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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - WA: Arts & Culture

Ebey's Landing on Whidbey Island, Wash., is one of more than 400 historic sites preserved by the National Park Service. (Ashlyn Gehrett/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Groups across the country are calling on Congress to address maintenance costs in national parks in order to save some of America's most historic places. While the National Park Service oversees iconic landscapes such as Mount Rainier National Park, it also preserves historic sites

Artists collaborated with the group Forward Together to create cards for Mamas Day, depicting families of traditionally marginalized communities. (Melanie Cervantes/Forward Together)

REDMOND, Wash. – In recent years, groups that represent marginalized communities have given Mother's Day a makeover. "Mamas Day" was started in 2011 as a way to celebrate moms who typically are left out of the "traditional" maternal depiction. The Strong Families campaign of the social-justi

New research shows children who learn another language could be better at filtering out distracting information. (US Department of Agriculture)

SEATTLE - A new study of bilingual and monolingual toddlers could be reason for Washington parents to share this story in two languages. Research in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology shows children learning two languages perform better at certain problem-solving tasks than their monolin

About half of a person's potential to be happy is genetic, but research says anyone can learn to adjust their outlook for a more positive attitude. (PenMac/morguefile)

SEATTLE – To make “Happy New Year” a reality instead of just a pleasantry, there's scientific research that can point anyone in the direction of a happier life. Some of the tips are common sense – getting enough sleep, exercise and outdoor time, and making time to help othe

Frank Abagnale, the new AARP Fraud Watch Network ambassador, travels the country to advise people about how to protect themselves from identity theft. Credit: Abagnale and Associates.

SEATTLE – Major security breaches are all too common in the retail and corporate world, but individuals can still do their part to minimize the damage to their own lives and bank accounts. That's the message from Frank Abagnale, the new AARP Fraud Watch Network ambassador. He says people are

PHOTO: Seattle gets high marks in new AARP rankings for livability. Anyone can check out the rankings for their town or city online, on AARP's Livability Index. Photo credit: kakisky/morguefile.com.

SEATTLE - What makes a community livable might change depending on the age of the person giving the opinion. At this week's American Planning Association meeting in Seattle, AARP unveils an online "Livability Index" that anyone can use to determine how well any community is meeting specific needs.

PHOTO: Outdoor adventure programs in the summer months help reinforce skills such as math and reading, as kids apply what they've learned in the classroom. Photo credit: Lew K. Miller/iStockphoto.com.
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YAKIMA, Wash. - It's National Summer Learning Day, calling attention to creative ways to prevent brain drain during the summer. The phrase "use it or lose it" applies to kids' reading and math skills, which researchers say erode measurably when they're not in school. A new survey of more than 1,000

PHOTO: If you lived overseas, would you choose Seattle as a vacation destination? Last year, 2.8 million international visitors did. Photo credit: Bosenok/iStockphoto.

SEATTLE – On Thursday, President Barack Obama outlined a push to encourage more international travelers to the United States – to spend money and create local jobs for the Americans who feed them, house them and show them around. Washington state is already ahead of that curve, with al

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