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Public News Service - WA: Children's Issues

Uncertain how education will be funded in Washington state, school administrators say they typically plan for the worst-case scenario. (wsilver/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The clock is ticking again this year for the Washington State Legislature to figure out how to address the Supreme Court's McCleary decision that requires the state to properly fund schools. As legislators hammer out details behind closed doors in a special session, what do

The Trump administration has proposed cutting federal funding for after-school and summer programs. (School's Out Washington)

WENATCHEE, Wash. – Members of Congress return to the Capitol next week for budget negotiations, and what they decide could have a big impact on children and what they do after school. Under the Trump budget proposal, funding for 21st Century Community Learning Center grants, which help fund

Advocates for ending child abuse use the blue pinwheel during National Abuse Prevention Month to symbolize happy and healthy childhoods. (Kevin S. Abel/Flickr)

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – One in 10 people will be sexually abused before age 18, and this month, groups are raising awareness on how Washingtonians can prevent child abuse from happening. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, an acknowledgment of the extreme burden physical and sexual abu

The ACLU of Washington says children in Grays Harbor County have routinely been held in detention without adequate legal representation. (AlexRaths/iStockphoto)

SEATTLE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington says children charged with crimes aren't getting the legal help they deserve, and it wants the state to change that. The ACLU filed a lawsuit last week against the Office of Public Defense for allegedly failing to provide proper lega

Programs such as the Pacific Ballroom are part of an initiative to improve extended learning for youth. (Courtesy of School's Out Washington)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – A new legislative push is under way in Olympia to invest in the Expanded Learning Opportunities Quality Initiative so that a wide variety of after-school and summer youth programs can give kids the support they need. School's Out Washington is looking for a $4 million invest

Lawmakers in Olympia are still grappling with ways to properly fund public schools, after the 2012 McCleary decision. (dannymac15_1999/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – For many lawmakers in Olympia, the McCleary decision and how to properly fund public schools has been a stumbling block. But Sharonne Navas, co-founder and executive director of the Equity in Education Coalition, sees the issue as an opportunity for legislators this year to

A new study finds children pick up on signals of nonverbal biases among adults. (Stephan Hochhaus/Flickr)

SEATTLE – It's sometimes unclear how much goes over kids' heads and how much they're absorbing. But according to research from the University of Washington, children as young as four could be picking up nonverbal social biases from adults. Allison Skinner, lead author of the research, said t

A new report finds 775,000 Washingtonians could lose their health coverage if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. (nccih.nih.gov)

SEATTLE – Congress may take aim at repealing the Affordable Care Act in the new year, and a new report said that could put many Americans on the uninsured list. Researchers at the Urban Institute investigated what the effects of a partial repeal of the ACA would look like and found that 30 mil

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