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PNS Daily Newscast - March 21, 2019 


The nation’s acting Defense Secretary is under investigation for promoting Boeing, his former employer. Also on the Thursday rundown: The Trump administration’s spending blueprint being called a “bully budget.” Plus, a call for the feds to protect consumers from abusive lenders.

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Public News Service - CA: Women's Issues

Statistics show the pay gap compounds as people age, and women over 65 get an average of $234 less per week than men from Social Security. (Brian A. Jackson/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The issue of equal pay for equal work is front and center in Congress this week as House Democrats reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act. It comes 10 years after President Barack Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which modernized and improved on the Equal P

Advocacy groups that support victims and survivors of sexual assault rallied on the steps of the California State Capitol in April 2017.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Today is Denim Day at the Capitol. It isn't just an early "casual Friday," but a show of solidarity for victims and survivors of sexual violence. Many lawmakers and victims' advocates will be wearing jeans at a 10 a.m. rally on the Capitol steps in Sacramento to draw attention

Workers could be forced to turn over tips to their employers under a rule proposed by the Trump administration. (SRandCo/Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As women's marches take place across the country this Saturday, time is running out to put in your two cents about a rule proposed by the Trump administration that a new report says could cost female workers $4.6 billion in tips a year. The Department of Labor wants to r

Thousands are expected to march in Los Angeles this Sunday against rape and sexual harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. (David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons)

LOS ANGELES – The #Me Too social media campaign that went viral following accusations that movie producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed or raped a number of women is now taking to the streets, starting with a march and rally in Los Angeles this Sunday. Tarana Burke, a women's rights org

California has the largest number of kids enrolled in CHIP in the nation, at more than 1.9 million youngsters. (Children's Action Alliance)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It's been almost a month since Congress let funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program run out - and now, the State of California says the program known as CHIP will go broke at the end of December. The California Department of Healthcare Services says this unprec

According to a new investigative report, family courts systemically discredit claims of child abuse and award custody to the accused parent. (serggn/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Over the past eight years, custodial parents killed 58 American children after a court ignored abuse claims by a protective parent, according to the Center for Judicial Excellence. And a new investigative report, published by 100Reporters.org, says family courts systemica

Doctors rush a patient to care. Enrollment for coverage under the Affordable Care Act ends at midnight today. (JillK61)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – You have until midnight today to sign up for California's version of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Health-care advocates raised concerns last week when the new administration reportedly stopped advertising the open-enrollment period. After some pushba

The CARE Act ensures hospitals give instructions to a caregiver and the patient upon discharge. (AARP)
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Nearly five months after it went into effect, health advocates say the CARE act is making a big difference in the amount of education patients and their caregivers receive. The Hospitals and Family Caregiver Act requires hospitals to designate a caregiver for each patient when

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