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PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2019 


President Trump's reported to be ready to sign disaster relief bill without money for border security. Also on the Friday rundown: House bills would give millions a path to citizenship; and remembering California’s second-deadliest disaster.

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On the eve of the National Park Service's centennial celebration, a coalition is petitioning the Obama administration to make public lands more welcoming to people of all colors in the next 100 years. (National Park Service)

DENVER – As the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service approaches, a coalition of civil rights, conservation and environmental justice groups has launched a petition calling on President Barack Obama to issue an executive order to make public lands more inclusive. Jes Ward, executive ...Read More

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a bill to cut money going to education, saying lawmakers are breaking a promise to local schools. (Virginia Carter)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have cut K-12 funding by more than $456 million. In his budget proposal, Nixon called for the opposite, an increase of $150 million for local public schools for fiscal year 2017. The governor on Wednesday held a public event ...Read More

Google's self-driving cars, like the one above, have logged more than 1.5 million miles of autonomous driving.(Grendelkhan/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE - Ready or not, here they come. Driverless cars have made their way to the state of Washington. Google is testing its fleet of driverless cars in Kirkland. The company chose the city as a testing ground because of its hilly terrain and wet road conditions much of the year. Kirkland Mayor A ...Read More

Population growth, increased demand and a lack of budget increases are three factors contributing to Tennessee's shortage of public defenders in some jurisdictions. (Scalesofjustice/flickr.com)

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – This week Williamson County made headlines when the district's public defender said her assistants will not be taking on new cases because of their existing case load. The Tennessee District Public Defenders Conference – charged with filling the state's obligation to ...Read More

Backers of the KidsCare program rally in front of the State Capitol in April. The Arizona Legislature failed to renew the program. (Children's Action Alliance)

PHOENIX – The Arizona Legislature has failed to renew the KidsCare program, leaving more than 30,000 of the state's poorest children without access to basic health care. Even though the federal government would have paid for the program through at least 2017, Republican leaders blocked it, s ...Read More

Children in family-based foster care have better short and long-term outcomes.  (Catherine ScottFamily/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Children in family-based foster care do much better than those placed in group settings, according to a new report. The report, "Congregate Foster Care in PA," from the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, said kids in family care do better in school, face fewer problems with dr ...Read More

ADHD medications can lead to irritability, lack of appetite and difficulty sleeping. Health officials are urging parents to try behavior therapy first. (Lorie Gelwick Tuter)

INDIANAPOLIS – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging parents of preschoolers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to try behavior therapy first before trying drugs. The CDC also is asking insurance companies to cover the cost of treatment. Dr. Anne ...Read More

Research shows the economic security and health of Appalachian kids in Ohio has worsened over 15 years. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - There's a striking contrast in the well-being of some of Ohio's children compared with others, according to a new report. The findings from the Children's Defense Fund-Ohio show that since 2000 in Appalachia, a higher percent of children are poor, unemployment is higher and median ...Read More

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