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PNS Daily Newscast - May 17, 2019 


West Coast immigrants' rights groups pan President Trump’s new immigration proposal as “elitist.” Also on the Friday rundown: Consumer advocates want stronger energy-efficiency standards. And we'll take you to a state that ranks near the bottom for senior mental health.

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Public News Service - WA: Family/Father Issues

Bills have been introduced in the Washington state House and Senate that would give workers paid family and medical leave. (Pexels/Pixabay)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Bills have been introduced in both the Washington state House and Senate to give new parents and those who are sick or caring for a loved one paid time off from work. A coalition of legislators, business owners, parents and advocates announced the proposal to bring paid family

A new study finds children pick up on signals of nonverbal biases among adults. (Stephan Hochhaus/Flickr)

SEATTLE – It's sometimes unclear how much goes over kids' heads and how much they're absorbing. But according to research from the University of Washington, children as young as four could be picking up nonverbal social biases from adults. Allison Skinner, lead author of the research, said t

A study says more than 80 percent of Washingtonians support a paid family leave program in the state.(PublicDomainPictures/Pixabay)

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Access to paid family and medical leave should be a priority, according to a new survey. The study, funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, found support among registered voters across every demographic, with 82 percent saying they consider paid family leave "important

Doctors want to open a dialogue with parents about children's vaccination decisions as the school year begins. (Wr52351/Flickr)

SEATTLE – The school year has started, and the State of Washington is asking that school-age children be up-to-date on their immunizations against such highly-contagious diseases as measles. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommends a number of vaccinations aside from thos

Washingtonians should keep in mind that water temperatures still are cold even though it's summer. (pixabay)

LYNNWOOD, Wash. — After months spent behind gray clouds, the sun has finally appeared and is shining on the Northwest. That means families across Washington will be playing outside and in the water. But parents should keep in mind some tips to make sure their children play safe. It's importa

Although the threat from Zika is low in the Northwest, women are still being cautioned about sexual transmission of the virus. (pixabay)

SEATTLE, Wash. - As temperatures rise this summer, the threat of the Zika virus looms for many Americans. The risk of contracting the virus in the Northwest is low; the two species of mosquitoes that carry the disease don't typically travel farther north than California's Bay Area. However, contract

Olympic Peninsula YMCAs are using school gardens to teach children during the summer. (Growing Great/flickr)
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SEATTLE - Children who rely on school meal programs often struggle with hunger over the summer, when access to meal programs is limited. According to a report from the Food Research and Action Center, Washington saw a 27 percent increase in average participation per day in summer nutrition programs

Encouraging Dad to get his annual health checkup is one caring gesture for Father's Day this Sunday.  (Jeremyyablan/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE - As Father's Day approaches, sons and daughters might be thinking about how to help keep their fathers healthy, which is not always an easy task. A study by the American Academy of Family Physicians shows men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor in the last year.

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