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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - MN: Education

St. Paul, MN - More than 1,000 people are expected to gather today at the State Capitol in a show of support for kids and early childhood education. Todd Otis, president of Ready-4-K, says the "Voices for Children" rally is intended to raise awareness of the need to help kids enter school ready to l

St. Paul, MN – "Go outside and play" takes on a whole new meaning in Minnesota today, as a plan to get kids into better shape goes before a legislative committee. It would put physical education classes in all schools. House sponsor John Ward says the growing numbers of overweight and obese ki

St. Paul, MN – Stay in school! That's the goal of legislation being introduced today, to raise the age at which a Minnesota teen can drop out of high school from 16 to 18. Senate sponsor Chuck Wiger believes a solid education is the key to success in life. Students drop out for various reason

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

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