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    PNS Daily News - May 2, 20160 


    Today’s news features stories from around the nation: May Day marches highlight worker and immigrant rights; a circus company packs it up for pachyderms; and a "Powerball Promise" to fund education appears to fall short in Kentucky.

Immigrant Issues

Immigrants, workers, students and faith groups will rally on Sunday, calling for respect and tolerance for all Floridians. (T. Kennedy/Florida Immigrant Coalition)

MIAMI - Citing what they call a "rising tide of hatred and intolerance," a coalition of immigrant, faith and labor groups in Florida will come together this weekend with a message of their own. Thomas Kennedy, an organizer for the Florida Immigrant Coalition, said many Floridians are fed up with ta ...Read More

Events will be held in Boston, Northampton and Springfield for Workers' Memorial Day to remember the 63 workers who died on the job last year in the Commonwealth. (MassCOSH).

BOSTON – Today is Workers' Memorial Day and there will be events across the state to pay tribute to lives lost in the workplace and to put the focus on worker safety to prevent future deaths. Jeff Newton, membership and communications coordinator for the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupatio ...Read More

One in 10 West Virginia children has the traumatic experience of having a parent incarcerated at some point during their youth. (iStock)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - About one in 10 West Virginia children has to grow up with a parent behind bars at some point. According to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, that can hurt them for life. The report, called "A Shared Sentence," says 34,000 West Virginia children will have had ...Read More

Colorado's Legislature is considering a new

DENVER - One in three Americans has zero retirement savings, and more than half have less than $10,000 socked away according to a new survey from the personal finance company GOBankingRates. A new bill being heard in the Colorado House tomorrow would allow workers without retirement plans through ...Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday in a case challenging President Obama's executive actions creating the DACA and DAPA programs. (Beatrice Murch/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a lawsuit against President Obama's 2014 expansion of immigration programs for undocumented workers. The court heard oral arguments on Monday regarding the Deferred Action for Parents and Americans (DAPA) and the Deferred Action for Childhood A ...Read More

Immigrants and supporters from Philadelphia attend Monday’s rally. (New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia)

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - About 2,000 immigrants and their supporters rallied outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. A closely divided court heard oral arguments in a challenge by 26 states to President Obama's executive action on immigration. If upheld by the court, it would allow the undocumented p ...Read More

Immigrant-rights groups march in front of the White House in 2013 asking the president to halt deportations and keep families together. (Coast-to-Coast/iStock)

PHOENIX - Arizona immigrant groups say they will continue to push for the rights granted under President Obama's executive order for undocumented immigrants. The U.S. Supreme Court took up the issue this week, hearing oral arguments over the president's plan that would, among other things, shield ...Read More

Obama’s executive order could affect millions of immigrants and their families. (z2amiller/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – Thousands of immigrants gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington today. The Fight for Families rally included members of Congress, community, civil rights and labor leaders. Luba Cortes, an immigrant youth organizer with Make the Road New York, says the group wants ...Read More

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