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In focus on the rundown: Arkansas keeps the pressure on for more executions; we take you to Earth Day actions in New York and Colorado: and look into whether Trump policies are prompting back-door militarization of local police.

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Public News Service - WA: Youth Issues

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

Washington state lawmakers are considering a Student Loan Bill of Rights to protect students from deceptive practices of loan providers. (Tom Woodward/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington state lawmakers are considering a bill to hold student loan providers accountable for their services. Passed in the House last week, the Senate is considering the Student Loan Bill of Rights. House Bill 1440 gives students protections as consumers of loan servic

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

Every year, hardy Washingtonians take a dive into frigid waters around the state to raise money for the Special Olympics. (Special Olympics Archive)

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Some hardy Washingtonians are taking a cold and invigorating dip this winter to raise money for the Special Olympics. In the Polar Plunge Series, people get charitable pledges to dive into freezing waters across the Evergreen State, starting with the Tri-Cities area on Saturday.

This week is Computer Science Education Week, which highlights computer learning at schools. (LucÚlia Ribeiro/Flickr)

SPOKANE, Wash. - It's Computer Science Education Week, and students in Washington state are finding computer education after the school day is done. In Spokane, all 34 elementary schools have primary Coding Clubs after school. Lisa White, director of after-school programs for Spokane Public Schools

Young voters, like Cris Romero above, are discussing their feelings about the election today at a conference in Seattle. (Courtesy Photo)

SEATTLE – Young people voting for the first time in this election may never see another presidential faceoff like it again. Today in Seattle at the National Conference on Afterschool and Summer Learning, where the theme is "Dare to Disrupt," young, first-time voters will open up about their fe

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