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PNS Daily News - December 9, 2019 


The Pensacola shooting investigated as an act of terror; Trump faces criticism over so-called anti-Semitic comments; and some local governments adapt to meet the needs of immigrants.

2020Talks - December 9, 2019 


Candidates have a busy week in Iowa, despite a weekend shooting on Pensacola Navy Air Base. Also, candidates start butting heads, notably South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Public News Service - MN: Education

St. Paul, MN – A legislative panel today will consider a measure to put physical education back with the "Three Rs" in Minnesota, creating statewide standards and making PE a graduation requirement. Supporters have invited Dr. John Ratey of Harvard Medical School to testify to the state House

St. Paul, MN - Human services advocates say Governor Tim Pawlenty's spartan state budget proposal will dump at least 65,000 residents out of state-subsidized health care. Pawlenty presented his two-year budget Tuesday, filling a nearly five billion dollar hole with accounting shifts, aid cuts to cit

St. Paul, MN – A statewide commission has released its recommended blueprint for ending poverty in Minnesota by 2020. Former state Senator John Hottinger, who wrote the bill that established the panel, says the result is a comprehensive plan to reduce the barriers that drive so many people int

Minneapolis, MN - Minnesota barely stays in the top ten among states with the lowest teen birth rates. A new study of federal health information shows the state slipped from seventh to tenth in the rate of births to teenaged girls. Brigid Riley, director of the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent

St. Paul, MN – When it comes to spending that is critical for creating educational and economic opportunities, Minnesota is losing ground. The Minnesota Budget Project, an initiative of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, found that state funding for E-12 education, higher education, child ca

Burnsville, MN – Childhood obesity is now the top health concern among American parents – topping even drug abuse and smoking. That's according to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which has launched a national campaign to get kids in shape. The Minnesota spokeswoman for the All

East Lansing, MI - A report card is out on the value of preschool education, in the form of a new study by the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice. It addresses some long-standing questions about the impact of preschool on kids in Minnesota and elsewhere. Study author Steve Barn

St. Paul, MN – Another high-profile teen pregnancy has caught the nation's attention - and not just in political circles. Reports that the unmarried daughter of a vice-presidential candidate is expecting a baby have educators, teen advocates - and young people - discussing what really works in

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