Public News Service - Social Issues

Portland, OR – New U.S. Census Bureau figures show high housing and rental costs are locking a lot of people out. That is a growing concern in ...Read More
Nashville, TN – A coalition is meeting in Nashville this weekend to talk about further reductions in the food tax. The tax on food groceries is ...Read More
Missoula, MT - A new analysis by the watchdog group Families USA of Congressional plans to reauthorize the State Children's Health Insurance Program ( ...Read More
Beaumont, VA – Violence nearly every day. That's what parents of children sentenced to the Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center say they hear ...Read More
Des Moines, IA - Temperatures will soon be dropping, putting thousands of Iowans who are currently living in homes without heat in danger. More than 2 ...Read More
While Congress works on renewal of the "No Child Left Behind" Act, Wisconsin's school superintendents are giving the law a failing grade. Wisconsin ...Read More
New Census Bureau statistics show the cost of housing in Minnesota is emptying a lot of wallets. Barb Jacobs with the Minnesota Housing Partnership ...Read More
Boise, ID - Idahoans are being encouraged to give commands and make demands as part of a new campaign that calls for citizens to get busy, repairing ...Read More
Washington D.C. - Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar says she's introducing legislation to ban "toxic toys." She says it would get the lead out of ...Read More
New York, NY – In August, the White House made a preemptive strike against the federally-funded State Children's Health Insurance Program (S- ...Read More
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