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    PNS Daily News - June 27, 20160 


    We’re covering a variety of issues in today’s rundown including: human kindness shines in the wake of deadly flooding; Hillary Clinton ahead of Donald Trump in two new polls; and several injured during a white supremacist rally in California.

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A new online mapping tool shows California has almost 93,000 oil and gas facilities. (jenslanmbert photography/iStockphoto)

LOS ANGELES - The massive gas leak at Aliso Canyon has helped alert people to the danger of living near oil and gas facilities, and a new online mapping tool shows that California has almost 93,000 of them, with 1.3 million people living within half a mile. Oil and gas threat map.com, from the Clean ...Read More

Immigration experts caution against misconceptions and scams in the wake of the Supreme Court decision last week. (Zerber/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Immigration advocates are speaking out to clear up misconceptions in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to block key parts of President Obama's immigration policy. For now, the lower court ruling stands, which means his executive orders are on hold. One, called DAPA, would ...Read More

Janitors working in the Portland area are concerned about wages, access to affordable health care, and workloads. (SEIU Local 49)

PORTLAND Ore. - Nearly 2,000 janitors in the Portland metro area authorized a strike over low wages and a lack of access to affordable health care last Friday. The custodians don't want to be priced out of Portland, where the cost of living has been on the rise, including the cost for a home, which ...Read More

A new report shows more California children have health insurance, but the state lags behind on other major indicators of child well-being. (Cathy Yeulet/iStockphoto)

Sacramento, CA - A new report has good and bad news for California's kids. It says many more have health insurance, but poverty continues to threaten many aspects of their overall well-being. Comments from Jessica Mindnich (MIND-nick), director of research for the group Children Now. Despite the re ...Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked two of President Obama's executive orders on immigration. (Kconnors/morguefile)

LOS ANGELES -- Latino rights supporters are regrouping after the Supreme Court split 4-4 on the constitutionality of President Obama's immigration policy. The tie lets a lower court decision stand, blocking two of the president's executive orders. One program, Deferred Action for Parents of America ...Read More

Workers install a new solar panel array at the

BILLINGS, Mont. -- The state's first trailblazing uber-green building -- the first to achieve LEED Platinum status -- is turning 10 and getting a new 24-kilowatt solar array to celebrate. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and Platinum is the highest certification awarde ...Read More

The 12th Annual Central Oregon Pride Festival takes place in Bend this Saturday at Drake Park. (Another Believer/Wikimedia Commons)

BEND, Ore. -- Bend will host the 12th annual Central Oregon Pride Celebration on Saturday, celebrating the LGBT population of central Oregon. Although that community is smaller than those in some other areas of Oregon -- the first Central Oregon Pride Celebration drew 35 people in 2004 -- festival ...Read More

One of Washington's first same-sex marriages after the passage of the Washington State Marriage Equality Act in 2012. (Seattle Municipal Archives)

TACOMA, Wash. — Sunday is the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision requiring all states to recognize same-sex marriages. Since then, the number of gay and lesbian couples living together and married has gone up from 38 percent to 49 percent, according to a ...Read More

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