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PNS Daily Newscast - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Public News Service - UT: Children's

A new study shows Utah has among the highest rates of Latino children without health insurance in the country. (josecervo/Adobe Stock)

SALT LAKE CITY - The number of Latino children with health insurance in Utah and many other states, which had increased steadily over past decades, is now dropping. A new report by UnidosUS and the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families shows that Utah has one of the highest rates

The Utah Food Bank distributes supplies to more than 200 charitable kitchens and pantries across the state. (kuarmungadd/Adobe Stock)

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah's food banks, which already feed thousands of hungry people a day, are facing high demand and major challenges in the COVID-19 pandemic. Some reports in recent days have said mobile pantries operated by the Utah Food Bank have run out before serving everyone in line, and many

A new report shows the number of children without health insurance, in Utah and across the nation, is on the increase. (AdobeStock)

SALT LAKE CITY - After almost a decade of steady improvement, the number of children without health insurance in Utah and the nation is on the rise again, according to a new report. The study, released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, found that nationally, the r

A bill pending in the Utah Legislature would raise the minimum age to get married in the state from 15 to 18. (Twenty20)

SALT LAKE CITY - A bill aimed at halting child marriages in Utah has been approved by a legislative committee and will advance to the full state House of Representatives. House Bill 234 would ban all marriages in which one or both partners are younger than age 18. Currently, the minimum age to marr

According to GLSEN, transgender students who face hostile school environments are three times more likely to miss school days than other students. (Barbara LN/Flickr)

SALT LAKE CITY – The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah and the Utah Pride Center want teachers, school administrators and policymakers to consider the experiences of transgender students in the classroom. The groups are hosting a training session Thursday about creating welcoming learni

Utah ranks first in the nation for indicators of family and community, with low rates of children in single-parent households and few children living in high-poverty areas. (Flickr)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah ranks sixth in the nation when it comes to children's well being, according to the 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book from The Annie E. Casey Foundation. The annual report released Wednesday shows fewer children in Utah are living in poverty than the nation on average. And Uta

The Human Rights Campaign says policies that promote inclusive school atmospheres are key to protecting LGBTQ teens' well-being. (jglsongs/Flickr)

SALT LAKE CITY — A new survey shows high rates of depression and anxiety among LGBTQ teens nationwide. Advocates say lawmakers could do more to ensure kids aren't bullied because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The Human Rights Campaign surveyed 12,000 kids age 13-17 who ident

A new study on afterschool programs found that nearly one in three Utah students living under the federal poverty level is at risk of continuing to live in poverty as adults. (Pixabay)

SALT LAKE CITY – After-school programs are boosting academic performance for Utah students living below the federal poverty level, according to a new study by the Utah Education Policy Center. After participating in music, sporting or other organized activities for one to three years, kids m

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