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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Public News Service - CA: Youth

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

California cut its number of uninsured children by 55 percent from 2013 to 2015. (Carolina Quezada/NACHC)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California has made the biggest recent gains in the country in getting children signed up for health insurance, according to a new report. Researchers at the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families found the Golden State cut its number of uninsured children

Dressed as Uncle Sam, Andrew Tonkovich, a lecturer in writing, poses with schoolchildren and Mayor Bao Nguyen of Garden Grove at a Prop 55 event at UC-Irvine on Monday. (Fred Glass/California Federation of Teachers)

IRVINE, Calif. – The campaign to pass Proposition 55 is taking a stand on campuses across California this week, with rallies yesterday at UC Irvine and Back Bay High School in Costa Mesa, and two more planned for Santa Cruz on Wednesday and Riverside on Thursday. Proposition 55 would maintai

For-profit ITT Technical Institute closed all 130 of its locations on Tuesday. (Dwight Burdette/Wikimedia Commons)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Consumer advocates are speaking out after ITT Technical Institute closed all 130 of its for-profit schools on Tuesday, including 15 locations in California, leaving 35,000 students in limbo. The move came after the U.S. Department of Education banned ITT from accepting new stud

Advocates for farmworkers, some seen here at a workshop on pesticides in June 2015, say CalEPA hasn't done enough to regulate pesticide spraying near schools. (Californians for Pesticide Reform)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - About 150 farmworkers' families and their advocates plan to rally tomorrow in front of the California state PEA office in Sacramento. The groups are concerned with the toxicity of pesticides applied near schools, and say they've been waiting for the Department of Pesticide Regul

A new study shows 20 percent more kids drink water at school if it is cold and offered with cups. (alvimann/morguefile)

SAN FRANCISCO - A new study offers a simple solution for getting kids to drink more water in schools or child-care settings: Make it more convenient. Researchers from the University of California at San Francisco did an intervention study in 12 middle schools, giving some schools cold-water pitcher

A new study shows that the practice of charging youth as adults varies widely across the state. (Youth Justice Coalition)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The practice of "direct file," in which a prosecutor decides to file adult criminal charges against a youth, varies widely by county and disproportionately affects young people of color, according to

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