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PNS Daily Newscast - December 15, 2017 


What's next following the FCC vote to end net neutrality? We have a pair of reports. Also on our Friday rundown: We'll let you know why adolescents in foster care need opportunities to thrive; and steps you can take to avoid losing your holiday loot.

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Public News Service - WA: Poverty Issues

Graduate students who work at the University of Washington could see their taxes go up by $5,000, according to a student employees' union. (Intel Free Press/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Cash-strapped graduate students in Washington state and across the country are watching the tax debate in Congress closely. A provision in the House GOP's bill to overhaul the tax code, which passed last week, would turn tuition waivers offered by universities into taxable income.

Voters in King County have until November 7 to vote on Proposition 1, which approves a levy to support services for seniors and veterans. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

SEATTLE -- Advocates for senior services are rallying behind Proposition 1 in King County, which renews a levy that supports veterans and human services, and expands it to include older Washingtonians. The measure asks voters to approve a 10 cent property tax for every $1,000 of assessed property

Washington lost more than 16-hundred child-care providers over the past six years, according to a report. (Seattle Parks/Flickr)

DES MOINES, Wash. – With kids out of school for summer vacation, working parents face the higher seasonal costs of child care. In Washington state, care for a child younger than four can range from $8,000 to nearly $16,000 a year, which is about the same as in-state tuition for a public colleg

Interactive summer learning programs can help children stay engaged while also combatting

CENTRALIA, Wash. — Today is Summer Learning Day, a day that brings awareness to the issue of the "summer slide” that students experience in academics while they are out of school. The slump is especially severe for students who come from low income families who often don't have the res

Veterans with pre-existing conditions could see health care costs go up under the GOP's health-care bills. (Robert Shields/Army Medicine)

SEATTLE – A new report finds nearly a half-million veterans would lose health coverage over the next decade under the GOP's health-care bills. About 1.8 million veterans rely on Medicaid, according to an analysis by the Center for American Progress. Nearly a quarter of those vets would los

Retailers stole about $15 billion from their employees each year between 2013 and 2015, according to a new report. (torbakhopper/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Retail employers are stealing as much from their employees as shoplifters are stealing from their stores, according to a new report. The progressive policy organization Demos compared minimum-wage theft data from the Economic Policy Institute and shoplifting data from the Global Reta

The federal Summer Food Service program provides funding for children's meals while school is out. (School's Out Washington)

EVERETT, Wash. - Summer vacation is here, and while that means fun in the sun, for some it also means a lot of hungry days. Children who normally rely on free and reduced-price lunches are able to get meals through the federal Summer Food Service Program. However, the Food Resource and Action Cente

The ballooning cost of housing could also be fueling the rise in homelessness across Washington state. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

SEATTLE -- The door to even modest housing is shut to Washingtonians working low-income jobs, according to a new report. The National Low Income Housing Coalition's annual study, called "Out of Reach: The Rising Cost of Housing," provides data by state on the widening gap between what workers make

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