PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 

Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  

The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - CA: Livable Wages/Working Families

California child-care providers are pushing for higher reimbursement rates from the state, to make their pay equal to $15 an hour. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

LOS ANGELES - California may have just passed a $15 minimum wage but it doesn't apply to many child-care providers, who are independent contractors. So today, a group known as the "Raising California Together Coalition" gathers in Sacramento to push for policy changes that its members say would li

The AARP Fraud Watch Network is warning of a surge of income-tax-related scams this time of year. (noderog/iStockphoto)

SAN FRANCISCO - California has seen a huge surge in reports of threatening or aggressive phone scams in this income-tax filing season, according to experts with AARP's Fraud Watch Network. This year, the group is warning of several types of scams. In one version, a person will call and pretend to

Unions are cheering a decision by the Supreme Court to let stand a lower court ruling that allows agency fees. (kconnors/morguefile)
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Public education unions are celebrating after the U.S. Supreme Court's 4-4 split decision on Tuesday. The result allows a lower court ruling to stand that says it is constitutional for unions to charge a mandatory "agency fee" to cover services that also benefit nonmembers. Before the recent death

Workers from Taylor Farms, a supplier for Chipotle, protested Thursday at two of the chain's California restaurants. (Teamsters Joint Council 7)

SACRAMENTO - Adding to Chipotle's woes, workers from one of its suppliers protested at two California restaurant locations on Thursday, alleging food safety and labor violations - not by Chipotle, but by the supplier. About 40 workers from Taylor Farms, which is based in Tracy, picketed at Chipotl

California businessman Rocky De La Fuente, running for the Democratic presidential nomination, says he will run as an Independent in the general election if he loses the primary. (Rocky2016)

SAN DIEGO - Rocky De La Fuente, a San Diego businessman and lesser-known Democratic candidate for president, announced on Monday he'll make a bid for the White House as an Independent, should he fail to win the nomination. The 61-year-old De La Fuente is on the primary or caucus ballots in nearly

One topic at this weekend's California Federation of Teachers convention is how to attract people to the teaching profession despite anti-public-education rhetoric. (Shironosov/iStockphoto)
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SAN FRANCISCO - Hundreds of teachers are rallying today for a better contract with the City College of San Francisco, then heading to a downtown hotel to tackle statewide education issues at the California Federation of Teachers' annual convention. More than 600 educators will attend the conference

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

The unexpected vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court could hurt the chances of success for a case affecting millions of undocumented immigrants. (kconnors/morguefile)

SAN FRANCISCO - Advocates for immigrants' rights are working through the implications of the unexpected vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court trying to determine how it affects a case that could decide the legal status of millions of undocumented immigrants. The passing of conservative Justice Antonin

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