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Today’s the deadline to qualify for this month’s debate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang made it - the only non-white candidate who’ll be on stage. Plus, former Secretary Julián Castro questions the order of primary contests.

Public News Service - NY: Children's

In 2016 the Environmental Protection Agency concluded that all uses of chlorpyrifos are unsafe. (hhendrix/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo took action Wednesday to ban a pesticide that poses significant risks to children's brain development, but time is running out for him to sign a number of environmental bills that have cleared the State Legislature. The United States banned most home uses of

Hundreds of thousands of children end up in hospital emergency rooms every year with toy-related injuries. (Jovan Nikolic/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Choking hazards, loud sounds and hidden toxins are some of the dangers still lurking on toy shelves, according to a new report. The New York Public Interest Research Group's 34th annual "Trouble in Toyland" report says toys have become safer in the past three decades, but some

DACA allows immigrants brought to the United States as children to work and attend school without fear of deportation. (pressmaster/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK – Tomorrow, undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children will be joined by community leaders and allies as they begin a 230 mile "Home is Here" march to Washington D.C. The march is being timed to arrive in the nation's capital on the day the Supreme Court hea

More than 700,000 children in New York State live in areas of concentrated poverty. (Distinctive Images/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY N.Y. – A new report says the percentage of children living in areas of concentrated poverty has dropped in 29 states, but here in New York the numbers remain unchanged. The report, from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, says in 2017, 12% of children nationally lived in areas where 30% of

Between the 2010-11 and 2016-17 school years, the number of homeless New York City school children increased 56%. (vectorfusionart/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK – Rising numbers of New York City school children experience homelessness every year, and that can have a serious impact on their entire educational career. Since 2010, more than 220,000 children in the city have been homeless while enrolled in school – more than half while in

Natural disasters, violent conflicts or epidemics are among the circumstances that prevent TPS and DED recipients from returning safely to their home countries.  (Alex/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK – The Dream Act and American Promise Act, extending permanent protection to millions of immigrants whose legal status is threatened, are on their way to the full U.S. House for a vote. The bills, passed by the House Judiciary Committee yesterday, would extend permanent protection fo

Research confirms that placing foster children with a family they know and trust improves their chances of success. (Pxhere)

NEW YORK – For children who are separated from their parents, child-welfare systems in New York and around the country are putting family first, according to a new report. The Annie E Casey Foundation found that from 2007 to 2017, placements of children and youth with relatives or in family

Children with mental or cognitive disabilities are 4.6 times more likely than other children to be victims of sexual abuse. (Tech. Sgt. Rey Ramon/U.S. Air Force)

NEW YORK — The new year may finally bring the passage of a bill to allow more time for victims of child sexual abuse to file suits against their abusers in New York state – legislation that is especially important for people with disabilities. Children with disabilities are disproporti

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