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PNS Daily Newscast - January 16, 2018  


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Public News Service - CO: Social Justice

AFSC Colorado is organizing an open forum in Denver on Jan. 27 in an effort to build support for immigration policies that would prevent families from being separated through deportation. (Alex Wong/GettyImages)

DENVER – Immigrants' rights supporters say they'll turn to Congress after the Trump administration removed Temporary Protected Status for nearly 200,000 Salvadorans who have lived in the U.S. since 2001. El Salvador joins a list of 13 countries the administration has targeted for TPS suspens

Families who rely on school meal programs lean on food pantries when kids are out of school for the holidays. (Getty Images)

DENVER – When school lets out for the winter holidays, children get a break from homework, but for families struggling to pay bills and put food on the table, it's no vacation. Ellie Agar, communications manager with Hunger Free Colorado, says nearly 1 in 6 Colorado children may not know whe

Colorado could lose nearly $3 billion in gross domestic product and $768 million in lost tax revenues over the next decade if DACA ends, according to research by the Cato Institute. (Getty Images)

DENVER – Some 15,000 undocumented immigrants and supporters, including more than 20 from Colorado, are in Washington Wednesday to urge Congress to pass the Dream Act. Pamela Resendiz Trujano, deputy director of the group United for a New Economy, says immigration agents are picking up young

A Colorado law professor says this U.S. Supreme Court decision could have broad implications for anti-discrimination laws across the nation. (Getty Images)

DENVER – The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments today in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case that will determine if Jack Phillips - the owner of a Lakewood bakery - was justified in refusing to make a wedding cake for a gay couple because of his

The GOP's tax overhaul proposal is projected to increase the national deficit by $1.5 trillion. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- The U.S. Senate could vote on its version of the GOP tax bill as early as next week, but labor groups are not convinced the plan is in the best interests of working families. Dennis Dougherty, executive director at the Colorado AFL-CIO, said the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans would ge

More than 17,000 Coloradans who entered the U.S. as children could face deportation if Congress does not act to save the DACA program. (Duffman/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER -- Colorado advocates for immigrants' rights are doubling down on efforts to press Congress to pass the Dream Act, which would provide a path to citizenship to recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Some 50 activists from all corners of the state gathered in Denve

A grassroots campaign is under way to promote a ballot initiative that would blunt the impact of special-interest campaign contributions in municipal elections. (Pixabay)

DENVER – As Coloradans cast their ballots today, a grassroots effort to limit the influence of big money in politics is setting its sights on Denver's 2018 election. The Denver Election Division has cleared the way for an initiative called "Democracy for the People" to be included in next ye

The group Patriotic Millionaires projects that two-thirds of the GOP's proposed tax breaks will go to the top 1 percent of earners. (Pixabay)

DENVER – As the nation awaits details of the GOP's tax plan, a group of wealthy business leaders and investors has launched an online tool to help taxpayers see past the political rhetoric and weigh in on the new policies. Erica Payne, president of Patriotic Millionaires, points to public sp

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