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    PNS Daily News - September 1, 20150 

    A variety of issues on our rundown including; The Supreme Court tells a Kentucky Court Clerk she can’t refuse to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples; a new report looks at religious exemption bills and discrimination; a rally on the West Coast today to combat wage theft; and unmasking the face of hunger in the Midwest.

Public News Service - New York

State legal status would give undocumented immigrants access to drivers licenses, tuition assistance and more. Credit: Steve White/

ALBANY, N.Y. - Headline-grabbing comments on immigration from 2016 presidential candidates such as Donald Trump have recharged the national debate. But while Congress drags its feet on immigration reform, some state lawmakers in New York are hoping recent interest in the issue draws support for a bi...Read More

Public News Service - NY

Doctors say developmental screening should be part of every well-child visit. Credit:

NEW YORK - Many children are about to start school for the first time, but doctors say the key to successful learning may be found long before children enter a classroom. In the first years of life, according to pediatricians, children's brains develop at a remarkable rate, and developmental proble...Read More

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Immigrant rights groups say the GOP must denounce anti-immigrant statements if it wants to attract Latino voters. Credit: FIRM

NEW YORK - It was a combative exchange that lit up the Internet, and GOP candidate Donald Trump's treatment of prominent Univision reporter Jorge Ramos is getting plenty of reaction in New York. Joselo Lucero is a 41-year-old immigrant rights activist on Long Island. He saw the exchange on televi...Read More

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Lawmakers want an outside agency to do the risk assessment of a natural gas pipeline expansion project. Credit: Ian Beeby/

NEW YORK - Two New York lawmakers are calling for an independent risk assessment of a natural-gas pipeline near the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County. Assemblywoman Sandra Galef, D-Ossining, and Assemblyman David Buchwald, D-Mount Kisco, said pipeline experts have found flaws i...Read More

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Messages cover the windows of a schizophrenic patientís house. Credit: Pete S/ Wikimedia Commons.

NEW YORK - New York state is expanding its services for young people who begin experiencing symptoms of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia affects about one out of every 200 people, and the first signs often appear from ages 18 and 21. Glenn Liebman, chief executive of the Mental Health Association of N...Read More

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Since 2011 the NYS Department of Labor has recovered almost $100 million for victims of wage theft. Photo credit: Scott Richard/

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Workers at a Brooklyn cleaning service say their boss took them to the cleaners, and he now faces charges of wage theft. The employees were promised $10 to $14 an hour to clean houses and apartments, working shifts up to 16 hours long, but often weren't paid what they were ow...Read More

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Legal services help New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS avoid homelessness. Photo credit Bex Wade/

NEW YORK – New York state is helping families and individuals living with HIV and AIDS get access to legal services. Beyond the cost of medical care, people living with HIV face a long list of legal concerns. Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that $2.5 million would be distributed amo...Read More

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Immigrant advocates met with the Riverhead Town Board to discuss concerns about anti-immigrant statements. Photo Courtesy: Long Island Wins.

NEW YORK - From the presidential campaign trail to the town of Riverhead on Long Island, there has been plenty of tough talk about illegal immigrants this summer and some are concerned it may be inspiring acts of violence. Last week, two brothers were charged with beating a homeless Latino man in ...Read More

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