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PNS Daily News - December 9, 2019 


The Pensacola shooting investigated as an act of terror; Trump faces criticism over so-called anti-Semitic comments; and some local governments adapt to meet the needs of immigrants.

2020Talks - December 9, 2019 


Candidates have a busy week in Iowa, despite a weekend shooting on Pensacola Navy Air Base. Also, candidates start butting heads, notably South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Archive: November 20, 2019

Coming up on Feb. 3, the first presidential caucuses in Iowa will reveal the preferences of voters in the heartland and are seen as a strong indicator for how candidates will do in later contests. (npr.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa - Presidential campaigns have been made or lost in Iowa, and because exit polls show voters age 50 and older play a significant role, an outreach campaign is under way to inform them about what to expect on Feb. 3. Brad Anderson, director of AARP Iowa, said events will be held acro ...Read More

Nationwide, about 11% of children from birth to age 4 are living with grandparents. (Rawpixel.com/Adobe Stock)

Updated 2:00PM to include AGE+ PORTLAND, Ore. - About one in 11 Oregon children from birth to age four lives with a grandparent. With the 2020 Census quickly approaching, AARP Oregon and other groups are stressing that grandparents should make sure their grandchildren are counted. The undercount o ...Read More

The South Fork of the Trinity River is one of the places that would get extra protections from a public lands bill now before Congress. (Jeff Morris/The Pew Charitable Trusts)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Three bills that would protect 1 million acres of public land in California get votes today in Congress. The House Committee on Natural Resources is expected to approve all three, setting them up for a full House vote. Amanda Barragar from Trinity County, an environmental advoc ...Read More

A global study confirms that the United States has the highest child-incarceration rate in the world. (Adobe Stock)

CHICAGO - As the world marks the 30th anniversary of the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child, local leaders and experts in Illinois are pausing to examine human rights in the juvenile justice system. The first-ever "Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty", being released for ...Read More

Federal funding for local school districts is determined in part by the U.S. Census count every 10 years. More than 300 federal programs also use census-derived data. (Adobe Stock)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Fewer children in the Commonwealth are living in poverty compared with 2012, according to new county-level data. Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, the organization that analyzed the data, said more children are in families that have enough food, are ...Read More

Pennsylvania farmers harvested oysters, set crab traps and tested the nitrogen content of Chesapeake Bay water during a three-day, hands-on learning experience. (Chesapeake Bay Foundation)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania farmers and conservation professionals just spent some time on Chesapeake Bay to gain firsthand experience with the impact they have on the water - and on those who depend on the bay to make their living. Agriculture is a major source of sediment and nutrient pollutio ...Read More

One symptom of an online gaming disorder is when a person continues to play despite negative consequences in their family, school or social life. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Technology addiction was the focus when a host of experts gathered this month at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, N.J., for the annual Urban Mental Health Conference. Panelists agreed that tech addiction is an emerging front in the treatment world, and a Minnesota prov ...Read More

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