PNS Daily Newscast -August 16, 2018 

Trump responds to a critic by revoking the security clearance of a former CIA director. Also on the Thursday rundown: farm groups urge speedy passage of the Farm Bill; and newspapers nationwide publish editorials denouncing anti-press rhetoric.

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Public News Service - WA: Philanthropy

Group Health is celebrating the annual Healthy Kids Day by giving away 4,000 helmets. (pixabay)

SEATTLE - Kids can find the helmet that fits on Saturday at YMCAs in western Washington. The Ys are celebrating Healthy Kids Day, and Group Health Cooperative is joining them to promote bike safety by giving away 4,000 helmets. Dr. Matt Handley, medical director for quality at Group Health, said ch

Shuttle services, meals at senior centers and other places for older people to socialize will go without United Way funding in King County starting next year. (Bryan Ilyankoff)

SEATTLE - It may be the season of giving, but United Way of King County has told about 30 groups it's taking away money in the new year, from programs that serve older people and those with disabilities - and they aren't happy about it. United Way informed the groups it is shifting almost $1.8 mill

PHOTO: Holiday generosity is a Washington tradition, but nowadays it's smart to check everything out before you buy or donate, from cash gift cards to shopping websites, to the charities seeking end-of-year contributions. Photo credit: Batman2000/

OLYMPIA, Wash. - It's fine to put a few dollars in the red Salvation Army kettles this time of year, but if you're planning larger contributions to charity, there's more to be done than opening a wallet. Holiday giving is one of the areas where well-meaning Washingtonians and their money are easily

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OLYMPIA, Wash. - One in three Washington residents makes time for some kind of volunteer activity during the year, and the value of these time contributions totals an impressive $5.6 billion. Today, the state is saying "thanks." On Volunteer Appreciation Day, Gov. Jay Inslee is honoring 44 people i

PHOTO: Washington will be doing more in the next two years to expose young people to the fun and practical sides of
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SEATTLE - Washington is getting more funding to introduce kids to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the hours beyond the school day. A $120,000 two-year grant will be used to train more after-school program providers and connect them with experts in STEM-related fields. Krista Ga

PHOTO: As an attorney and, later, a state Supreme Court Justice, Tom Chambers told people that

SEATTLE - Retired state Supreme Court Justice Tom Chambers, who died of cancer on Dec. 11, is being honored today. From working in his father's gas station in the Yakima Valley to 12 years on the state's highest court (2000-2012), Tom Chambers never forgot his roots and made a difference both on and

PHOTO: Bus drivers and mechanics from the Renton School District enjoy their time at the Renton Community Suppers so much that they've made it a monthly volunteer commitment. Photo courtesy Darlene Larsen.

RENTON, Wash. - Christmas is on a Wednesday this year, but many Wednesdays will be special days in the New Year for the bus drivers and mechanics of the Renton School District, in the suburban area south of Seattle. They spend one Wednesday evening a month helping to prepare and serve the Renton Com

SEATTLE – If you gave money to a charity and less than half actually got there, you might be concerned about where the rest went. But that's what happened last year to Washingtonians' money that was donated through professional fund-raisers. Jean Mathisen, who directs AARP's Fraud Fighter Ca

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