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PNS Daily Newscast - November 13, 2018. 


Californian’s now facing a pair of wildfires; Also on the Tuesday rundown: Higher education in New Jersey: a racial split; plus food resources still available despite the “public charge” proposal.

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Public News Service - NY: Children's Issues

Tests of backyard soil in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, found lead levels at or above legal limits for bare soil. (National Wildlife Federation)

NEW YORK – A project in Brooklyn has some simple tips for parents to reduce their children's risk of exposure to lead contamination in soil. Greenpoint, Brooklyn, has a long history of industrial pollution as well as residue from lead paint and vehicle exhaust. The soil is contaminated with

Chlorpyrifos is used extensively on apples and other fruits and vegetables. (Skitterphoto/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – A federal court will determine if the EPA should be ordered to ban a pesticide linked to brain damage in children. Seven states and a coalition of environmental and labor groups made final arguments before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Monday in their challenge to the EPA's ref

Some students reported spending five to six hours on tests designed to last only two hours. (tjevans/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Educators say recent problems with high-stakes testing in New York's public schools highlight the need for change. New York State United Teachers, the union representing educators across the state, has released a report called "The Tyranny of Testing," a compilation of first-han

One study found that low-risk youth put on probation were 50 percent more likely to re-offend. (Jess.xn/Twenty20)

NEW YORK — A new report says reforming probation practices for juveniles could increase their chances for success. In the past 20 years, juvenile justice system reforms have led to far fewer young people being held in juvenile detention centers. But the report from the Annie E. Casey Foundat

The proposed cut to the Childrenís Health Insurance Program makes up almost half of the administrationís rescission package.  (@lira_n4/Twenty20)

NEW YORK – Faced with looming budget deficits, the Trump administration is looking to cut federal spending by some $15 billion, with almost half coming from the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). In the past six months, Congress and the White House have enacted tax cuts and spending

Terminating Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans will affect 190,000 children who are U.S. citizens. (quinntheislander/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – Immigrants' advocates are condemning the Trump administration's announcement that it is ending Temporary Protected Status for immigrants from El Salvador. The move will officially end the status in September 2019 and will affect about 200,000 Salvadorans who have lived in the U.S.

The state needs to increase education funding by $1.5 billion next year to maintain current services to students, according to a new report. (ArtisticOperations/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. – A new report says New York State needs to increase education funding by $2 billion next year. The report from the Educational Conference Board says the state will need to spend an additional $1.5 billion for 2018 to 2019 just to maintain the same level of educational services fo

Almost 685,000 New York children were enrolled in CHIP in 2016. (Semevent/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – The House of Representatives on Friday approved a bill to refinance the Children's Health Insurance Program, but the funding is still in doubt. Nationwide, 9 million children, including almost 685,000 in New York, get their health insurance through CHIP. Funding for the program

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