PNS Daily Newscast - June 20, 2019 

The Trump administration finalizes a coal-friendly emissions rule for power plants. Also on today's rundown: A new development in the debate over the 2020 Census citizenship question; and why "Juneteenth" is an encore celebration in Florida and other states.

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Public News Service - UT: Family/Father Issues

Planned Parenthood rally in August at the Utah statehouse protesting Gov. Gary Herbert's decision to cut off funding.  (Planned Parenthood Association of Utah)

SALT LAKE CITY - Women's health advocates are slamming a judge's decision Tuesday to allow the state of Utah to cut off $273,000 a year in federal funds to Planned Parenthood. Gov. Gary Herbert blocked the grants in August, indicating outrage over undercover videos purporting to show Planned Paren

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation make recommendations to help states improve foster care. (kakisky/morguefile)

SALT LAKE CITY - Kids in foster care don't just need a place to live they need a family to love them in good times and bad, now and in the future so the system needs to do a better job of vetting potential foster parents. That's one finding of a report from the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initi

Utah is launching a new program to better children's lives called Evidence2Success. Courtesy: Annie E. Casey Foundation

SALT LAKE CITY - Kearns Township in Salt Lake County is gearing up to launch a new program called Evidence2Success that takes a hard look at what's going on in kids' lives, then focuses attention on the solutions that show the most promise. The program uses data from the state SHARP survey which

Nancy Madsen-Wilkerson, Utah's 2015 Portrait of Care honoree, with a painting of her and her mother. Credit: AARP Utah

SALT LAKE CITY - November is Family Caregiver Month and AARP is celebrating by recognizing the 40 million Americans who help older parents, spouses and other loved ones live independently at home. Laura Polacheck, communications director with AARP Utah, says the 336,000 Utahns who selflessly give

PHOTO: Reporting suspected child abuse and raising awareness of services available to help victims of abuse is the goal of a campaign underway in Utah and around the U.S. throughout the month of April. Photo courtesy of Prevent Child Abuse Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY - Raising awareness about the services available to help rescue victims of child abuse in Utah and around the nation is the goal of a national campaign underway this month. Carrie Jensen, associate director of Prevent Child Abuse Utah, says National Child Abuse Prevention Month encou

PHOTO: Working with parents and children together, rather than separately, may help advance efforts to end the cycle of poverty in Utah and across the nation. That's the finding of a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Photo credit: Utah Department of Human Services.

SALT LAKE CITY - Efforts to end the cycle of poverty in Utah may advance if policymakers focus on a two-generation approach that involves parents and children. That's the conclusion of a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Terry Haven, deputy director with Voices for Utah Children, says

PHOTO: With additional state and federal dollars, Utah's UPSTART program is expecting to help several thousand more children get an early start on learning. Photo credit: U.S. Army.

SALT LAKE CITY - Millions of dollars in new state and federal funding is expected to help thousands of Utah children get an educational head start. Claudia Miner, vice president of development with the nonprofit Waterford Institute, said over the next year, her organization's UPSTART program could h

PHOTO: A new report shows more than 30-percent of Utah households are financially insecure. Photo credit: U-S Department of the Treasury.

SALT LAKE CITY – Nearly one in three Utah households is living paycheck-to-paycheck, with little or no financial safety net, according to the Corporation for Enterprise Development. The CEFD's annual Assets and Opportunity Scorecard shows that 32 percent of households don't have enough saving

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