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PNS Daily Newscast - November 11, 2019 


Members of Congress take positions ahead of public impeachment hearings; EPA wants to relax coal-ash clean water rules; vets warned to watch for scams; and the good work one Kentucky veteran does.

2020Talks - November 11, 2019 


Today's Veterans Day; of the 45 current and past presidents, 29 have been veterans. Plus, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined Sen. Bernie Sanders in Iowa this weekend for some of the biggest Iowa rallies so far this caucus season, as well as a climate-change summit.

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Public News Service - MN: Family/Father Issues

Gov. Mark Dayton will unveil his state budget next month, and detail is views one what to do with a $1.4 billion surplus. (mn.gov)

MINNEAPOLIS — A group that represents working Minnesotans is asking the state Legislature not to blow the budget surplus on tax breaks for billionaires and big business. AFSCME Council 5 has called on lawmakers to focus investment on economic security. The group's executive director, Eliot S

A new report says Minnesota's child care costs are high, at the same time the number of privately-owned child care centers is dropping. (V. Carter)

MINNEAPOLIS – A new report highlights the cost of child care in each state, and confirms that it's one of the most significant expenses in a family budget. The study by Child Care Aware found the cost of center-based infant care exceeds 7 percent of family income, which is the U.S. Departmen

State employees can take up to six weeks of paid time to be with their newborn or newly adopted child. (OakleyOriginals/flickr.com)

ST PAUL, Minn. -- On Wednesday, Minnesota became the fourth state in the nation to offer state employees paid parental leave. Gov. Mark Dayton approved the plan that allows new parents to take up to six weeks to be with their newborn or adopted child. Licensed childcare facilities in Minnesota don

Studies say early-childhood education has a long-lasting effect on children. (USDA)

MINNEAPOLIS – Six thousand families in Minnesota are on the waiting list to get child-care assistance, and 84 percent of the kids in the state that qualify for the program are not enrolled. The 2016 Minnesota Kids Count Data Book has been released, and it calls for more funding and a two-gener

Infants should only sleep on their backs, and in cribs without blankets, toys or bed rails, experts say. (V.Black)

MINNEAPOLIS – There's an effort under way in Minnesota to make sure parents and child care providers know how to safely put infants to sleep. Cory Woosley, a professional development director with Child Care Aware of Minnesota, explains her job is to make sure every child care provider acros

More than 69 million children are cared for outside the home every weekday in the United States. (Mike Baca)

MINNEAPOLIS – Each weekday in the United States, 69 million children are cared for outside of the home, including 11 million children younger than five years old. Not only is affordable quality care a necessity for all of these families, but emergency plans for child-care providers are critica

Minnesota has the highest number of children living in areas where there aren't enough child care centers, a new study shows. (Mike Baca)

MINNEAPOLIS – A new study shows Minnesota has the highest rate of so-called child care deserts in the country. The Center for American Progress looked at statistics from eight states to compare the number of children under age five to the number of child care facilities. Report author Rash

A survey last year in Minnesota found that more than 9,300 people are considered homeless, and many are families and the elderly. (Veronica Carter)

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Hundreds of people who work to make sure every Minnesotan has a safe, affordable place to call home came together this week in Rochester. The "Facing Forward Together” conference, sponsored by the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, wraps up Thursday. According to

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