PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 

Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 

While controversy swirls at the White House, Chicago teachers go on strike and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Archive: January 20, 2016

A new report suggests a lack of public assistance for low-income New Yorkers could be contributing to the state’s homeless problem. (H Dominique Abed/<br />

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York officials agree, the state has a homeless problem. The reasons behind the state's growing homeless population however, are constantly debated. But a report by the Empire Justice Center suggests part of the problem may have to do with the heating and shelter allowances given ...Read More

The Annie E. Casey Foundation recommends changes to federal policies that could make it easier for families to save, and help correct racial disparities in their ability to save. (finance/morguefile)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Squirreling away savings isn't easy for many Tennessee families. From 2010 to 2013, according to a policy brief released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the net worth of white families increased by 2 percent, while Latino and black families saw their assets fall by 15 per ...Read More

Thousands of Hoosiers aren't getting enough to eat because they can't qualify for SNAP benefits.

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana lawmakers are tackling a couple of bills this short legislative session that have to do with the access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Emily Weikert Bryant, executive director of Feeding Indiana's Hungry, says there are thousands of Hoosiers without enou ...Read More

Texting and other smartphone use that interrupts a parent's care could have longterm consequences for the child. (MarcoMaru/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Distractions from your smartphone could cause long-term damage to your children, according to new research looking at the impact of fragmented care on brain development. University of California researchers found that frequent interruptions to the bonding that should take plac ...Read More

Twenty-one-point-six percent of Missouri children live in a food-insecure household, according to a new report. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - New data shows too many Missourians, including pregnant women, young children, veterans and the elderly, are missing out on critical nutrition and access to regular, healthy meals. Missouri ranks sixth worst in the nation for food insecurity, and second to last for hunger, accord ...Read More

South Dakota's largest teachers union supports Gov. Dennis Daugaard's plan for raising the state sales tax to boost teacher pay. (iStock)

PIERRE, S.D. - In the wake of a proposal to improve South Dakota's lowest-in-the-nation teacher pay, teachers groups are continuing to talk with lawmakers about what that could look like. The state's largest teachers union is backing Gov. Dennis Daugaard's plan for a half-cent sales tax increase t ...Read More

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners says nearly half of all Americans do not have a home inventory of their possessions in case of theft or other loss. (wax115/morguefile)

RALEIGH, N.C. - With the new year, many folks are looking to reorganize their closets and live up to new year's resolutions. According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, one of those should be taking an inventory of valuable belongings in case it's ever needed for an insurance c ...Read More

Congress is being urged to make it easier for low-income households to save. A new (AECF) brief says households of color are twice as likely to suffer from asset poverty in the Commonwealth. (Mike Clifford)

BOSTON - A new policy brief is urging Congress to make it easier for low-income families to save. The Annie E. Casey Foundation policy brief finds the racial wealth gap in America is growing. The Foundation's Senior Associate Beadsie Woo says households of color are twice as likely to be experienci ...Read More

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