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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 - WA: Education

Tuition at Washington state's four-year universities is more than three times higher than it was five decades ago. (Africa Studio/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE - College students heading back to Washington classrooms continue to face a challenge their parents likely did not: high tuition costs. Although costs have dipped slightly since 2012, they're still far higher than in 1965. Aaron Keating, managing director of the Economic Opportunity Institu

Clinics in schools that can address both physical and mental-health issues can lower absenteeism and improve student outcomes. (Leonid/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE - Some Washington state students going back to school this year will have more than a school nurse as a health resource. School-based health centers provide a variety of care, including mental-health therapy, physical exams and even dental care. The clinics already are prominent in King Cou

Summer learning could help close the achievement gap for low-income students who typically don't have access to summer programs. (Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas)

SEATTLE — It's Summer Learning Week, a celebration of the importance of education while school is out. Programs across Washington state are dedicated to helping kids avoid the effects of summer learning loss, which can leave some students behind at the beginning of the next academic year. E

The darker shades on the map represent the highest shaking hazard and the black lines represent potentially active faults in Washington. (Washington state Department of Natural Resources)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Ground-shaking new research finds many Washington state public schools are at high risk of serious damage in an earthquake. The Washington Geologic Survey's School Seismic Safety Project looked at 222 schools across the state, or about 5% of the total. It found that in a m

The Annie E. Casey Foundation places Washington state 29th in education in its annual report. (Annie E. Casey Foundation)

SEATTLE – Washington state still has more progress to make on child well-being, according to a new report. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book ranks the Evergreen State 16th overall in its measure of how children are doing in four categories: economic well-being, educat

Washington state students walked away from financial reality fairs with a new appreciation for their parents. (Kalani/Adobe Stock)

RICHLAND, Wash. — Northwest credit unions are giving high school students a taste of real-world budgeting. About 800 Washington state high school students attended financial reality fairs sponsored by local credit unions across the state this year, providing young people a crash course in mana

One in 10 eighth graders tried e-cigarettes in 2018, according to a Washington state survey. (aleksandr_yu/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE – With the number of teenagers who use e-cigarettes rising, what can parents do to stop the trend? According to the 2018 Washington State Healthy Youth Survey, 30% of 12th graders in the state used vaping products, up from 20% in 2016. Dr. Susanna Block, a pediatrician with Kaiser

At least 14 community and technical colleges have actions planned to send a message to Washington state lawmakers about funding their schools. (Rachel Samanyi/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Faculty, staff and their supporters at several state community and technical colleges in Washington are walking out today to urge the state Legislature to boost funding for their schools. Faculty and administrators at community and technical colleges say the state needs to f

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