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PNS Daily News - December 11, 2019 


U.S. House to vote on two articles of impeachment; $1.4 trillion in planned oil & gas development said to put the world in "bright red level" of climate crisis; anti-protest legislation moves forward in Ohio; "forest farming" moves forward in Appalachia; and someone's putting cowboy hats on pigeons in Nevada.

2020Talks - December 11, 2019 


18 years ago today, China joined the WTO. Now, China's in a trade war with the U.S. Also, House Democrats and the Trump administration made a deal to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

Public News Service - MN: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The teen pregnancy rate in Minnesota is now the lowest on record, according to a new report on adolescent sexual health. While girls from communities of color are still two to five times more likely than white girls to experience a teen pregnancy, rates have fallen for all groups.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Listen up, parents, educators and youth leaders! Science says you really do make a difference in preventing teen pregnancy. Michael Resnick, director of the University of Minnesota Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center, says that for the last generation of American

MINNEAPOLIS - As Americans celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., African-American leaders locally and nationally are calling for action to help the nation's black children. Two newly released reports commissioned by the Children's Defense Fund chronicle a growing crisis in the black c

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The teen birth rate in Minnesota has dropped, and it's part of a national trend. According to a report just released by the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the national teen birth rate dropped 6 percent, hitting a new historic low: 39.1 births per thousand teenagers in 2

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Pregnancy among teen-age girls has been the subject of public concern for decades, and a new state-by-state report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights another factor; huge racial disparities in teen birth rates. Minnesota ranks among the ten state

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Some health education advocates are dismayed that Minnesota passed up more than $850,000 in federal funds for comprehensive sex education - money that was available without requiring matching state dollars. It came about due to an executive order signed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty this we

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The new Kids Count Data Book out today from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks Minnesota second in the nation for child well-being, but the results aren't necessarily a cause for celebration. The state has 26,000 more children living in poverty than at the beginning of the decade,

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Today marks an historic new investment in the efforts to prevent teen pregnancy. Pres. Obama plans to sign a bill that will offer more than $100 million in new competitive grants for what are called 'evidence-based' teen pregnancy prevention programs. Advocates consider it a major

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