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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 


Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - CA: Youth

In two years, students will no longer need to submit their SAT or ACT scores when applying to the University of California system. (Charlie Nguyen/Flickr)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Advocates for fairness in higher education are praising the University of California system for dropping consideration of standardized achievement tests - the SAT and ACT - when making admissions decisions. And they're calling on the Cal State system to do the same. Late last

The Out 4 Mental Health virtual town halls are a chance for members of the LGBTQ+ community to voice their experiences of the pandemic. (CALGBTQ Health and Human Services)

LOS ANGELES -- The LGBTQ+ community faces special challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, and these challenges are the focus of a series of virtual town halls beginning Wednesday night. The events will be a forum for LGBTQ+ people to bring up issues they've been facing and brainstorm solutions. Nic

Student leaders are asking California college administrators for help, including continued access to campus health services and assistance for students with disabilities. (Campaign for College Opportunity)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Student leaders are calling on college administrators to coordinate a COVID-19 plan to help students across the state. The California Students Higher Education Advocacy Roundtable, or 'HEART,' outlined its priorities in a letter this week to leaders of the University of Califo

The state has ordered a $375,000 audit of Calbright College. (Calbright)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Education groups are praising a unanimous decision by a legislative committee Wednesday to audit the state's first online community college, called Calbright College. Lawmakers expressed concern about transparency and duplication of current offerings. Jeff Freitas, president o

California is the first state to extend health care benefits to income-eligible undocumented adults younger than age 26. (Cathy Yeulet/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Starting tomorrow, all low-income Californians younger than age 26 who meet the income requirements will be able to sign up for health insurance under the Medi-Cal program, regardless of immigration status. The state estimates 138,000 young people will sign up - a small but si

New approaches to juvenile justice have led to declines in the incarceration of teen girls, and a new program aims to get to zero. (Chatiyanon/Adobe Stock)

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. -- A movement is afoot to reduce the number of teenage girls behind bars to zero, led by a coalition of juvenile justice reform groups, judges, attorneys and probation officers. Santa Clara County is one of five sites nationwide taking part in the initiative launched by

California ranks 36th in the nation for quality of education. (Andy Dean/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California schools have far too few teachers and other adults on K-12 campuses, and children’s education is suffering. That’s according to a new report from the nonprofit group Children Now. Researchers compared a typical high school, Gunderson High in San Jo

California schools serve 1.4 million students who are English-language learners every year. (Andy Dean/Adobe Stock)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — One in four public-school students in California is an English learner, and now programs to help them become more fluent will receive funding to the tune of $10 million. The Newsom administration has agreed to add those funds to the current budget - and lawmakers will th

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