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PNS Daily Newscast - September 30, 2020 


Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.


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Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Public News Service - WA: Youth

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

Port Orchard, WA - Washington's rural communities and military towns have the most critical needs for after-school care as a safe alternative to kids staying home alone, but money is tight and the governor's new budget barely mentions after-school care. Fewer than half of the state's childcare ce

Olympia, WA - More low-income kids are eating breakfast at school these days in Washington, and children's advocates say that's a good thing. They used to have to pay a small fee, and for some, it meant the difference between eating or not. However, this is the first year the State of Washington has

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