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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2019 


Chants of a different sort greet U.S. Rep. Omar upon her return home to Minnesota. Also on our Friday rundown: A new report says gunshot survivors need more outreach, support. Plus, sharing climate-change perspectives in Charlotte.

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Public News Service - CA: Youth

A new report recommends ways that California policymakers could improve outcomes for the state's children and toddlers. (ulkare/istockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Less than 10 percent of California toddlers and infants who are eligible for subsidized child care actually get it. That's one statistic in a new report that spells out ways to improve the growth and development of the state's youngest residents. The research is from the

Doctors rush a patient to care. Enrollment for coverage under the Affordable Care Act ends at midnight today. (JillK61)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – You have until midnight today to sign up for California's version of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Health-care advocates raised concerns last week when the new administration reportedly stopped advertising the open-enrollment period. After some pushba

Despite health and safety warnings, smoking retains its appeal for some, with roughly 12 percent of Californians still lighting up. (g'DAy)

LOS ANGELES – In California alone, 40,000 people die every year from tobacco-related illnesses, which also cost the state just over $18 billion in healthcare and loss of productivity. Two reports out today explain what states are doing to curb tobacco use. Lindsey Freitas, senior director of

Here's a sight you probably won't be seeing much anymore on California roadways. Handheld phone use while driving is now illegal in the state. (Kaboompics)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – There's a new reality for morning commuters, no more multitasking behind the wheel when you're stuck in one of California's legendary traffic jams. As of this week, it's now the law that if you use your phone while driving, you may be looking at a $160 fine That means no

Rights4girls says one of the main predictors of entry into the juvenile justice system is sexual abuse; a new law seeks to change those odds by keeping some kids out of jail. (Jose Pereira)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – This week, a new state law is in effect aimed at protecting children who are victims of sexual abuse. Law enforcement officers in California no longer can arrest youth suspects for prostitution. Maheen Kaleem, a staff attorney with Rights4Girls, which advocated for the

Can the tech industry rise to the challenge of job creation, considering its recent dismal record on protecting personal information from hackers? (Wonderlane)

LOS ANGELES - President-elect Donald Trump met this week with key leaders of technology companies from Silicon Valley to discuss job creation, and promised he'd help them continue to innovate. But did he convince them - or the public? It was a "Who's Who" of major tech players - Apple, Facebook, Go

A new report says states are using only 2 percent of the amount the CDC recommends to fight tobacco use. (Trostle/morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California gets billions each year from the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, and yet, it spends only 22 percent of what the Centers for Disease Control recommends on smoking prevention and cessation programs, for which the money was intended A new report, Broken

New safe youth zones are opening as part of a pilot program in Los Angeles and Long Beach to help teenage sex trafficking victims escape their situation. (Andrew Reis/Office of Supervisor Don Knabe)

LOS ANGELES -- California is home to three of the top 13 hot spots for child sex trafficking: Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Now LA and Long Beach are launching a new "Safe Youth Zone" to help young victims escape. On Tuesday, officials launched a pilot program that prepares police and

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