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PNS Daily Newscast - September 21, 2018 


We’re covering stories from around the nation including a victory for safety for nuclear site workers; President Trump chastises Republicans for not securing border wall funding; and a predicted spike in population fuels concerns about the need for care.

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Public News Service - WA: Youth Issues

About 70 percent of kids drop out of sports by age 13 because they don't find it fun, according to a survey. (TonyTheTigersSon/Twenty20)

SEATTLE — The start of the school year also means the fall sports season is up and running. But are young people in athletics being pushed too hard? Major League Baseball All-Star Nomar Garciaparra and former Seattle Mariners prospect Aaron Trolia believe so, and that's why they've started t

The Land and Water Conservation Fund has helped protect part of the world-renowned Olympic National Park. (Sean O'Neill/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Some U.S. military veterans want Congress to permanently reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a program that protects access to public lands and recreation that is set to expire at the end of September. The Vet Voice Foundation says the program helps keep

Seattle high school student and event organizer Jamie Margolin wants the Zero Hour Youth Climate March to be an inclusive movement. (Zero Hour Seattle)

SEATTLE – Young people around the world are standing up this Saturday to tell leaders to act on climate change before it's too late. The Zero Hour Youth Climate March is being organized by Seattle high school student Jamie Margolin; she'll be leading the main march in Washington DC. Sister m

The environmental movement typically is aimed at recruiting young people. (Edward Kimmel/Flickr)

PULLMAN, Wash. – A new study suggests most people don't stay environmentally conscious as they get older. Researchers analyzed data from the General Social Survey, a large questionnaire that's been around since the 1970s, and found folks become less willing to fund environmental protections

Free summer meal programs are helping working families, who spend an extra $300 on food when school is out. (School's Out Washington)

SEATTLE – Summer break is approaching in Washington state, which also means many families can't rely on school for a meal during the day. Schools and summer programs will be stepping up to fill the gap with free summer meals. Marci Asher is the executive director of the Urban Family Center i

King County partners with Choose 180, a diversion program for youths charged with low-level crimes. (Choose 180)

SEATTLE – This month, King County announced it's in the process of moving juvenile justice to its public health division. What does this actually mean for young people and communities in the Seattle area? Sean Goode is the executive director of Choose 180, a diversion program for youths char

Teens in Tukwila, Wash., are getting a taste of leadership, meeting and speaking with elected officials. (Rachel Samanyi/Flickr)

TUKWILA, Wash – A youth movement has emerged in the discussion about gun control. In Washington state, young people are making their voices heard, too. One program in particular is serving as a model for ways to get the next generation involved in local decision-making. Teens for Tukwila pro

King County officials say the current youth detention center needs to be replaced because it is run down. (J/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Protests against a new youth detention center in King County continued this week, with opponents blocking the construction site and the office of King County Executive Dow Constantine. Protesters from No New Youth Jail say plans for the new facility run counter to the county's commit

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