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PNS Daily Newscast - January 20, 2020 


Virginia declares a state of emergency ahead of a pro-gun rally as the nation pauses to celebrate MLK Day.

2020Talks - January 20, 2020 


The New York Times endorsed Senators Elizabeth Warren of MA and Amy Klobuchar of MN. Plus, on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, candidates spoke at a forum about protecting democracy, "a decade after Citizens United."

Public News Service - WA: Youth

The Zone Project is helping to provide summer programs for children, including free swimming lessons. (Jene Ray/Northeast Community Center)

SPOKANE, Wash. -- An innovative initiative is seeking to lift up an entire neighborhood - and could become a model for other Washington state communities. The Zone Project wants to close the opportunity gap in northeast Spokane, an underserved and low-income area of the city where more than four i

The school bus drivers' union in Renton pushed back against longer hours and won. (Stuart Monk/Adobe Stock)

RENTON, Wash. – School bus drivers in Washington state say unions have helped them receive livable wages and fair working conditions. For the American Federation of Teachers of Washington's local affiliation in Renton, negotiations paid off in its recent contract signing. Renton president

Tacoma's after-school program Write 253 helps students prepare for the team slam poetry competition Louder Than a Bomb. (Johnny Schuler)

TACOMA, Wash. – It's Lights On Afterschool Day, a celebration of the expanded learning opportunities available to children after the final school bell. In Washington state, more than 180,000 kids are in after-school programs, but they're outnumbered by the number of kids who are alone or unsu

Health experts want educators and school staff to consider self-care practices to reduce stress from their demanding work. (Kaiser Permanente)

SEATTLE – Students are back in school and, while much of the education focus is on children, staff members also are back at work – and they're feeling the stress of the job. According to a Gallup poll, 46% of teachers feel high daily stress, which ties them with nurses for the most in

More than two dozen protests are scheduled across Washington state for Friday's Global Climate Strike. (DisobeyArt/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE – Young people are leading the world in strikes on Friday to demand action on climate change. Students and workers are walking out in solidarity as part of the Global Climate Strike. It's taking place before the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York on Monday. Olivia S

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was the first presidential candidate to call for a climate-focused debate. (International Institute for Sustainable Development/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Young people are leading the growing calls for the Democratic National Committee to allow a presidential primary debate on climate change. DNC officials so far have resisted the stand alone debate, saying they would have to hold other single issue contests as well. But supporters

Summer learning could help close the achievement gap for low-income students who typically don't have access to summer programs. (Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas)

SEATTLE — It's Summer Learning Week, a celebration of the importance of education while school is out. Programs across Washington state are dedicated to helping kids avoid the effects of summer learning loss, which can leave some students behind at the beginning of the next academic year. E

Families spend about $300 more each month on meals during the summer, compared with their food costs during the school year. (Aleksei Potov/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE — While summer provides a break from school, it also can be a season of hunger for some kids. A bill in Congress could help address this issue. Congressman Rick Larsen, D-Wash., is co-sponsoring the Summer Meals Act of 2019 to better integrate summer education and meals programs and

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