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PNS Daily Newscast - January 29, 2020 


Lawmakers in Trump impeachment trial debate whether to hear testimony from Bolton. And California lags in new report on children's well-being.

2020Talks - January 29, 2020 


President Donald Trump unveiled his Middle East peace plan with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu by his side. Some candidates share their views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Public News Service - WA: Youth

Seattle, WA – The average American child spends 900 hours a year in the classroom and 1,500 hours a year watching television, including an estimated 20,000 commercials. From April 21 to April 27, during annual "Turnoff Week," people will be trying to find more creative, productive ways for you

Spokane, WA – Schools may be doing a good job academically, but just because you graduate doesn't mean you're ready for the "real world." Washington is one of five states kicking off a new effort to change that. The "Ready By 21 Challenge" is a nationwide push to get communities, businesses a

Seattle, WA – Washington gets high grades from the American Lung Association for its measures to control smoking, but the Association says there's more to be done. It also warns there may be efforts to weaken anti-tobacco measures. Every year, the ALA ranks states and the federal government o

Olympia, WA – This month, Governor Chris Gregoire has stepped into the ring twice with the federal government. Washington is a party to two lawsuits against the feds. One challenges new restrictions on how states can provide healthcare for low-income children with federal funds; the other woul

White Salmon, WA – Today is "Lights On Afterschool" day, and at least 50 groups and communities in Washington have events planned to show their gratitude to those who provide after-school activities for kids. It's a national celebration to thank the caregivers and programs that provide a few h

Tukwila, WA – Washington educators are unloading on federal lawmakers this week about the "No Child Left Behind" Act. Teachers' unions have dubbed the effort "Congressional Call-In Week," and are using the opportunity to express their opposition to certain proposals being recommended as part o

Washington, DC/Wenatchee, WA - For the children of Washington's migrant workers, a summer job means long hours in the fields and orchards. Kids work alongside their parents to boost the family income, and research shows half of them drop out of high school. Teachers and farmworkers' rights organiza

The U.S. Justice Department says gang violence and gun violence are up among teens, but that doesn't seem to be the case in Washington, where the most recent figures (from 2005) show the lowest juvenile arrest rate since 1982. While Washington doesn't classify crimes as gang-related, that may be cha

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