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    PNS Daily Newscast- Wednesday, May 4th, 20160 


    Here's what's making news today: A big shake up in the presidential race after Indiana's primary, parents may be over-medicating preschoolers who have ADHD, and millions more vehicles are joining a big recall.

Public News Service - California

A bill was pulled before a vote in the Assembly Judiciary Committee today that would force renters to deposit rent with an attorney during eviction proceedings. (i_frontier/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO - Tenants' rights advocates are celebrating after Assemblyman Mike Gatto killed his controversial bill about evictions, just ahead of a scheduled vote today in the California Legislature's Assembly Judiciary Committee. The legislation would have forced renters who are contesting an evi...Read More

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The California Senate Judiciary Committee passed four bills on Tuesday to limit abuses in mandatory arbitration. (gvictoria/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - If you have a credit card or a job, have ever seen a doctor or needed a nursing home, you've probably signed an arbitration agreement that requires you to give up the right to sue, and go through mediation in the event of a dispute. On Tuesday, the California Senate Judiciary ...Read More

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A new report says five percent of California's children have a parent who is incarcerated during at least some of their youth. (markrhiggins/iStockphoto)

SAN FRANCISCO - Five percent of children in the Golden State have a parent who is or has been incarcerated, that's more than a half-million kids, according to a new report. Researchers from the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that nationally, more than 5 million children have been separated from ...Read More

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The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which supports places such as Sequoia National Park. (michaelkirch/morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif - Conservation advocates are celebrating Wednesday's passage of a bill to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) by the U.S. Senate. The fund expired last September but was given a three-year reprieve in December. It uses revenues from the sale of one n...Read More

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El Senado de los EE.UU. votó el miércoles la re-autorización permanente del Fondo para la Conservación de la Tierra y  Agua (“Land and Water Conservation Fund”), el cual apoya lugares como el Parque Nacional Sequoia. (michaelkirch/morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif - El Senado de los Estados Unidos aprobó el miércoles una iniciativa que autorizaría de manera permanente el “Land and Water Conservation Fund” (Fondo para la Conservación de la Tierra y Agua), el cual ha significado billones de dólares en fond...Read More

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All national parks, including Yosemite, are free this weekend for Earth Day and National Park Week. The U.S Interior Secretary is calling for increased funds to maintain the parks. (schick/morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The United States needs to make a major course correction on environmental issues according to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, who spoke Tuesday to the National Geographic Society in Washington. The secretary decried the $12 billion maintenance backlog at national parks and c...Read More

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The Democracy Spring protests have strong California roots. (Democracy Spring)

LOS ANGELES - California has a long history of setting political trends, and actually gave birth to the massive eight-day Democracy Spring protests that are wrapping up in Washington D.C. today. Close to 1,000 people have been arrested during the sit-ins, where activists railed against corruption ...Read More

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The Supreme Court hears oral arguments today on a high profile immigration case, amid rallies in D.C., L.A., and across the country. (kconnors/morguefile)

LOS ANGELES - California immigration rights groups are rallying in Los Angeles and in Washington D.C. today as the Supreme Court considers a highly controversial immigration case. The case involves the constitutionality of President Obama's "DAPA" program, which allows undocumented parents of U.S....Read More

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