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    PNS Daily News - November 30, 20150 

    Among the stories we’re featuring today: world leaders converge on Paris for climate talks; the push for paid family leave could get a boost from the power of a famous name; and how local tree farms are doing much more than growing the holiday spirit.

Human Rights/Racial Justice

Florida state lawmakers have filed several anti-immigrant bills in recent weeks. Credit: Jenn Grieving/Wikimedia Commons

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The national wave of anti-immigrant sentiment seems to have swept over the Florida Capitol, with a number of measures filed in recent weeks that could potentially threaten immigrant families in the state. The bills would toughen deportation proceedings, increase penalties ...Read More

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's executive order automatically restores the voting rights of thousands of felons who have satisfied all terms of their sentences. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer

FRANKFORT, Ky. - With two weeks left in office, Gov. Steve Beshear has done what Kentucky's Legislature has refused to do - give back the right to vote to former felons who have fulfilled their sentences. Beshear signed an executive order Tuesday automatically restoring voting rights of tens of tho ...Read More

A new report shows many Coloradans face barriers to health-promoting activities such as walking, cycling, and accessing fresh food where they live, work and play. Credit: Wavebreakmedia/iStockphoto

DENVER - How much money you make and your ethnic background have a big impact on neighborhood infrastructure and your chances for a healthy life, according to a new report by the Urban Land Institute and Colorado Health Foundation. The survey found more than half of the state's residents say they ...Read More

Groups opposed to changes in Philadelphia's anti-deportation policy rallied at City Hall on Friday. Courtesy New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA - Community groups and immigration advocates are telling Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter to keep his hands off the city's anti-deportation ICE Hold policy. The mayor says he wants to change the executive order that controls city cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, o ...Read More

Colorado immigrants' rights supporters are joining a national day of action today. Credit: rrodrickbeiler/iStockphoto.

DENVER - One year after President Obama issued an executive order known as the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, or DAPA, parents of U.S.-citizen children still could face deportation. Colorado immigrants and supporters - along with thousands of others at rallies across the country today - ...Read More

Syrian refugees now entering the United States began the process in 2012. Credit: Voice of America News/Wikimedia Commons

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Following last week's terrorist attacks in Paris, at least 26 governors have said they won't allow Syrian refugees to resettle in their states but advocates say those fears are unfounded. With millions displaced by civil war in Syria, President Obama wants the U.S. to accept 10, ...Read More

Not quite underwater? An AARP survey finds many older New Yorkers plan to retire out-of-state, particularly among minority groups who say the cost of living is too high to save. Courtesy: Ned Horton/

NEW YORK – Financial anxiety is high for Baby Boomers and members of "Generation X" living in New York - and an AARP poll finds that's especially true for minorities, particularly in New York City. In the survey, 70 percent of black Gen-Xers and 58 percent of Boomers who are black said they'l ...Read More

Many governors have opposed settling Syrian refugees. Credit: Mstyslav Charnov/Wikimedia Commons

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - North Carolina is one of at least 27 states whose governors have opposed settling Syrian refugees, in light of the recent attacks in Paris. Underlying their concerns is the fact one of the attackers entered France by posing as a Syrian refugee. Legal experts assert there is lega ...Read More

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