PNS Daily Newscast - March 20, 2018 

President Trump again calls for the death penalty for drug dealers, but groups in New Hampshire say they oppose the get-tough approach. Also on today’s rundown: A protest against expanding tar-sands oil refining in California; and in Seattle, a group demands a moratorium on youth jail construction.

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Help for WA Kids to go to College

August 2, 2007

More Washington students may get the chance to go to college. The House and the Senate have passed a bill that gives the biggest increase in college financial aid in decades. Sylvia Watson with the American Federation of Teachers in Washington says that's great news, particularly for low- and middle-income students.

"It's an investment that as a country we need to make to get more people a higher education."

Watson thinks it's a smart investment.

"It helps strengthen our middle class; it helps strengthen the economy - we have more people who are more educate and can take jobs."

The bill increases Pell Grants and gives incentives to students studying to be teachers or public employees, without new cost to taxpayers. Instead it cuts excess subsidies the federal government pays to lenders in the student loan industry. President Bush has said he will veto the bill.

Dondrea Warner/Eric Mack, Public News Service - WA