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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2018 


As the DOJ tries a rare direct appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on DACA, a new report says border patrol agents have been vandalizing water left for migrants; also, on today's rundown a labor dispute in Minnesota could affect Super Bowl week; and the Interior decision nears on sage-grouse plans.

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Public News Service - NY: Children's Issues

A new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts says New York has lost more than half a billion dollars in federal foster care funding. Jim Purcell, executive director of the Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies, says it amounts to the federal government "skipping out" on the bill -- in part, be

Governor Spitzer's promise to provide health insurance for all New York children is contingent on federal legislation called S-CHIP or the "State Children Health Insurance Program." S-CHIP comes up for renewal this year, and policy analyst Danielle Holahan of the United Hospital Fund says if fundin

Electric shocks, noxious sprays, and forced confinement without food were reportedly banned yesterday by the New York State Board of Regents for use against children with disabilities in residential treatment programs. But critics of the ruling say loopholes make the ban meaningless. Beth Haroule

The "No Child Left Behind Act" turns five today, and the anniversary finds tens of thousands of New York school children taking a test they may not be ready for. Maria Neira with New York State United Teachers say the act will require 60,000 newly arrived immigrant school children to take a test tha

New York, NY - A new study from Quality Education Data (QED) finds that many New York teachers are year-round Santas for students, spending an average of $475 of their own money to augment classroom supplies and curriculum. The report comes after a court ruling that New York state needs to stop bein

New York, NY - The New York Salvation Army is calling on all New Yorkers to remember the victims of hurricane Katrina this holiday season. Divisional Commander Guy Klawoski says there are 120 relocated families living in New York who need clothes, appliances and jobs. "We would be happy to connect

Albany, NY - Doctors, cops and teachers are joining parents, elected officials and others to call on Governor-elect Spitzer to "put his money where his mouth was" during his campaign -- at least, when it comes to early childhood education. Spitzer has advocated more resources for early learning, and

New York, NY - New York ranks 40th when it comes to providing low-income students with free or reduced-priced breakfasts, according to a new report from the Food Research and Action Committee (FRAC). FRAC's Lynn Parker says not only are schoolchildren missing out on an important meal, but the state

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