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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - AZ: Children's

A new report shows the number of children without health insurance is increasing in Arizona and across the nation. (AdobeStock)

PHOENIX - After several years of trending downward, the number of children without health insurance in Arizona and the nation is on the rise again, according to a new report. The study, released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, found that the child uninsured rate

A parents' advocacy group says many divorcing couples can avoid messy child custody fights if state courts make equal access the first option for families.<br />(fizkes/AdobeStock)

PHOENIX – A parents' rights group rates Arizona one of the top states for policies that encourage shared parenting in child custody cases. The National Parents Organization recently issued a report card on family court policies that gave more than a third of U.S. states a failing grade for n

The Indian Health Service, operated by the federal government, is one of several sources of health coverage for Native American children. (Wikimedia Commons)<br /><br />

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - American Indian children in Arizona and across the United States are more likely to live in poverty, to die in infancy and to lack health coverage, according to a new report. The study, from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, recommended that federal he

Almost half the water taps tested in Arizona schools were found to have unsafe levels of lead. (Phase4Photography/AdobeStock)

PHOENIX – A consumer advocacy group says Arizona school districts need to do more to protect students, after the state found unsafe levels of lead in almost half the water taps tested in schools. The most recent study based on data from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality cites da

The Arizona Children’s Health Insurance Program, also called KidsCare, had a steady enrollment this past year, and its funding was continued by the Arizona Legislature. (skeeze/Pixabay)

PHOENIX – Children's advocates say funding in the 2020 state budget for the Children's Health Insurance Program is a major win for Arizona children. There was concern going into the recent legislative session that when Arizona was required to kick in a portion of the cost, some conservative

Read On Arizona is sponsoring a multi-site, three-year collaboration called the Acceleration Zone Project to speed up the rate of literacy among young students entering school.  (MohdHafiaz/AdobeStock)

PHOENIX – Read On Arizona, the state's program to provide students with basic literacy skills by the third grade, is looking to accelerate the process. In 2018, the program created the Acceleration Zone Project in various cities and school districts to focus on effective, equitable and accel

Arizona preschool advocates say a significant number of programs around the state have improved quality rankings over the past five years. (OksanaKosmina/Adobe)

PHOENIX — A national report out this week gives Arizona preschool programs poor marks, based mainly on low enrollment numbers. But an Arizona-based advocacy group, First Things First, says the national report from Rutgers University doesn't look at all the factors that show where Arizona presc

A new program aims to get low-income Arizona families more involved in their children's education. (Twenty20)

PHOENIX, Ariz. – A new grant program aims to close the "achievement gap" for low-income Arizona students by getting their families involved in their education. The goal is to break the generational cycle of poverty by improving a child's academic outcomes. The five-year program will establis

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