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Amazon's Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to fight climate change; and updates from state primary elections.

2020Talks - February 18, 2020 


Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is climbing national polls, but facing much more scrutiny than he had in the early states, which he skipped. Texas is going to come into play for him -- as the state with the second-largest Super Tuesday trove of delegates.

Public News Service - CA: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

PHOTO: In the wake of compelling research on the importance of early brain development for children ages 0-5, First 5 California is launching a new statewide media campaign encouraging parents and caregivers to talk, read, and sing to babies and toddlers. Photo courtesy First 5 California.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Reading a bedtime story or singing a lullaby can do more than help put a child to sleep. Research shows talking, reading and singing to babies in their first years of life can have an extremely powerful impact on their development. First 5 California is launching a sta

IMAGE: California ranks 41st for its children's overall well-being. This is the second year in a row California has ranked near the bottom of the nation, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2013 KIDS COUNT.

OAKLAND, Calif. - California is showing no improvement for overall children's well-being. For the second consecutive year, the Golden State ranks 41st in the nation in the annual KIDS COUNT report. According to Ted Lempert, president of Children Now, California leaders aren't giving enough attenti

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Schwarzenegger's plan to close a projected $20 billion budget gap has put more social services on the chopping block. If federal funds aren't secured by July, the Family Planning Access, Care and Treatment Program, or "PACT," is one that will be cut or eliminated. Kathy K

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