Public News Service - Social Issues

The state health insurance system for kids is in triage in Congress. The U.S. House is working on a bill this week that would expand coverage for ...Read More
Nearly 45,000 new Washington children are eligible for health insurance Monday, thanks to an expansion of state insurance coverage for children ...Read More
It's all about the children this week in Congress. The U.S. Senate is taking up a bill that would expand the State Children's Health Insurance ...Read More
A vote expected in the U.S. Senate this week could make or break Wisconsin's health care coverage for uninsured kids. Senate leaders in both parties ...Read More
Sometimes the headlines can seem all doom and gloom, especially when it comes to corporate scandals. A new poll finds that's one reason 82 percent of ...Read More
A new national poll finds a growing public concern about corporate ethics and government oversight. It concludes that the issue could play a role in ...Read More
Oregon's prison costs are growing faster than any other state in the nation according to Bureau of Justice Statistics - up 20 percent this year alone ...Read More
Many New Mexico schools will be back in session next month, but even then, a number of rural districts will still be searching for qualified teachers ...Read More
There's a pay raise this week for 153,000 Tennesseans - one that many have been waiting ten years for. The federal minimum wage is going up 70 cents ...Read More
There's a little something extra in the paycheck for thousands of Virginians starting this week and it's a permanent thing. The federal increase in ...Read More
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