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PNS Daily Newscast - April 20, 2018 


The DOJ delivers the Comey memos to Congress. Also on our rundown: More evidence that rent prices are out of reach in many markets; Wisconsin counties brace for sulfide mining; and the Earth Day focus this weekend in North Dakota is on recycling.

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Peeling lead paint from homes built before 1978 is the primary source of lead poisoning in California, but lead also is found in some makeup from Afghanistan, turmeric from India and pottery from Mexico. (Bournedead/Morguefile)

OAKLAND, Calif. — The issue of childhood lead poisoning is getting fresh attention after the recent release of an investigative series by KALW Radio in San Francisco. Reuters data shows about 2 percent of California's children have high rates of lead in their blood - consistent with the nati

A new survey shows high housing costs are preventing a majority of working Californians from saving enough for retirement. (Seemann/Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Senior advocates are asking Gov. Jerry Brown to do something about the housing crisis - and are pushing him to start by signing Senate Bill 2. The bill would increase the fee for recording certain types of real estate documents, excluding the sale of commercial and residentia

Data show that the rate of Latino and black children in poverty in California is more than three times that of white children. (Cohdra/Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Stubborn poverty continues to plague the Golden State, which maintains the worst poverty rate in the nation, with 14.3 percent of residents, and almost 20 percent of children, living below the federal poverty line. However, the new Census numbers on poverty do show that

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PASADENA, Calif. – Low-wage workers won a victory with California's minimum-wage increase, in effect starting this week. The increases will be yearly and incremental, this year, it's 50 cents, bringing worker pay to $10.50 an hour and ultimately, to $15. But for many, it still isn't really en

California accounts for 20 percent of the total U.S. homeless population; a homeless group on Haight Street, San Francisco. (Franco Folini)  <br />

LOS ANGELES – California accounts for about 20 percent of the nation's homeless population. Today marks National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, when vigils across the state and country honor the memories of homeless people who died this past year. Scott Larson, executive director of HomeAid

The End Poverty Now: March for Economic Justice takes place Monday outside the RNC in Cleveland.(End Poverty Coalition)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - 341 California Republicans, delegates and alternates, are in Cleveland for the start of the Republican National Convention. On their hour-long commute from their hotel, they'll undoubtedly see some protesters. One of those protests is expected to involve thousands of people for

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

A bill introduced in the state Senate on Tuesday forbids landlords from discriminating against tenants with federal housing vouchers solely based on their source of income. (Housing California)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A bill to make it illegal for landlords to discriminate against people with Section 8 housing vouchers was introduced in the California state Senate on Tuesday. According to Senate Bill 10-53, by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, landlords could no longer reject potential tenant

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