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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Public News Service - TX: Family/Father Issues

AUSTIN, Texas - When Texas began certifying juvenile lawbreakers as adults in the 1970s, the idea was that only the most hardened youths - "super-predators" immune to juvenile rehabilitation efforts - would be treated as adult criminals. That is not the way it has panned out, according to youth advo

AUSTIN, Texas - The number of Texas children living in communities with high concentrations of poverty increased by 43 percent during the last decade, according to a report released today. Several factors are responsible, says Frances Deviney, senior research associate at the Center for Public Poli

DALLAS - Perhaps no political issue fired up more Texans in 2011 than did the problems of the state's school financing system, and it shows no signs of moving to the back burner in 2012. It started with billions of dollars of cuts to education aid. Now, more than half of the state's school districts

AUSTIN, Texas - At first glance, the latest federal figures on U.S. child maltreatment generally are encouraging - but not in Texas, where the number of official reports of abuse and neglect increased somewhat from 2008 to 2010, the last year tracked by the Department of Health and Human Services.

AUSTIN, Texas - A dark side to the holiday season is the rising number of sexual assaults. A new program offers free, confidential legal assistance to Texas victims. Only about 18 percent report attacks, so the vast majority of victims don't receive help from the criminal justice system, according t

SAN ANTONIO - The legal battle against Texas' school-funding system is heating up. On Tuesday, a coalition of parents and non-wealthy school districts filed suit in a Travis County district court, claiming state education aid is inadequate and unfairly distributed. Previous lawsuits have challenged

DALLAS - A new coalition of education, civil-rights and faith-based activists says many Texas schools are behind the curve when it comes to disciplinary policies. Recent studies have shown that a heavy reliance on expulsions and suspensions tends to be counter-productive. Still, most districts leave

AUSTIN, Texas - A non-scientific survey of more than 3,000 school employees across Texas seems to reveal a significant, system-wide decline in morale following this year's state budget cuts, according to Linda Bridges. She is the president of Texas AFT, the union that conducted the online survey. "

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