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PNS Daily Newscast - September 30, 2020 


Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.


2020Talks - September 30, 2020 


Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Public News Service - AR: Education

This week the Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County will host an event with Erin Merryn - the abuse victim behind the national push for education on the subject. Child advocates say that kind of education is the best way to prevent what happened to Merryn from happening to others.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A new law, and a new education effort started by it, should leave fewer places for child sexual abuse to be hidden in Arkansas, according to children's advocates. Erin's Law, which was enacted here this spring, is starting the process of putting a program about abuse in the schoo

PHOTO: Students and teachers in the Drew Central School District say they love their breakfast-in-the-classroom program. Courtesy of Drew Central School Dist.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A huge portion of America's children are headed back to class hungry, according to a new report. The good news is that some Arkansas school districts are changing that - and getting great results - just by offering in-class breakfast. Three out of four teachers and administrator

PHOTO: With hopes of preventing or stopping child sexual abuse, Arkansas has become the 7th state in the U.S. to adopt Erin's Law. It's named after Erin Merryn, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse turned national advocate. Courtesy of Merryn.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The task force being created under Arkansas' new "Erin's Law" is expected to be assembled soon and convene for the first time this summer. State Rep. John Baine, D-El Dorado, said the panel will look at the best ways to teach children who are being sexually abused that they need

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The timing might not have been intentional, but May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month – and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has started it off with a major announcement. The agency will allow a form of women's emergency contraception, Plan B One-Step, to

PHOTO: Piggy banks and coin jars aren't getting much attention in Arkansas homes. A new CFED report says 52 percent of Arkansans don't have emergency savings to last three months.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - More than half of Arkansas residents do not have enough savings to keep them afloat for three months in case of a job loss or other costly emergency - and even those at higher incomes are not immune. That's one finding of a new report that makes recommendations about what states

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The first job a person holds turns out to be important for his or her future career. A new KIDS COUNT report finds that early work experiences are tied to the ability of young people to be stable in the workforce later. At the same time, it says, the number of jobs available for

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