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PNS Daily Newscast - Monday, Aug 21st, 2017 


Here are some of the stories we're covering today: A big protest is planned against President Trump today, a huge gathering in Maine on Sunday mourning the loss of three people killed during a white nationalist rally, and it's eclipse day but a moon of a different sort caught the country's attention about twenty five years ago.

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Public News Service - FL: Poverty Issues

More Florida families are struggling to afford basic necessities, according to a new report. (UWF)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- While some sectors of Florida's economy are thriving, new data shows the number of people who are struggling to afford the basics of food, housing, transportation, child care and health care is on the rise. The ALICE Report - which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained,

Closing the wage gap could pull thousands of Florida women out of poverty, according to a new study. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – More Florida women are starting the new year in dire economic straits than in most parts of the country, according to new report on the status of women. The study from the Institute for Women's Policy Research says the number of Florida women living below the federal pove

Sen. Marco Rubio's track record on Social Security has some Florida seniors and workers concerned enough to protest at his offices in the state. (Florida Alliance for Retired Americans)

TAMPA, Fla. – Millions of Floridians rely on Social Security as their primary source of income, but some workers and seniors believe their representatives in Congress aren't standing up for their needs. While Florida Sen. Marco Rubio often talks about how he'd never hurt the program his own m

Health-care coverage for millions of Floridians is at stake in the November elections. (click/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As Floridians prepare to cast their ballots in November, a new analysis looks at the impact on health-care coverage in the state of a Trump versus a Clinton presidency. Republican nominee Donald Trump has said he would eliminate the Affordable Care Act's health insurance

More than one in five U.S. children live in poverty. (taliesin/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — At the conventions and on the campaign trail, Floridians are hearing plenty from both presidential candidates, but there's one major issue neither one is talking about: the millions of children across the nation who are living in poverty. The child poverty rate has been o

Advocates want more protections for the more than 100,000 domestic workers in Florida. (pedrojperez/morguefile)

Miami - There are close to 100,000 domestic workers in south Florida alone, and a new effort aims to educate them about the potential risks of their jobs and to encourage them to fight for their rights. A domestic worker is someone who works in another person's home on more than a part-time basis an

Florida hospitals and the patients they serve are suffering as a result of the state's failure to expand Medicaid, according to a new report. (krosseel/morguefile)
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- It's been two years since the onset of Medicaid expansion, and a new report says it's paying off for states that have helped close their "coverage gaps" with economic benefits for health-care systems and the people they serve. But Florida is missing out. More than a half-millio

While the national high school graduation rate is around 82 percent, a new study finds Florida lags behind at just 76 percent. (hmm360/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida falls behind the national high school graduation rate, and the recent proliferation of alternative schools doesn't seem to be helping, according to a new study. Even though they enroll a small slice of students, the report from Johns Hopkins University finds that charte

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