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PNS Daily News - October 23, 2020 


President Trump and Joe Biden square off in their final debate; warnings that "dark days" of the pandemic are yet to come; and food assistance now available for some wildfire victims.


2020Talks - October 23, 2020 


The second and last presidential debate was much more controlled than the first; President Trump keeping to his main themes, calmly rebutted by Biden.

Archive: October 30, 2019

Maine was the only state in the Northeast that blocked Medicaid expansion, which explains part of why it had the highest rate of children who were uninsured in the region last year. (LMMiller9/Pixabay)

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine had the highest rate of uninsured children in the Northeast in 2018, according to new findings. The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families released a report today that detailed how larger numbers of children have been uninsured since 2016, reversing a nearly d ...Read More

The highest rate of uninsured children in Nebraska isn't among families with the lowest incomes, but working families who make from $29,000 to $53,000 annually for a family of three. (DOD)

LINCOLN, Neb. - The number of children across the country who lack health insurance increased by more than 400,000 between 2016 and 2018, and progress made in Nebraska has stalled, according to a new Georgetown University report. Molly McCleery, health-care access program director for Nebraska Appl ...Read More

More than 80,000 children in Tennessee currently lack health-insurance coverage. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The number of uninsured children in Tennessee increased by 43% in just a two-year period, according to a report released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families that found that 25,000 children lost health coverage between 2016 and 2018. Kinika Young, d ...Read More

More than 100,000 children in North Carolina currently lack health coverage, according to the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Fifteen thousand North Carolina children lost health insurance coverage between 2016 and 2018, according to a report released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Michelle Hughes, executive director of the advocacy organization NC Child, said the trou ...Read More

As of 2018, a total of 40,000 children in Kentucky are growing up without health insurance coverage, according to the Georgetown Center for Children and Families. (Adobe Stock)<br />

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Five thousand Kentucky children lost their health coverage between 2016 and 2018, according to a new report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. While Kentucky's uninsured numbers aren't as high as those in neighboring states that didn't expand Medicaid, E ...Read More

From 2016 to 2018, the number of Pennsylvania children without health insurance fell by 1.6%. (Iryna/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The number of children in the nation with no health insurance increased from 2016 to 2018, but a new report shows that in Pennsylvania the insurance rate stayed about the same. The report, from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, found that nearly 4.5% of c ...Read More

Under pending legislation, classroom observations would count for 70% of a teacher's evaluation in public schools in the Commonwealth. (spass/Adobe Stock)<br />

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Classroom observations could soon play a much bigger role in the way Pennsylvania's public-school teachers' performance is evaluated. Under legislation now in the General Assembly, classroom observations and practice would account for 70% of teacher evaluations, while standa ...Read More

The Ohio START program uses a holistic approach to help children in the foster-care system whose parents are struggling with addiction. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An innovative program that helps heal Ohio families torn apart by addiction is expanding once again. The Public Children Services Association of Ohio oversees the Ohio START program; START stands for "Sobriety, Treatment, and Reducing Trauma." It was launched in 2017 to tack ...Read More

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