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  • School Shooting Survivors Demand Stricter Gun Control at FL Capitol

    Trimmel Gomes Public News Service TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With heavy hearts, students, who have become citizen lobbyists, met with lawmakers on Tuesday February 20th with one goal – to urge the passage of gun control measures. Hoping their tragic stories will spur lawmakers to act, a small group of...
  • Programas Después de Clases y de Verano, fuera del presupuesto de Trump

    Eric Tegethoff/Alfonso López-Collada Public News Service WHITE SALMON, Wash. – La Administración Trump propuso cortar por completo los fondos a los programas para después de clases y de verano. El dinero para los Centros Comunitarios de Aprendizaje Siglo 21 se reduce a cero en el presupuesto del presidente para 2019. Trump...
  • Florida School Shooting: Lawmaker Urges Action Beyond Thoughts and Prayers

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A South Florida lawmaker is calling on his colleagues in the state Legislature to do more than just extend thoughts and prayers in the wake of the latest mass shooting. Democratic Rep. Shevrin Jones of West Park took to Twitter to extend his thoughts and prayers...
  • Nassar Scandal Prompts Focus on Prevention, Protection, Accountability

    Mona Shand Public News Service LANSING, Mich. – The case of disgraced former Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar has prompted state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to look at funding, policy and structural changes to address the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. The Progressive Women’s...
  • Latino Groups Push Back on Citizenship Question for Census

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Latino groups are praising a protest letter sent to the Trump administration by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra and leaders from 17 other states opposing a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The Department of Justice recently asked the Census Bureau to add...
  • Oregon Law Protects Vulnerable Workers from Harassment

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service SALEM, Ore. – Months before the #MeToo movement gained steam, Oregon lawmakers passed legislation to protect women working in the shadows, literally. Now that law is in effect. At the beginning of this year, janitorial contractors started joining a registry that ensures they’re in...
  • Native American Health Inequities Often Fly Under the Radar

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service MISSOULA, Mont. – It was when Annie Belcourt was having her own children that she realized some of the insidious ways health disparities for Native Americans reveal themselves. Belcourt, a psychologist and University of Montana professor who grew up on a Blackfeet Reservation, now...
  • Educación cívica: ayuda a los niños a comprender su voz en el gobierno

    Eric Tegethoff/Alfonso López-Collada Public News Service SEATTLE – La Cumbre de Aprendizaje Cívico se lleva a cabo hoy (martes) en Seattle. La iniciativa detrás de la cumbre promueve la educación cívica tanto dentro como fuera del salón de clases, de manera que la juventud pueda estar más involucrada en...
  • Civic Learning: Helping Kids Understand Their Voice in Government

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service SEATTLE – With the constant flow of political news in daily life, civics education is as important as it has ever been for young people. In Washington state, groups and politicians are pushing for more of it – in and out of the classroom....