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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

Opponents of a youth jail in King County say it will exacerbate racial disparities in the juvenile justice system. (No New Youth Jail Coalition)

SEATTLE – Opponents of a new youth jail are asking King County to place a moratorium on its construction, which is already underway. No New Youth Jail Coalition delivered a letter to King County Executive Dow Constantine on Monday, urging him to nix the facility. The group and others say the

Students walk out of Eastmont High School in Wenatchee on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland, Fla., shooting. (Elli Delzer)

WENATCHEE, Wash. — Students and other Washingtonians are gearing up to march for their lives this Saturday to protest gun violence. In the Evergreen State, at least 15 "March for Our Lives" protests are planned in solidarity with the largest march in Washington, D.C., where survivors of the

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a case on the DACA program, giving Congress more time to find a solution. (Phil Roeder/Flickr)

SEATTLE – The Supreme Court has rejected the Trump administration's request to bypass a lower court and hear a case on the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The decision gives a reprieve to more than 700,000 recipients of DACA, including 19,000 in Washington state w

The YMCA's Youth and Government program in Washington sate convenes a youth legislature at the state Capitol. (Jim Bowen/Flickr)

SEATTLE – With the constant flow of political news in daily life, civics education is as important as it has ever been for young people. In Washington state, groups and politicians are pushing for more of it - in and out of the classroom. The Council on Public Legal Education is holding the

Frequent and thorough hand washing is critical to prevent the spread of viruses like the flu. (gentle07/Pixabay)

SEATTLE – How sick is sick enough to stay home from school or work? With so many obligations, the decision can be tough, but it's also vitally important during flu season. Already, 20 people have died from the flu in Washington state this season, according to health officials. Dr. Angie

About 52,000 children in Washington state get some funding for health coverage through CHIP, which is known as Apple Health for Kids. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

SEATTLE – A last-minute deal in Congress to provide short-term funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program hasn't done much to alleviate stress for states and parents going into the new year. CHIP is one of the main funding streams, along with Medicaid and state funding, for Washingt

After-school and summer programs are helping Washington children develop both career and coping skills, according to a report to the State Legislature. (Sparkwind Movement)

SEATTLE – Washington state is improving programs for children after school and in the summer, according to a report to the Legislature, which agreed to help fund the programs. When programs are properly funded and work right, they can improve children's academic, social and emotional abiliti

College students should be weary of the bombardment of credit card offers they will get. (PixelMakerEric/Pixabay)

SEATTLE -- It's an exciting time of year for students heading off to college for the first time, but with that independence comes new responsibilities. One of the most important is financial responsibilities. Every student - whether they are living off student loans, a part-time job, or checks fro

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