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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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A new court ruling increases the likelihood that the 2020 presidential election could hinge on a single vote in the Electoral College. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)

Sacramento, CA - A new court ruling says states cannot penalize a delegate to the Electoral College for voting against the popular vote from that state. Comments from John Koza, chair of National Popular Vote. It just got a bit more likely - that the next election will be decided by a single vote i

A letter signed by 22 U.S. senators to the Department of Homeland Security asks the agency to preserve the Parole in Place program for family members of servicemen and women.(MichaelJung/Adobe Stock)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Immigrants' rights groups say fear is spreading among people in the U.S. military who have undocumented family members, after word that a program that protects their families from deportation may be terminated. The U.S. Customs and Immigration Service confirms that the "

President Donald Trump is calling for a delay of the 2020 U.S. Census after the Supreme Court rejected his administration's call to include a question about citizenship. (U.S. Census Bureau)

LOS ANGELES – Civil-rights groups are praising a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that will probably keep a question about citizenship off the 2020 Census. The high court rejected the Trump administration's explanation that asking people about their citizenship status is necessary to enforce the Vo

The Trump administration's new immigration system would prioritize well-educated, high-skill migrants over those with family ties to the United States. (Pixabay)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Immigrants' rights groups are speaking out against President Donald Trump's new immigration proposal – unveiled yesterday – saying it betrays American values and ignores the thorniest issues that have thus far held up a comprehensive immigration deal in Congres

Immigrants' groups are pushing Congress to grant permanent residency to TPS holders. (Sarah Hall)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Many in the immigrant rights community are rejoicing after federal authorities agreed this week to let people with Temporary Protected status from Honduras and Nepal continue to live and work here legally until litigation is resolved. The Trump administration already had

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

By some estimates, up to 24 million people could be affected by a proposed rule to make it harder for legal immigrants who use public benefits to get a green card or visa. (Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – People can now officially weigh in on a proposal by the Trump administration to punish legal permanent residents who have used certain public benefits by making it harder for them to get a green card or visa. The proposal comes despite studies that show legal permanent r

The government plans to build a migrant detention center at GoodFellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas, on a former firing range near an uncapped, closed landfill. (Wikimedia Commons)

CONCORD, Calif. – A coalition of health, labor and environmental groups is asking the Trump administration to release specific locations for immigrant detention centers to be built on military bases – sites that may be polluted. President Donald Trump's zero-tolerance policy at the bord

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