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PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2017 


Here's what we're following on today's rundown: a federal appeals court will not reinstate Trump’s revised travel ban; a shake up at the USDA could hurt rural America; and the body slamming of a reporter in Montana may be part of a bigger pattern of hostility toward journalists.

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Public News Service - TN: Children's Issues

Tennessee is one of five states that doesn't require insurers to cover applied behavior analysis (ABA), a common and proven treatment for autism spectrum disorders. (MamiGibbs/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A bill that would have required Tennessee health insurers to cover approved autism therapies stalled in a legislative committee, just as Autism Awareness Month begins nationwide. Tennessee is one of only five states in the country that doesn't require coverage for applied

Rutherford County now is temporarily prevented from holding juveniles in solitary confinement until a lawsuit is resolved. (Hannah/flickr.com)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Tennessee counties may be reconsidering their use of solitary confinement for juveniles after a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting Rutherford County from subjecting youths to isolation cells. The ruling comes as a result of a lawsuit filed on behalf of

Experts recommend scheduling activities with kids each day they're out of school, like baking cookies, to make the most of the holiday break. (Deborah Lee Soltesz/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – By now, kids across Tennessee may be going a little stir-crazy from the holiday break, and parents may be counting the days until their return to school. But experts are reminding us about the importance of quality time this holiday. Samantha Gray, executive director of th

Research from the University of Kentucky finds no difference in experience between adoptive children raised by same-sex couples and those raised by a man and a woman. (Euro/Flickr.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Adopted children of same-sex couples experience no differences from peers being raised in households with heterosexual parents, a study finds. Rachel Farr, developmental psychologist and assistant professor at the University of Kentucky, studied nearly 100 families in whic

A new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families finds that 96 percent of children in Tennessee are now covered by health insurance. (Morguefile.com/anitapeppers)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Almost 96 percent of Tennessee children have health insurance with an additional 23,000 children getting coverage since 2013, according to a report released today from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Linda O'Neal, executive director of the Tenne

More Tennessee children have access to dental care through TennCare and CHIP, according to the federal government. (xenia/Morguefile)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The number of children receiving dental care through the state's TennCare program is on the rise. The care provided for Medicaid-eligible children has increased by 3 percent since the new company managing the care, DentaQuest, won the contract. According to federal figur

Congress is considering a bill that would fund state pilot programs to help low-income families provide diapers for their children. (Morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The literal dirty truth about child rearing is the high price of diapers - which can cost families from $70 to $80 per month per child. Congress is considering legislation that would fund pilot programs in states such as Tennessee to help low-income families afford this necessity.

The well-being of Tennessee children is not as positive as it was a year ago, according to a report released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. (morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - While there are some signs of a recovering economy in Tennessee, many are being left out of the uptick, and that's now being illustrated by how the state's children are doing when it comes to access to resources and health care. According to the 2016 Kids Count Data Book, the stat

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