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PNS Daily News - September 25, 2017 


Here’s a look at what we’re highlighting: new travel restrictions announced for eight countries; research highlights a drop in uninsured kids; and weekend protests over the House Speaker’s tax plan.

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Public News Service - WA: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Although the threat from Zika is low in the Northwest, women are still being cautioned about sexual transmission of the virus. (pixabay)

SEATTLE, Wash. - As temperatures rise this summer, the threat of the Zika virus looms for many Americans. The risk of contracting the virus in the Northwest is low; the two species of mosquitoes that carry the disease don't typically travel farther north than California's Bay Area. However, contract

SEATTLE, Wash. - Washington ranks 14th in the nation in the new Kids Count report, slipping three places in a comparison by state of factors that influence children's well-being: infant mortality, high school dropout and teen pregnancy rates, numbers of families in poverty, and more. This year, the

Seattle, WA – City and county officials concerned about gangs, youth crime and at-risk kids will be turning to experts today to figure out how to get more teens involved in positive activities. After-school and summer programs are one way to keep Washington State students learning and out of t

Spokane, WA – For Washington high school students, it's almost graduation time – except for the 30,000 students who dropped out this year. On Friday, 300 business leaders, educators and high school students will tackle this problem at "One in Three: A Regional Summit on Dropout Preventio

Toppenish, WA - Only 22 percent of children ages 5 to 12 attend an afterschool program here in Washington; for teenagers, the figure drops to just 6 percent. A new study by School's Out Washington cites the shortage of such programs, statewide, as part of the reason. In 2007, state lawmakers budget

Randle, WA - As kids start school this week in Washington, many parents must also concern themselves with what their children are doing after school. Those midafternoon hours can make all the difference for teens. Law enforcement studies say juvenile crime rates, drug use and other risky behaviors

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