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PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2017 


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Public News Service - WA: Civic Engagement

May Day rallies across the country are expected to be ramped up this year in opposition to the Trump administration. (Chuck Taylor/Flickr)

PASCO, Wash. -- Today is May Day, and Washingtonians are rallying with people across the country in support of laborers and immigrant communities. Otherwise known as International Workers' Day, May Day now is also associated with immigrants' rights. The Tri-Cities area has been planning May Day pr

Eastern Washington University has hosted workshops and speeches leading up to International Women's Day. (Candace Martin/Eastern Washington University)

CHENEY, Wash. – Today is International Women's Day, and women across the state and around the world are celebrating and pushing for gender equality. The struggle for women's rights has taken on a new tenor in recent weeks, with the Trump Administration's revised travel ban for six Muslim-major

Berta Alvarado (right) traveled from southeastern Washington to Washington, hoping to speak with her representatives about the future of health care. (Service Employees Int'l. Union)

OTHELLO, Wash. – As members of Congress come back to their home districts for a recess, people across the country are demanding that lawmakers hold public meetings to discuss the future of health care. Only a few lawmakers from Washington state have scheduled town hall meetings to address th

Every year, hardy Washingtonians take a dive into frigid waters around the state to raise money for the Special Olympics. (Special Olympics Archive)

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Some hardy Washingtonians are taking a cold and invigorating dip this winter to raise money for the Special Olympics. In the Polar Plunge Series, people get charitable pledges to dive into freezing waters across the Evergreen State, starting with the Tri-Cities area on Saturday.

The theme for this year's MLK Day march in Seattle is

SEATTLE — Today, Americans celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with marches in Washington state and across the country. A hero of the civil-rights movement, King is also remembered for his work on the cause of economic justice. His presence at labor marches often is overshadowed by

According to a new report, Washington's economy is improving, but the cost of living also is rising. (OFL Communications Department/Flickr)

LONG BEACH, Wash. – Jobs are coming back and incomes are improving across Washington state, but families still are struggling to pay for the basics, according to a new report. The analysis Time for a Raise: Statewide Growth and Washington's Minimum Wage found many of the jobs in the Evergreen

Young voters, like Cris Romero above, are discussing their feelings about the election today at a conference in Seattle. (Courtesy Photo)

SEATTLE – Young people voting for the first time in this election may never see another presidential faceoff like it again. Today in Seattle at the National Conference on Afterschool and Summer Learning, where the theme is "Dare to Disrupt," young, first-time voters will open up about their fe

Benjamin Shabazz, speaking at an interfaith conference above, is an imam in Seattle who will be attending Monday night's debates. (CAIR-WA)

SEATTLE – Tonight the Council on American-Islamic Relations will host two debates in Redmond between Washington state politicians. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates, Erin Jones and state Rep. Chris Reykdal, will face off first, followed by incumbent Secretary of S

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