Public News Service - Social Issues

At any given time, 20,000 people in Washington are living on the streets. This week, the governor announced a $10 million state grant to fight ...Read More
It's 'Peace and Justice Day' at the state legislature, but discussion may be far from peaceful as lawmakers consider an impeachment resolution for ...Read More
Oregon has some of the highest prescription drug abuse rates in the nation. Today Oregon lawmakers will consider a proposal to track the use of all ...Read More
Three state hospitals would be privatized, and many other hospitals would be closed, under a controversial plan proposed by the Berger Commission ...Read More
A state plan aims to "jump start" education for Minnesota kids. Sponsors say legislation being introduced today at the state capitol would give all ...Read More
Longer school days, more accountability, and increased transparency in school finances are all on Governor Spitzer's menu for education reform ...Read More
For the last half century Meals on Wheels has provided food for generations of needy citizens, but four out of every ten programs in the U.S ...Read More
Congress will be at war over the Iraq war this week, in the continuing debate about whether to send a message to President Bush that his plan to ...Read More
In an effort to convince Iowa lawmakers to create election reforms where people matter more and money matters less, former U.S. Congressman Berkley ...Read More
How much you pay for energy can affect the well-being of your kids. That's the finding of a new study by the Children's Defense Fund of Minnesota ...Read More
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