Newscasts

PNS Daily Newscast - April 28, 2017 


In focus on our rundown today: President Trump says he’ll “renegotiate” NAFTA rather than pull out; Texas groups oppose Congress’ second try at a health care bill; and wildlife takes over a Florida school.

Daily Newscasts

Public News Service - WA: Poverty Issues

The Trump administration has proposed cutting more than $9 billion from the federal Department of Education budget. (JJ Thompson/Unsplash)

SEATTLE - Teachers and education staff are watching closely this week to see what happens with the Trump administration's proposed cuts to Education Department programs, as Congress works on a budget for next year. The proposal slashes more than 13 percent, or $9 billion, off the agency's budget. W

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

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

Students from Walla Walla University gathered in Olympia last month to urge lawmakers to fully fund the State Need Grant. (Jose Acosta/Walla Walla University)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Students receiving the State Need Grant are urging the Washington State Legislature to fully fund the grant program so that more students can afford higher education. Last year, 24,000 students were eligible but did not receive grants because the program wasn't properly fund

Research finds Americans born in 1980 are far less likely to out-earn their parents than Americans born in 1940. (Flickr)

SEATTLE – The chance that young Americans will earn more than their parents may be no more than a coin flip now, new research says. According to The Equality of Opportunity Project, people born in 1940 had about a 90 percent chance of out-earning their parents. For those born in 1980, that c

According to a new report, Washington's economy is improving, but the cost of living also is rising. (OFL Communications Department/Flickr)

LONG BEACH, Wash. – Jobs are coming back and incomes are improving across Washington state, but families still are struggling to pay for the basics, according to a new report. The analysis Time for a Raise: Statewide Growth and Washington's Minimum Wage found many of the jobs in the Evergreen

After-school programs allow children to expand on what they've learned during the day in a hands-on way. (School's Out Washington)

SEATTLE – Families and communities across the country today are marking Lights On Afterschool, the 17th annual event celebrating the role after-school programs play in keeping children safe and expanding learning opportunities. Despite increases in the number of children in programs after sc

In Washington state, African Americans' median incomes are 33 percent lower than whites'. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

SEATTLE — According to a new study, it will take the average African-American family 228 years to accumulate the amount of wealth the average white family has today if current policies continue. It will take the average Latino family 84 years to achieve the same. The "Ever-Growing Gap" repor

1 of 13 pages   1 2 3 >  Last »