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PNS Daily Newscast - April 26, 2019 


Former V.P. Joe Biden launches his presidential campaign warning that Trump is a danger to the character of the nation. Also, on our Friday rundown: Six 2020 Dems to speak tomorrow at a forum in Vegas. Plus, thousands of Navajo homes get electricity for the first time.

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Public News Service - WA: Education

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

The Yakima Valley Farm Worker's Clinic provides a safe place for 1,400 young people in eastern Washington to go after school. (Yakima Valley Farm Worker's Clinic)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Advocates for youth development and learning programs outside the classroom will be in Olympia on Tuesday. One priority is to boost the role that after-school and summer programs play in preventing children from getting involved in crime and drug use. Beth Monfils coordina

Washington STEM and its partners want to triple the number of under-represented students in STEM fields by 2030. (Washington STEM)

SEATTLE – How will Washington state diversify its workforce as technology radically changes the jobs landscape? One answer is investment in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, education for underserved students. By 2030, two-thirds of family-sustaining job openings in the E

Mustafa Getahun has been a truck driver for UW Medicine Consolidated Laundry for more than 20 years. (Washington Federation of State Employees)

SEATTLE – University of Washington laundry service workers who will be laid off next year are holding a town hall meeting on campus Thursday. UW Medicine Consolidated Laundry employees are frustrated with the school's decision to close their facility in March, which will leave 100 without wo

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