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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 


Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.


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Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Public News Service - FL: Youth

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,

PHOTO: Nutritionists recommend including some combination of two fruits and two vegetables in a child's lunchbox, and having them help with the selection and lunch-packing process. Photo courtesy of HealthyChild.org.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The start of the school year is just weeks away, and while there's no shortage of the latest backpacks and school supply displays at big box department stores, nutrition experts are reminding parents of the importance of what goes into their child's lunchbox. Nutritionist Dr. Ke

Photo: Kenneth Young was sentenced to four life sentences for a series of armed robberies he committed when he was 14, under the direction of an adult. Courtesy: www.15tolifefilm.com

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today the Florida Senate is scheduled to consider a bill that would bring the state in compliance after two Supreme Court decisions determined the state's juvenile sentencing laws are unconstitutional. It's too little, too late for inmates such as Kenneth Young, who was s

PHOTO: A new report compares how children are progressing on key milestones by state, across racial and ethnic groups. It says in Florida, children of all races need more support to thrive. Photo courtesy Kids Count.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In just four years, children of color are expected to outpace the number of white children in the United States, according to the Census Bureau. A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation asks if those children will be prepared to succeed in their classrooms and beyond

Photo: Ashlee was adopted on Friday at the Manatee County Courthouse. Courtesy: Jennifer Daigle

SARASOTA, Fla. - This week, nine-year-old Ashlee will join her new family around the Thanksgiving table. She and more than 20 other kids were officially adopted Friday at the Manatee County Courthouse. November is National Adoption Awareness Month. According to Ashlee's adoptive father, Bill Schac

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