Now that 2020 has arrived, scores of new laws are going into effect across the country. From legalization of marijuana and criminal justice reform to raising minimum wage and the cost of electric cars, state legislatures are having a major…
In our news wrap Tuesday, President Trump invited congressional leaders to the White House to discuss a border wall, as the partial government shutdown reached its 11th day. A federal workers' union is suing the Trump administration on behalf of…
On this New Year’s Day, NASA has a special reason to celebrate: Its spacecraft New Horizons has made a successful flyby of Ultima Thule, an object orbiting in space about four billion miles from Earth. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins…
As the calendar turned to 2019 this week, new laws are taking effect, and new state legislatures are looking to push even more changes. In some states, these measures will address gun safety, roll back business licensing regulations and legalize…
By Student Reporting Labs
Participants from the NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs, a project that teaches young reporters about journalism and media literacy, share what they’d like to see from the media in 2019.
By Gretchen Frazee
Spending less and saving more is often at the top of list when Americans make their New Year’s resolutions.
By Jessica Yarvin
Sixty percent of Americans are optimistic about next year according to a new poll form PBS NewsHour, NPR and Marist, while 37 percent said they were generally more pessimistic about 2019.
By Lisa Desjardins
From pay raises to marijuana legalization, the New Year brought a spate of new state laws. Reid Wilson, a reporter at The Hill newspaper, tells Lisa Desjardins about the major changes that went into effect.
By PBS NewsHour
On this edition for Sunday, Dec. 31, the nation confronts severe cold as the year ends, and the number of journalists jailed across the world reaches an all-time high. Also, meet legendary photographer William Wegman and his dogs. Alison Stewart…
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