PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 

The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 

Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - CA: Women's

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

Today is the Mothers Against Drunk Driving National Day of Remembrance. Credit: ldless/iStock

LOS ANGELES - Today is the first-ever national day of remembrance for people who have died in alcohol-related car crashes, the survivors, and their families. It's organized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, also known as MADD, as part of its 35th birthday celebration. There will be events in do

The U.S. Senate will vote on whether to defund Planned Parenthood today. The California pro-choice community is making its opposition known. Credit wavebreak/iStock.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Senate is set to vote today on whether to strip Planned Parenthood of $500 million in federal funding. The vote comes in the wake of undercover videos made by a California-based anti-abortion group that show Planned Parenthood representatives discussing the prov

PHOTO: Members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus are calling for more money to be budgeted for working women and young children. Photo courtesy: Department of Health Services Foundation.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Budget negotiations will begin soon, and many of California's female lawmakers want to make sure the state's spending plan does a better job of helping women and children. Members of the California Legislative Women's Caucus say now that the economy is recovering, it's i

PHOTO: Assemblywoman Toni Atkins was sworn in as the new Speaker of the Assembly on Monday. She becomes the first openly gay woman to lead the lower house of the California Legislature. Photo courtesy California State Parks Dept.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - History is being made at the state Capitol again. Democratic Assemblywoman Toni Atkins was sworn in as the new Speaker of the Assembly on Monday, becoming the first openly gay woman to head the lower chamber of the legislature. She succeeds Democrat John Perez, the first openly

PHOTO: A statewide campaign called

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – All some California moms may want for Mother's Day is a paid day off when they don't feel well. A statewide campaign called 10,000 Mothers Strong – Paid Sick Days Now! is being launched in support of pending legislation that would grant all California workers at le


California women must work almost 15 months to earn what a man does in just 12. "Equal Pay Day," which was marked Tuesday, is part of an ongoing national campaign to increase awareness about pay inequality for working women. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, said female-headed households

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