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PNS Daily News - September 22, 2020 

The Supreme Court vacancy raises stakes for a reproductive-rights campaign; voter-registration deadlines are just around the corner; and the pandemic compounds child-care woes.

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It's National Voter Registration Day. Plus, the Supreme Court and abortion are back, center stage, in the election spotlight.

Archive: March 8, 2016

Governor Wolf is calling on lawmakers to raise the minimum wage for all workers. (Governor Tom Wolf/

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Minimum-wage state workers and those working for companies with state contracts will be getting a raise. Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order Monday, raising the minimum wage for all workers under his jurisdiction to $10.15 an hour. Details of the order were not immediatel ...Read More

Colorado lawmakers are moving to close offshore-tax loopholes for multinational corporations headquartered in the state. (Galatas)

DENVER - The Colorado House of Representatives advanced a measure to close offshore tax loopholes on Monday. The move comes on the heels of a new report showing companies are doubling down on efforts to stockpile profits overseas and avoid paying U.S. taxes. Richard Phillips, senior analyst with ...Read More

Protests have led to more than 500 arrests at the Seneca Lake site since 2014. (

READING, N.Y. - Environmentalist and best-selling author Bill McKibben was among more than 50 people arrested Monday for blocking the entrance to a proposed natural gas storage facility. Crestwood Midstream, a Texas-based energy company, wants to store natural gas in salt caverns on the shores of ...Read More

Arizona State Rep. Justin Olson goes over budget figures with constituents attending a state budget  forum in Tucson last weekend. (Michelle Crow/Children’s Action Alliance)

TUCSON, Ariz. - A diverse group of taxpayers is telling Arizona lawmakers they want them to resolve budget shortfalls in public education, health insurance and social services. They spoke out at legislative forums, hosted by Representative Justin Olson, chair of the House Appropriations Committee ...Read More

The Justice for Janitors movement protested last month in Los Angeles. It holds rallies across the state today (Tues.) for International Women's Day. (Ian Paredes/SEIU)

LOS ANGELES - Thousands of women, mostly immigrants, who work as janitors are rallying today in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Jose and Sacramento to bring awareness to what they say are abuses of the legions of workers who clean California's high-rise buildings each night. It's part of Internationa ...Read More

The Spread the Word to End the Word campaign has been adopted by some Arkansas high school students who hope their peers will learn to be more sensitive about people with intellectual disabilities. (Ron Brown)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - There are words in the English language that people have managed to get rid of over time, or replace with better alternatives, but there's still one that persists. The word is "retarded" and when used to describe someone, it's offensive. During March, National Disabilities Aw ...Read More

At meeting in Albuquerque tonight, the topic is a PNM rate proposal that could affect low-income ratepayers and rooftop solar power in New Mexico. (Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Environmental groups, faith organizations and solar-energy businesses are hosting a forum in Albuquerque tonight to discuss the latest PNM rate proposal. The groups say the utility's plan to raise customers' monthly minimum payment and other fees could negatively affect both lo ...Read More

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Undersecretary-General and executive director of U.N. Women speaks out on International Women's Day. (U.N. Women)

LAS VEGAS - Today, March 8, is International Women's Day, part of Women's History Month. "U.N. Women" - the United Nations agency on women's empowerment - is working to improve issues common to women in the U.S. and across the world, including equal pay for equal work. Recently, Phumzile Mlambo- ...Read More

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