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PNS Daily Newscast - January 24, 2020 


The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continues; and KY lawmakers press ahead on requiring photo IDs for voters.

2020Talks - January 24, 2020 


Businessman Tom Steyer and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the two billionaires in the Democratic primary, have spent far more than the rest of the Democratic hopefuls combined. But Steyer also uses grassroots tactics. What do other candidates and voters think about the influence of money in elections?

Public News Service - ME: Youth

GRAPHIC: Public and private efforts to lift Maine’s children out of poverty should take a two-generation approach, according to a new Annie E. Casey KIDS COUNT policy report. Graphic credit: Pixabay.

PORTLAND, Maine - Public and private efforts to lift Maine's children out of poverty should take a "two-generation" approach, according to a new Annie E. Casey KIDS COUNT policy report. The report says parents should be given the tools and skills to get on track to better economic opportunities if

PHOTO: Educate Maine, a group of business leaders, has issued its annual report of 10 indicators it believes best measure Maine’s educational performance -- and 10 goals for 5 years from now. Photo courtesy of Educate Maine.

PORTLAND, Maine – Maine has a new report card evaluating its education system, issued by a group of the state's business leaders. The annual Education Indicators report, released by Educate Maine, shows 10 areas along the pipeline from preschool through post-secondary that the group says mak

PHOTO: Maine could follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington in legalizing recreational marijuana use by 2016, according to advocates who have gotten pro-pot initiatives on the ballot in Lewiston and South Portland next month. Photo credit: Mark Scheerer.

PORTLAND, Maine – Maine could follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington and legalize recreational marijuana use by 2016, according to advocates who have gotten pro-pot initiatives on the ballot in two Maine cities next month. Voters in Lewiston and South Portland will be able to cas

GRAPHIC: The fiscal benefits from high-quality early childhood care and education are being addressed currently from the White House to the State House in Augusta. Advocates in Maine are using new research to press for investment in early learning in the private and public sectors. Courtesy MELIG.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The fiscal benefits from high-quality early childhood care and education are being acknowledged by the state House and the White House. A report from the Maine Early Learning Investment Group shows the total lifetime fiscal benefit of participating in a high-quality early care and

PHOTO: Harvesting carrots at Wolfe's Neck Farm in Freeport. The Maine Coast Heritage Trust's Teen Agriculture Program benefitted from the Quality of Place Initiative. Courtesy Devin Altobello.

ELLSWORTH, Maine - Saving fish populations described as "at rock bottom;" helping kids learn how to grow vegetables in three-foot by five-foot gardens; and turning a vacant lot in the town of Biddeford into a public park and gathering place: just some of the wide-ranging work to come out of the Qual

AUGUSTA, Maine - A new report contains a double dose of good news, both for young people who run afoul of the law and for Maine taxpayers concerned about crime. The nation is moving away from locking up young offenders, according to a study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which found that the y

Job creation was an emphasis of President Obama's State of the Union address. In Maine, students are being urged in a new program to pursue available - and proliferating - jobs in computers and technology. Photo courtesy Project>Login

BANGOR, Maine - President Obama emphasized job creation in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. When reports abound of college graduates living back at home, looking for jobs and saddled with student loan debt, it's hard to believe there are jobs waiting to be filled in Maine by trained com

A joint committee of Maine state legislators is being honored for its across-the-aisle cooperation. Photo courtesy Maine legislature

PORTLAND, Maine – Here's something you don't hear about everyday: state legislators being honored for their across-the-aisle cooperation. Last May, the Maine Legislature’s Joint Education and Cultural Affairs Committee wrapped up several years of study, debate and compromise to pass a

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