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PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2020 


Six Democratic presidential contenders face off in Nevada; and ballot security issues in play.

2020Talks - February 19, 2020 


Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Public News Service - WA: Community Issues and Volunteering

The group Grandmothers Against Gun Violence is in Olympia a week after three shootings in Seattle. (Grandmothers Against Gun Violence)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Grandmothers are in Olympia today urging lawmakers to consider a spate of measures to reduce gun violence. The group Grandmothers Against Gun Violence, formed after the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting, is calling for the passage of bills that would ban the sale of high-capacity ammuniti

Programs that emphasize attending school also increase a young person's chances of graduating. (WavebreakmediaMicro)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Advocates for youth and critical programs outside of school are in Olympia today for Youth Development Advocacy Day. Organizations that provide mentoring, case management and expanded learning programs after school and in the summer are letting lawmakers know the importance of thei

A summit at the University of Washington will focus on compassion and look at topics such as how to create more compassionate cities. (New Africa/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE – Workplace and community leaders come together this week to focus on how compassion can play a bigger role in our lives. The Compassion Leadership Summit is being held at the University of Washington, co-hosted by the school's Undergraduate Women in Business. The two-day event fea

About 550 branches of cooperatively-modeled credit unions operate in Washington state. (Hepta/Adobe Stock)

SPOKANE, Wash. — October is National Co-Op Month, and among the most popular cooperatives in Washington state are credit unions. The not-for-profit financial institutions boast 4.3 million members statewide. Credit unions have a cooperative business model, but they also cooperate with each o

The Pike Market Food Bank was selected for the AARP Community Challenge and will provide more directional signage with the grant. (Kirt Edblom/Flickr)

SEATTLE — Grants from the AARP Community Challenge are small but can go a long way toward making cities more livable for people of all ages. And in its third year, the program has selected four projects in Washington state. Amanda Frame, community outreach director with AARP Washington, said

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

Food banks in Washington state are filling the gap for everyone from federal employees to small business owners in communities outside national parks. (Paul Joseph Brown/Northwest Harvest)

SEATTLE – Food banks across the state are feeling the stress as the government shutdown brings more people through their doors. Thomas Reynolds is the CEO of Northwest Harvest, which distributes to a network of 375 food banks statewide. As an example of the strain, he notes the White Center

The most powerful tornado to hit Washington state in more than 30 years leveled some homes on the Kitsap Peninsula. (Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office)

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. – A rare tornado touched down in western Washington last week, causing devastation and heartache for Port Orchard residents just before the holidays. Now, community members and groups, including Kitsap County credit unions, are pulling together to support those affected.

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