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PNS Daily Newscast - August 18, 2017 


In our rundown spotlight today: at least 13 are dead in Barcelona after a driver ran his van into pedestrians; a researcher examines ways to resolve racial inequality; and a new study finds Latinos will fuel a quarter of America's economic growth in 2020.

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Public News Service - ND: Early Childhood Education

New census data shows North Dakota saw the biggest drop in child poverty, but large disparities still exist, especially for Native populations. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota had the biggest drop in the country's child-poverty rate, but child well-being experts say there's more work to do, especially for Native families. The census data shows North Dakota saw a 20-percent drop in the state's child-poverty rate from 2011 to 2015. Experts po

Child-welfare experts are in Mandan for the 15th Indian Child Welfare and Wellness Conference. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - Hundreds of child-protection workers, teachers and foster parents are expected to be at today's kick off for North Dakota's 15th annual Indian Child Welfare and Wellness Conference. The idea behind the meeting in Mandan is to help Native American families and communities provide be

North Dakota health experts are using National Rural Health Day to spotlight the state's unique challenges. Credit: Grafixar/Morguefile.com

BISMARCK, N.D. - Today is National Rural Health Day and for North Dakota's health-care providers it's a chance to put a spotlight on the state's unique challenges. About 40 percent of the state's population lives in rural areas. According to Brad Gibbens, deputy director of the Center for Rural H

November is National Diabetes Month, and experts are urging North Dakotans to watch what they eat. Credit: Cohdra/Morguefile.com

BISMARCK, N.D. - With November being National Diabetes Month, diabetes experts in North Dakota are reminding people to be aware of how much and what they'll be eating during the holidays. Jane Myers is the diabetes management coordinator for the North Dakota Department of Health. She says more th

PHOTO: A report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds 66 percent of fourth graders in North Dakota are not proficient at reading, but that number grows to 78 percent among children from lower-income families. Photo credit: USAG-Humphreys.

BISMARCK, N.D. – There has been some progress over the past decade, but many young children still struggle with reading, across the nation and in North Dakota. A new report finds that only about one-third of children in the state is proficient at reading when he or she reaches the fourth gra

Photo: Following a national gathering in Washington D.C., hundreds of child care experts and advocates are now back home, ready to share new ideas on how child care programs can be rated for quality and improved where needed. Courtesy Build Initiative

BISMARCK, N.D. - People dine at five-star restaurants or watch movies given four stars by reviewers, and now there's a nationwide shift under way to provide similar guidelines for parents looking for a quality preschool or child care provider. Debi Mathias, director, QRIS National Learning Network,

PHOTO: Automatic spending cuts to the tune of $85-billion begin to take effect today under sequestration. In North Dakota, the cuts could total more than $25-million and public health is among the areas targeted. Photo credit: Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas.

FARGO, N.D. – Some $85 billion in automatic spending cuts nationwide begin to take effect Friday as mandated under broad federal budget cuts known as sequestration. The reductions will be rolled-out over the next seven months. Tim Trithart, chief executive officer with the Community Health

GRAPHIC: ND report data

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota has received some very positive news in the latest look at the health and well-being of its children. The KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks the state sixth in the nation overall. Richard Rathge, a policy analyst for North Dakota KIDS COUNT,

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