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PNS Daily Newscast - June 18, 2019 


Iran threatens to exceed the uranium enrichment limit agreed to under a 2015 nuclear deal. Also on today's rundown: More results of a new report on children's well-being; and a North Carolina Jewish congregation returns to its synagogue after sharing a local church.

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Public News Service - WA: Education

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

Washington state Lawmakers considered a bill earlier in the session that would have invested $500 million in community and technical colleges. (Robert Ashworth/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Frustrated over a lack of investment from lawmakers, community and technical college staff from across Washington state are gathering in Olympia to call for action. Members of the American Federation of Teachers of Washington will be in the capital on Wednesday for an inform

A federal grant program funds after-school and summer opportunities such as this one in White Salmon for nearly 18,000 Washington kids. (School's Out Washington)

SEATTLE — For the third year in a row, the Trump administration has proposed eliminating funding for after-school and summer-learning programs. President Donald Trump's proposed 2020 budget cuts funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program by $1.2 billion. In the past, Tru

More than half of Washington state child care centers had unfilled positions in 2018, according to research. (darby/Twenty20)

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state lawmakers are laying out plans to make child care more affordable and accessible. The Child Care Access Now Act sets out a few goals for the state, aiming to establish universal access to child care for all families by 2025 and cap expenses at 7 percent of a

House Bill 1300 would establish the Reinvest in Our Colleges program to support community and technical colleges. (AFT WA)

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Community and technical colleges are calling for investment from Washington state lawmakers this legislative session. Staff at community and technical colleges have launched the Reinvest in Our Colleges campaign and are asking for $500 million in permanent funding over the nex

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