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PNS Daily Newscast - June 20, 2019 


The Trump administration finalizes a coal-friendly emissions rule for power plants. Also on today's rundown: A new development in the debate over the 2020 Census citizenship question; and why "Juneteenth" is an encore celebration in Florida and other states.

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Public News Service - CA: Civil Rights

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

An estimated 425,000 Californians are DACA recipients, many of whom could face deportation if the program is allowed to expire. (Avid Creative/iStockphoto)

HOUSTON – The future of 800,000 so-called "Dreamers" nationwide – more than half of them in California – is at stake as the DACA program is challenged in a federal court hearing today in Houston. Texas and six other states are asking for a preliminary injunction to stop the Deferr

Peeling lead paint from homes built before 1978 is the primary source of lead poisoning in California, but lead also is found in some makeup from Afghanistan, turmeric from India and pottery from Mexico. (Bournedead/Morguefile)

OAKLAND, Calif. — The issue of childhood lead poisoning is getting fresh attention after the recent release of an investigative series by KALW Radio in San Francisco. Reuters data shows about 2 percent of California's children have high rates of lead in their blood - consistent with the nati

A 2011 state law that required sentencing people with some types of offenses to county jail instead of state prison has created confusion that may have led some California counties to improperly drop them from the voting rolls. (svanblar/iStockphoto)

LOS ANGELES – Thousands of people were improperly removed from California voting rolls in 2017, possibly due to an administrative error, says a California coalition for people who are or have been in prison. On Wednesday, the "All of Us or None" coalition sent letters demanding restoration o

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