PNS Daily Newscast - February 24, 2017
On today's rundown: Members of Trump’s cabinet meet with Mexican officials days after a new deportation order; Protests are planned in the wake Trump’s decision to roll back protections for transgender students; And more Americans are divesting from big banks.
SALT LAKE CITY - Kearns Township in Salt Lake County is gearing up to launch a new program called Evidence2Success that takes a hard look at what's going on in kids' lives, then focuses attention on the solutions that show the most promise. The program uses data from the state SHARP survey which
SALT LAKE CITY – A report released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Medicaid has found the program improves a child's long-term health, education and economic success. On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation that established Medicare and Medicaid. This week's
SALT LAKE CITY - Efforts to end the cycle of poverty in Utah may advance if policymakers focus on a two-generation approach that involves parents and children. That's the conclusion of a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Terry Haven, deputy director with Voices for Utah Children, says
SALT LAKE CITY - Despite some improvement in the past decade, nearly two-thirds of Utah's fourth-grade students are not reading at a proficient level, according to a new Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Terry Haven, deputy director of Voices for Utah Children, said the report a
SALT LAKE CITY – More income tax revenue for Utah means a state budget surplus. And Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh, president of the Utah Education Association, says the $242 million surplus should benefit schools on the local level. Gov. Gary Herbert has announced that the surplus for the most