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PNS Daily Newscast - November 18, 2019 


President Trump invited to testify in person or in writing, says Pelosi; a battle over the worth of rooftop-solar electricity when it's sold back to the grid; the flu gets an early start; and the value of Texas family caregivers.

2020Talks - November 18, 2019 


Former Pres. Barack Obama cautioned Democrats to be more moderate, and incumbent Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins over Trump-backed Republican opponent.

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Public News Service - CA: Civic Engagement

Rights4girls says one of the main predictors of entry into the juvenile justice system is sexual abuse; a new law seeks to change those odds by keeping some kids out of jail. (Jose Pereira)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – This week, a new state law is in effect aimed at protecting children who are victims of sexual abuse. Law enforcement officers in California no longer can arrest youth suspects for prostitution. Maheen Kaleem, a staff attorney with Rights4Girls, which advocated for the

Many of California's immigrant farm workers, and their employers, hope the immigrants will be able to remain in the U.S. after the White House changes hands. (Igor Trepeshchenok/BarnImages)

LOS ANGELES – Some people in California are scrambling to get their identification and work documents in order by January. They are immigrants, concerned about President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promise to deport some 11 million undocumented people. Some experts think worker roundups a

Observers say Facebook's plan to fact check news raises the possibility of human error and curbing free speech. (Master OSM 2011)

MENLO PARK, Calif. – Silicon Valley giant Facebook has outlined plans to use third-party fact checkers to vet some of its news content. Facebook has come under pressure from users on both the left and right, decrying its use of data collection and charging that it's attempting to control deb

Education advocates laud the passage of Propositions 55 and 58.(shironosov/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Supporters of public education say they're thrilled that voters passed both Propositions 55 and 58 by overwhelming margins. Prop 55 extended a tax on the wealthy for 12 years in order to send about $8 billion to public education annually, while lowering sales taxes. Joshua P

Californians have voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana for people ages 21 and older. (growweedeasy/Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - At the stroke of midnight, recreational use of marijuana became legal in California - but there are a few important details about the new law. It now is legal for adults age 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana or eight grams of concentrated cannabis for persona

Actress Shailene Woodley spoke out against the Dakota Access Pipeline at a rally this weekend in Los Angeles. (Barry E. Levine)

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Actress Shailene Woodley, best known for her role in the "Divergent" movies, spoke at a march on Hollywood Boulevard on Saturday, rallying hundreds of progressive advocates to defend causes championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders. The "Enough is Enough" march was the first even

President Barack Obama at the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument in 2012. (The City Project)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Four in five voters of color support President Obama's efforts to protect public lands and want the next president to do the same, according to a new poll. The poll of 900 African-American, Asian-American and Latino voters was commissioned by New America Media, in partnership w

California may go to a vote-by-mail system and eliminate local polling places. (svanblar/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The State of California is considering scrapping the neighborhood polling place by 2018 in favor of more vote-by-mail balloting and new "Vote Centers.” Experts testified at two informational hearings at the State Assembly on August 2 to explain the concept, which i

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