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PNS Daily News - September 20, 2017 


We're covering stories from around the globe including: Republican House leaders say they're ready to pass a new health care bill; Hurricane Maria targets Puerto Rico; and a new list highlights areas that are 'Too Wild to Drill.'

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PHOTO: In the wake of compelling research on the importance of early brain development for children ages 0-5, First 5 California is launching a new statewide media campaign encouraging parents and caregivers to talk, read, and sing to babies and toddlers. Photo courtesy First 5 California.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Reading a bedtime story or singing a lullaby can do more than help put a child to sleep. Research shows talking, reading and singing to babies in their first years of life can have an extremely powerful impact on their development. First 5 California is launching a sta

IMAGE: California ranks 41st for its children's overall well-being. This is the second year in a row California has ranked near the bottom of the nation, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2013 KIDS COUNT.

OAKLAND, Calif. - California is showing no improvement for overall children's well-being. For the second consecutive year, the Golden State ranks 41st in the nation in the annual KIDS COUNT report. According to Ted Lempert, president of Children Now, California leaders aren't giving enough attenti

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Schwarzenegger's plan to close a projected $20 billion budget gap has put more social services on the chopping block. If federal funds aren't secured by July, the Family Planning Access, Care and Treatment Program, or "PACT," is one that will be cut or eliminated. Kathy K

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