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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Archive: July 25, 2016

Some Minnesota delegates want to see immigration reform take center stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Democratic National Convention kicks off today in Philadelphia with 93 Minnesota delegates in attendance, and some want to see more focus on immigration reform. That's a top priority for Jose Gallardo, a first-generation Mexican American and a Minnesota delegate for pre ...Read More

About one in five American children lives in poverty. (Pixabay)<br /><br />

CLEVELAND – As the presidential campaigns ramp up, some experts say one of the country's biggest black eyes is being ignored. Child poverty has gotten worse in many states, including Ohio, since the end of the Great Recession. An estimated one-in-five children in the U.S. lives in a family ...Read More

Advocacy groups are pushing political candidates to focus on child poverty. (Milkos/iStockphoto)

DENVER – Presidential candidates from both major parties have talked a lot about helping the middle class, but have skipped over one of the largest segments of the poor: babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Sarah Hughes, research director at the Colorado Children's Campaign, says poverty impac ...Read More

22 percent of children in Nevada still live in poverty, compared with 15 percent before the recession. (Anita Peppers/Morguefile)

LAS VEGAS — Nationally, more than one-fifth of children live in poverty - even though the economy has rebounded and unemployment is low - so child advocates are speaking out during convention season - pushing the campaigns to address the issue. Dr. Stephen Miller, director of the UNLV Center ...Read More

People's Caravan protesters decry racism on their way to the Democratic National Convention. (Grassroots Global Justice Alliance)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Dozens of advocates for racial justice and peace arrived in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention this weekend, making the trek together after protesting at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The Grassroots Global Justice Alliance organized the ...Read More

More than one in five U.S. children live in poverty. (taliesin/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — At the conventions and on the campaign trail, Floridians are hearing plenty from both presidential candidates, but there's one major issue neither one is talking about: the millions of children across the nation who are living in poverty. The child poverty rate has been o ...Read More

Child poverty is increasing, but you wouldn't know that just from following the presidential race. (Beatrice Murch/Wikipedia)

RICHMOND, Va. – Given how little attention it's getting from candidates, children in poverty is a hidden crisis, say advocates. According to the most recent complete numbers from Kids Count, more children in Virginia and across the nation are growing up in poverty now than during the Great R ...Read More

Many Virginia progressive groups are praising Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virgini.

RICHMOND, Va. – While voters across the country may wonder about Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Hillary Clinton's new vice presidential pick, many progressive groups from his home state say they like him. For Democratic voters nationally, Kaine's positions on trade and financial regulation have ...Read More

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