PNS Daily Newscast - August 16, 2019.
Charter-school reforms are in the works; and green-card applicants face hurdles with new federal changes. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes, "This is PNS.")
St. Paul, MN – A new study finds Minnesota isn't making good enough use of the national School Breakfast Program, even though starting the day off with a good, healthy breakfast helps kids learn. Colleen Moriarty, executive director of Hunger Solutions Minnesota, says the breakfast program wor
St. Paul, MN – It's a disturbing trend, according to teen advocates. New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the teen birth rate is rising, for the first time since 1991. Minnesota teen advocate Brigid Riley, with the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy
St. Paul, MN – Are Minnesota hospital patients getting the best care available? Maybe not, according to a report to be released today. Carrie Mortrud with the Minnesota Nurses Associationsays it finds many healthcare facilities may not have enough qualified staff to meet patients' needs. "We
Minneapolis, MN – A new report finds programs that focus solely on abstinence aren't working, even though they're getting the lion's share of federal funding for sex education in schools. Lorie Alveshure, policy director for the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Par
Duluth, MN – Governor Pawlenty has designated today "Financial Freedom Day" in Minnesota, to encourage people to watch their spending, and to help those in debt get out. Financial counselor Jody Anderson says the key is to have a financial plan, and stick to it -- which means not spending more
St. Paul, MN – Picket lines are up this morning outside five University of Minnesota campuses after clerical, technical, and health workers went on strike Wednesday morning over a wage dispute. Eliot Seide with AFSCME Council 5, the union that represents the workers, says it's about keeping up