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PNS Daily Newscast - September 19, 2017 


Hurricane Maria now a category five; another GOP attempt to end Obamacare; and the opening day of the U.N. General Assembly met with protests. Details on those stories and more.

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Marriage equality is one of many issues funded by California philanthropic foundations honored this year with N.C.R.P. Impact Awards from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. (Ted Eytan)

Three California philanthropic foundations have won Impact Awards this year from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. The award honors foundations that make grants to encourage diversity and empowerment of marginalized communities. One of the winners, the Sandler Foundation, has give

PHOTO:  The Our Tomorrow Campaign will survey LGBTQ Americans at Pride events and online. Photo courtesy Equality Federation

LOS ANGELES – San Francisco-based Equality Federation wants to ask all LGBTQ Americans, “Where do you think the movement should go from here?” It's part of the Our Tomorrow Campaign - and Equality Federation is working with more than 100 partner organizations to pass out surveys a

PHOTO: Assemblywoman Toni Atkins was sworn in as the new Speaker of the Assembly on Monday. She becomes the first openly gay woman to lead the lower house of the California Legislature. Photo courtesy California State Parks Dept.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - History is being made at the state Capitol again. Democratic Assemblywoman Toni Atkins was sworn in as the new Speaker of the Assembly on Monday, becoming the first openly gay woman to head the lower chamber of the legislature. She succeeds Democrat John Perez, the first openly

More foundations are pledging their support for under-served groups. When the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy launched Philanthropy's Promise a year ago, 64 grant-makers signed up. Now, that number has nearly doubled, and Philanthropy's Promise represents more than $3.3 billion in ann

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California is now the first state in the nation to require public schools teach students about gay history. Gov. Jerry Brown has just signed legislation that requires social studies classes to include the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans in

SAN FRANSISCO, Calif. - Testimony has ended in the landmark federal case to determine if Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, is a violation of the U.S. Constitution. Lawyers for the two gay couples suing to overturn the state constitutional amendment contend marriage is a fundament

Today is "D-Day" for same-sex marriage in California, when the California Supreme Court announces its decision on the legality of Proposition 8, the state's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Regardless of the outcome, says Molly McKay of the group Marriage Equality USA, supporters of g

California voters will decide today on Proposition 8, which would define marriage in the state and likely have a major impact on same-sex marriage across the nation. The race is the most expensive and many say the most controversial on the ballot. Yvette Martinez, political director for the "No on

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