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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2019 


Signs that the Mueller Trump/Russia probe could wrap up in the next week. Also on our Thursday rundown: A death penalty repeal likely to pass in New England. Plus, cancer survivors rally for tougher smoking laws in Tennessee.

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Migrant workers harvest broccoli near Santa Maria. Some California business owners aren't happy about the new president's crackdown on undocumented workers. (Beth Golden)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- In the past week, President Trump signed executive orders to build a wall along the Mexican border and to cut off federal funds to "sanctuary cities" - in California and across the country. While Wall Street has been bullish, small business owners, particularly those with immi

Outdoor Afro seeks to make the outdoors more accessible to everyone, especially people of color. (Outdoor Afro).

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day has deep significance for many Americans this year with the fulfillment of what some thought an impossible dream: a black president serving two terms in office. And the Obama administration's last days have been marked by grand gestures - including a cal

The view on a walk below the Trinidad Head, an area now protected and more accessible to the public. (Julie Fulkerson)

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - President Barack Obama on Thursday announced the expansion of two national monuments in California - California Coastal National Monument and Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument at the Oregon border. Much more than recognition of the unique history or geography of a place, this

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

Law enforcement officers in California soon will have to record the racial identity of people they stop as part of the state's efforts to curb racial profiling. (Bluegame/iStockphoto)

LOS ANGELES - In a week where news of police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota has filled the airwaves, California is taking concrete steps to fight racial profiling - with the first meeting of the new Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board today in Los Angeles. The board was

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked two of President Obama's executive orders on immigration. (Kconnors/morguefile)

LOS ANGELES -- Latino rights supporters are regrouping after the Supreme Court split 4-4 on the constitutionality of President Obama's immigration policy. The tie lets a lower court decision stand, blocking two of the president's executive orders. One program, Deferred Action for Parents of America

The CARE Act ensures hospitals give instructions to a caregiver and the patient upon discharge. (AARP)
Available In Spanish

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

A new report highlights the fight for better conditions waged by families with incarcerated children. (Youth Justice Coalition)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - About 225,000 kids younger than age 18 are arrested in California each year, and many end up in a juvenile facility. Now, many of their families are joining a nationwide movement - banding together to demand humane treatment for children behind bars. That's part of a new report

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