PNS Daily Newscast - January 20, 2020 

Virginia declares a state of emergency ahead of a pro-gun rally as the nation pauses to celebrate MLK Day.

2020Talks - January 20, 2020 

The New York Times endorsed Senators Elizabeth Warren of MA and Amy Klobuchar of MN. Plus, on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, candidates spoke at a forum about protecting democracy, "a decade after Citizens United."

Public News Service - NH: Youth

CONCORD, N.H. - Reducing childhood obesity, stopping cyber-bullying and expanding access to health care for kids are some of the top concerns for the New Hampshire Child Advocacy Network (NH CAN). The coalition of about 100 nonprofits, foundations and advisors met in Concord recently to compile a li

Concord, NH - To buckle up, or not to buckle up. That is the question in New Hampshire today, as the state House votes on a bill that would require adults to wear automobile seat belts. The state's seat belt law of 2000 that required those under 18 to be restrained in vehicles is being cited as a

Concord, NH - A Christmas prayer for New Hampshire to end poverty comes from Children's Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman, who says it's time to raise a mighty voice to reset what she calls the greed that has led to the current economic downturn. As Edelman points out, the headlines may

Concord, NH - Children committing crimes in New Hampshire are usually battling more than legal issues - they're also battling mental illness. The Sununu Center estimates eight out of ten young people in the state's juvenile justice system have a mental illness. Judges, prosecutors and mental healt

Keene, NH – The stresses of college can take a toll on mental health - and suicide is a concern on campuses. Keene State College is working to keep students mentally healthy. The college has an an intensive program to remove the stigma of mental health issues and address alcohol abuse –

Manchester, NH - With the public school year winding down, groups from environmentalists to child health advocates are urging kids to keep active over summer vacation. The National Wildlife Federation has launched a "green hour" program designed to get kids outside and engaging with nature for at le

Concord, NH - It's time to forget actor Dustin Hoffman's quirky character in the movie "Rain Man" - and find practical and affordable ways to help the growing number of real-life New Hampshire children who live with autism. That's the conclusion of a new report by the New Hampshire Commission on Aut

Peterborough, NH - Some of New Hampshire's neediest children will get a helping hand from the stars of tomorrow -- through the hit television show, "American Idol." The show has named the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) as a beneficiary of its "Idol Gives Back" fundraiser. CDF spokesperson Ashley Whi

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