrowding and unsanitary conditions at the time this photo was taken. Photo credit: Humane Society of the United States.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Purebred dogs are the picture of perfection, and their popularity was highlighted this month at the annual Westminster Dog Show, which remains the nation's second-longest continuously-held sporting event. But an investigation by the Humane Society of the United States alleges th ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report calls for a stronger focus on a new ways to measure poverty and evaluate the programs aimed at helping families in financial turmoil. Photo credit: Kelly Sikkema/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - Child poverty in the U.S. has been measured in the same way for decades, but a new report shows there may be better indicators of child well-being and the programs that aim to help kids from lower-income families. Mike Crawford, director with Iowa Kids Count, says one key proble ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation provides a more accurate picture of how societal safety net programs are helping families. Photo credit: U.S. Agency for International Development.

OAKLAND, Calif. - One in four California children is living in poverty, but according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, those numbers would be much higher without federal safety net programs and tax subsidies. The report, Measuring Access to Opportunity in the United States, uses ...Read More

PHOTO: The U.S. Census Bureau has come up with a supplemental calculation to update the Federal Poverty Level created in the 1960s. A new report says it underscores the importance of safety-net anti-poverty programs that effectively shift the child poverty rate in Washington from 28 percent to 13 percent. Photo credit: Photobunny/FeaturePics.com

SEATTLE - The federal poverty level is outdated, according to a report that recommends a newer calculation developed by the U.S. Census Bureau for a more accurate picture of families in need. The Annie E. Casey Foundation report says what's known as the "Supplemental Poverty Measure" is more rea ...Read More

PHOTO: Federal programs have lifted nearly 740,000 New York children out of poverty, according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Photo credit: Suzanne Hanlon/Flickr

NEW YORK - Federal programs have lifted nearly 740,000 New York children out of poverty, according to a new report by The Annie E. Casey Foundation. The group used a new tool for calculating poverty rates, instead of the official measure, and found federal assistance has made a big difference ...Read More

PHOTO: Gov. Cuomo announced this week New York would raise minimum wage by $2.50 for waiters, bartenders and others who work for tips. Groups which lobbied for the change welcome the news, but say their goal is much larger. Photo credit: Michael Fleshman.

NEW YORK - Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week New York would raise the minimum wage by $2.50 an hour for waiters, bartenders and others who work for tips. According to a coalition of organizations that lobbied for the increase, it's just one step in a longer fight. Maria Myotte with Restaurant O ...Read More

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