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PNS Daily Newscast - June 18, 2018 


First Lady Melania Trump makes a statement against separating kids from parents. Also on the Monday rundown: Anti-hunger advocates applaud the newest Farm Bill; plus "diaper duty" is an economic burden for one in three families.

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Environmental justice groups opposed Prop. 70, saying it would have made it more difficult to fund climate projects that mitigate pollution from power plants such as this one in the low-income community of Oxnard. (Rennett Stowe/Wikimedia Commons)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The election results are trending positively for environmental justice in California – with the likely defeat of Proposition 70 and the passage of Proposition 68. Prop 70 would have required a two-thirds majority for the State Legislature to appropriate funds for c

Artists created designs on the spot during the charrette to reimagine parts of San Jose. (Ellen Dunham-Jones & AARP)

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Many California communities are confronting the housing crisis by encouraging higher-density housing near public transportation in ways that also make the area more livable. AARP, the City of San Jose and the Valley Transportation Authority just wrapped up a week-long even

Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument is one of several monuments in California that could see its boundaries downsized by the Trump administration. (Bob Wick/BLM)

LOS ANGELES — More than three-quarters of Californians oppose the Trump administration's plan to shrink two national monuments in Utah and want to see the Golden State's national monuments protected, according to a new poll from the nonprofit Hispanic Access Foundation. Researchers found that

Health-access groups worry that allowing skimpy, cheaper plans would drive up costs for the majority of consumers, especially older people with pre-existing conditions. (Cathy Yeulet/iStockphotos)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Activist groups say President Donald Trump's proposal to allow cheaper, low-benefit health care plans is just another attempt to upend the Affordable Care Act – and they predict it will drive overall prices up, not down. On Tuesday, the administration proposed a ru

A variety of experts will look this weekend for creative ways to reduce and/or fund the massive maintenance backlog at places like Yosemite, part of the National Park system. (Schick/Morguefile)

SAN FRANCISCO – This weekend, Silicon Valley is harnessing its brainpower to help devise solutions to the $11.3 billion backlog in deferred maintenance facing America's national parks and monuments. The Pew Charitable Trusts, along with the group CivicMakers, is hosting the ”Parks and

A new report says the high cost of housing is draining many Californians' ability to get ahead. (Housing CA)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Golden State is generating jobs that pay well, but has one of the lowest home ownership rates in the country, according to a new report. The 16th annual "Prosperity Now Scorecard" shows California slipped slightly – from 26th in the nation to 27th – as ra

Conservation groups say new offshore oil drilling on the Pacific coast would be especially harmful to whales, seals and sea lions. (BOEM)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Trump administration has proposed opening up almost all federal waters to oil and gas drilling, including the California coast – and the one and only public hearing in the state takes place Thursday afternoon in Sacramento. A coalition of opposition groups is p

One bright spot in a new report: 97 percent of California children have health insurance. (Nesstor4u/morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Almost two-thirds of babies in the Golden State are born to low-income families, according to a new report, which makes them less likely to have access to high-quality education and health care. The nonprofit group Children Now just released its 2018 California Children'

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