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PNS Daily Newscast - August 19, 2019. 


Charter-school reforms are in the works; and green-card applicants face hurdles with new federal changes. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes, "This is PNS.")

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The School Safety and Resiliency Act, which requires public school districts in Kentucky to boost mental-health resources, goes into effect July 1. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – School districts in Bullitt, Henderson and Warren counties have received $9 million in federal funding to improve mental-health services for students. Kentucky is one of only four states to get this year's Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education (AWARE) grants. Sheric ...Read More

More than 4,000 parents and caretaker relatives have signed up for MaineCare Expansion this year. (BewitchingGrace/Creative Commons)

AUGUSTA, Maine – According to a new report, Maine ranked among the five worst states in decreasing the uninsured rate for women of childbearing age from 2013 to 2017. The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families assessed the impact of Medicaid expansion on maternal health covera ...Read More

Two of the biggest predictors for adverse birth outcomes are inadequate prenatal care and lack of Medicaid coverage, according to a new report. (Herney/Pixabay)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A new report shows states that expanded their Medicaid program have reduced maternal deaths and infant mortality rates and overall improved positive birth outcomes. The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families report shows that providing health coverage for wo ...Read More

Oregon lawmakers have been grappling with the state's public employees' retirement system debt since the 2008 recession. (Chris Phan/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon educators are gathering on the Capitol steps today (Wednesday) to oppose a bill that would make changes to the Public Employees Retirement System. One of the biggest concerns for public employees about Senate Bill 1049 is it cuts money from PERS members' retirement accou ...Read More

Neighbor spoofing is a tactic used by robocallers that makes it seem as if the call is coming from a number with a local area code. (massimo vernicesole/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE – Robocalls to Washingtonians are picking up, and AARP Washington has launched a new campaign urging people not to fall for their scams. Washingtonians received nearly 560 million automated calls last year. Doug Shadel, state director of AARP Washington, says harassing and threatenin ...Read More

A ban on abortions after eight weeks will go into effect as soon as Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signs it. (trac1/Adobe Stock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Amid protests in the state and nationwide, Gov. Mike Parson said he could sign Missouri's restrictive abortion ban as early as this week. House Bill 126 would ban ban abortions after eight weeks. It joins laws in other states that have rolled back access to the procedure ...Read More

The uninsured rate for women of childbearing age is nearly twice as high in states that have not expanded Medicaid compared with expansion states. (Pixabay)

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas has the highest rate of uninsured women of childbearing age in the nation, with one in four lacking coverage, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. It says states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act sa ...Read More

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