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    PNS Daily News - Friday November 27, 20150 

    We’re featuring a variety of topics in today’s news including: Chicago protestors demanding more information about a deadly police shooting; an innovative housing program for ex-offenders shows promise in New York; and some Black Friday deals may not be worth the hassle.

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Airport workers will be stepping up their campaign for better wages, benefits and union rights.  Courtesy: SEIU/32BJ

NEW YORK – For some airport workers, Thanksgiving was more than the usual family feast – it marked the end of a fast for a living wage and union rights. Workers for contractors at airports in 15 major cities began their 24-hour fast on Tuesday, one of the busiest travel days of the yea ...Read More

The Texas Supreme Court building. The court has established a new commission to help more low-and-middle income Texans access civil legal services. Credit: WhisperToMe/Wikimedia Commons

AUSTIN, Texas - Liberty and justice for all – that familiar ideal from the Pledge of Allegiance – isn't a reality for many Texans who have to face divorce, child custody, domestic violence and other legal challenges without an attorney. However, that could change if a new commission la ...Read More

There is another move to change Wisconsin's medical malpractice laws, which now say if an act of malpractice causes the death of someone 18 or older and single, there's nothing a parent can do about it. Credit: monkeybusinessimages/iStockPhoto

MILWAUKEE – Once again, legislation has been proposed to change Wisconsin's medical malpractice laws. Milwaukee attorney Michael End says most parents have no idea how those laws work, and are shocked to find out that if their child is 18 or older and is killed by an act of medical malpracti ...Read More

A new report says wage theft is robbing millions of New Yorkers of billions of dollars. Advocates say communities with large populations of immigrant workers such as New York City and Long Island are ripe for this fraud. Courtesy: Make the Road New York

NEW YORK - A new report says millions of New Yorkers are being ripped off every day by companies that cheat them out of wages and other benefits they should be earning. Kate Hamaji is a research associate at the Center for Popular Democracy, which issued the report. She says they found companies ...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

Portland International Airport janitor Julie Hayden spoke at a national rally this week in support of a $15 minimum wage and the right to join a union. Courtesy: SEIU

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon's busiest airport isn't among the seven where service workers went on strike on Thursday, but janitors, baggage handlers, wheelchair assistants and others at Portland International Airport say they have all the same complaints. Julie Hayden, who works as a janitor at PDX, ca ...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

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