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    PNS Daily News - May 27, 20160 


    Donald Trump says he now has the delegates to lock up the GOP presidential nomination, a move is underway in Florida to give non-violent felons the right to vote, and as we begin the Memorial Day weekend, we look at one of the best place for America’s veterans to retire.

Human Rights/Racial Justice

Gov. Kate Brown holds a ceremonial signing today of House Bill 4017, which helps Oregon residents who are Pacific Islanders gain access to health care. (Pixabay)

SALEM, Ore. - Groups promoting equity in health care in the state are gathering today on the Capitol steps to recognize lawmakers who expanded care for Oregonians. The Oregon Health Equity Alliance is bringing together community leaders, lawmakers, and the governor to celebrate legislation passed ...Read More

As the Syrian civil war continues, an Illinois-based nonprofit group is trying to help young refugees attain their educational goals in the U.S. (Photo Illustration/Pixabay)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A Chicago-area nonprofit group that supports the Syrian people will soon be offering new higher education scholarships for recently resettled Syrian refugees. This comes just a few months after the Karam Foundation, announced that four high school-age Syrian refugee stude ...Read More

Palace Station Casino maintenance worker Casiano Corpus was interviewed for a report alleging abusive working conditions. (The Immigration Clinic at the UNLV Boyd School of Law)

LAS VEGAS - Working conditions at some Station Casinos violate international human-rights norms, according to an allegation in a report released Tuesday. The report, written by researchers at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Yale and the University of California-Irvine, is called 'Banking on Uns ...Read More

The American Federation of Teachers of Washington is holding an event on racial equity at Renton Technical College on Saturday. (pixabay)

SEATTLE - As movements such as Black Lives Matter have gained steam, a major topic of discussion is racial equity in public institutions. On Saturday, and with the help of a poetry reading from a Black Lives Matter organizer at lunchtime, the American Federation of Teachers of Washington will addr ...Read More

The Washington Legislature has established a review panel to investigate women's pregnancy-related deaths. (Pixabay)

SEATTLE - Washington state is battling a climbing rate of pregnancy-related deaths by re-establishing a Maternal Mortality Review Panel, not seen in the state since the 1930s. State lawmakers passed legislation this year to convene a panel to investigate these deaths, saying they happen at an alar ...Read More

The Portland Public Schools Board gave the student-led group ALLY a victory when it approved ethnic studies courses in Portland high schools. (APANO)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The diverse history of the United States will reach Portland high school students in 2018, thanks to a resolution unanimously passed by the city's Public Schools Board this week. The student-led group Asian and Pacific Islander Leaders for the Liberation of Youth, or ALLY, l ...Read More

Laiseng Saechao from the Asian Pacific Environmental Network speaks at a press conference Wednesday announcing the

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - More than two dozen California progressive organizations announced Wednesday they're forming a new coalition called the "Building the California Dream Alliance." The groups advocate for many different issues ranging from gender equity, environmental justice, workers' rights, imm ...Read More

On the eve of the National Park Service's centennial celebration, a coalition is petitioning the Obama administration to make public lands more welcoming to people of all colors in the next 100 years. (National Park Service)

DENVER – As the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service approaches, a coalition of civil rights, conservation and environmental justice groups has launched a petition calling on President Barack Obama to issue an executive order to make public lands more inclusive. Jes Ward, executive ...Read More

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