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    PNS Daily News - February 8, 20160 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast including: the presidential hopefuls eye New Hampshire; how the nation’s two-tiered justice system is benefiting corporations; and gun control laws in Maryland in limbo after an appeals court decision.

Public News Service - California

A signature drive begins today to qualify a ballot measure that would extend Proposition 30, which raised income taxes on the wealthy to fund education. (melpomenem/iStockphotos)

LOS ANGELES - Teams are hitting the streets today gathering signatures for a ballot measure this fall that would extend part of Proposition 30, which raised income taxes on the wealthy and raised the sales tax by a quarter of a percent, then funneled the money to public education. The sales tax e...Read More

Public News Service - CA

Hoy comienza una recolección de firmas para evaluar si se realiza una medición por votos que extendería la “Proposition 30”, la cual recabó dinero del impuesto sobre los ingresos de los ricos para fondear la educación. (melpomenem/iStockphotos)

La “Proposition 30” (Proposición 30) de 2012 establece un impuesto a los ingresos de la gente más rica, y los fondos obtenidos se destinan a las escuelas públicas. Pero la disposición terminará dentro de poco y los defensores de la educación están recab...Read More

Public News Service - CA

The University of California has announced $5 million available to undocumented students through its Dream Loan program. (avidcreative/iStockphoto)

The University of California has announced $5 million in loans to undocumented students. The Dream Loan program is a follow-up to the California Dream Act of 2011 that allowed some undocumented youth to apply for state aid and scholarships, and to Assembly Bill 540, which granted them in-state tuit...Read More

Public News Service - CA

La Universidad de California anunció $5 millones disponibles para estudiantes indocumentados, a través de su programa Dream Loan (Préstamo de Sueño). (avidcreative/iStockphoto)

LOS ANGELES - La Universidad de California anunció esta semana que asignará cinco millones de dólares a préstamos escolares para ayudar a los alumnos indocumentados a pagar sus estudios. El programa “Dream Loan” (Préstamo de Sueño) constituye un seguimiento...Read More

Public News Service - CA

Joshua Tree National Park began as a national monument created under the Antiquities Act. (timotale/iStockphoto)

Environmental groups are breathing a sigh of relief after the U.S. Senate defeated an attack on the president's ability to declare national monuments by executive order. Lawmakers on Tuesday killed an amendment to the Senate energy bill that would have modified the Antiquities Act to make all presi...Read More

Public News Service - CA

Conservation groups are criticizing aspects of a new proposed federal rule to protect captive marine mammals like dolphins. (Jade/morguefile)

SAN DIEGO - Wildlife conservation groups are speaking out against a new federal rule that is supposed to improve conditions for captive marine mammals, including dolphins and orcas, saying the rule actually weakens some existing protections. The U.S. Department of Agriculture just releaseda propos...Read More

Public News Service - CA

The California Public Utilities Commission decided to keep net metering in place, a big win for rooftop solar.(cleanenergy.org)

In a big win for rooftop solar in California, the state Public Utilities Commission on Thursday rejected big fee increases and cuts to reimbursement rates - changes sought by the big three utility companies. In a decision supported by consumer groups, the rooftop-solar industry and environmental gr...Read More

Public News Service - CA

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles are unconstitutional. (Mark R. Higgins/iStockphoto)

About 2,000 people sentenced to life without parole for crimes they committed as children may not have to spend the rest of their lives in prison, thanks to a decision on Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2012, the high court banned mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles. Monday's...Read More

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