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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2020 


Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 


Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Public News Service - FL: Youth

A new study from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families demonstrates the beneficial role Medicaid has played in the lives and health of Florida children since its passage in 1965. Credit: Pamela Moore/iStockphoto.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Medicaid turns 50 this week, and a new study shows it has dramatically decreased the percentage of uninsured children in the U.S. in recent years, going from 14 percent down to seven percent. The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families examined data on Ameri

A new report finds Florida 37th in the nation in overall child well-being, with 24 percent of the state's children living in poverty. Credit: Cheryl Holt/Morguefile.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida is ranked 37th in the country for overall child well-being, according to a new report from the nonprofit Annie E. Casey Foundation. In one of the report's more dramatic findings, the Kids Count Data Book ranks Florida at 45th, near the bottom of the list compared t

PHOTO: The Our Tomorrow Campaign will survey LGBTQ Americans at Pride events and online. Photo credit: morguefile/mxruben

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – June is LGBTQ Pride month, and Equality Florida is fanning out to Pride events all over the state to introduce the Our Tomorrow campaign. It's a survey and social media effort created by a national organization, Equality Federation, to identify the issues that matter most

PHOTO: A new report finds 86 percent of eligible children in Florida don't get free summer lunches. Photo credit: morguefile/fidlerjan
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Eighty-six percent of children in Florida who qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch in summer don't participate, according to a report recently released by the Food Research and Action Center. Debra Susie, president and chief executive of Florida Impact, who runs the state's

PHOTO: A family setting for Florida's foster children is key to ensuring their success later in life, according to a report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - According to a report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, of the more than 18,000 children in Florida's foster care system, 86 percent are placed within a family setting – slightly higher than the national average. Many of those children who remain in a grou

Florida currently bans guns on college campuses, but some lawmakers want to change that. Photo credit: flickr/Creative Commons/Scott Beale<br />

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Even as university presidents, campus police and student government leaders rose up against it, the Florida Senate's Higher Education Committee has given its approval to a controversial bill (SB 176) that would allow concealed firearms on college campuses. State Rep. Mich

Photo: The percentage of uninsured Hispanic children in Florida is above the national average, according to the report released by the National Council of La Raza and Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Photo credit: National Council of La Raza and Georgetown University Center for Children and Families
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Many Hispanic children in Florida are eligible for health coverage, but aren't able to access it, according to a report released this week by the National Council of La Raza and Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. While the number of uninsured Hispanic

PHOTO: More than half of teens surveyed for the Pew Research Internet Project said they'd observed instances of cyber-bullying. Photo courtesy www.bullyingeducation.org.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Bullying is no longer a behavior that happens mostly on the playground or the school bus. Social media is providing online channels for negative interactions between children, with more than half of teens reporting they have witnessed online bullying. Experts like Peggy Caruso,

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