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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2020 


Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 


Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Public News Service - CA: Civil Rights

DAVIS, Calif. - It seems there are fewer cracks in California's so-called "glass ceiling." An annual study on the progress of women in corporate leadership, conducted by the University of California, Davis, and the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives, found slightly fewer women in executive

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - Immigrants' rights groups in California and other states are holding events today to protest the expansion of a program they believe leads to racial profiling and encourages civil rights abuses. Known as the 287(g) program, it is part of the federal Immigration and Nationali

Voter turnout could be better in California - a lot better - but more than 7 million residents of the state who are eligible to vote are not even registered. One hundred percent voter registration is the goal of two bills, both moving through the State Legislature. One of them (AB 106) would make r

Today is "D-Day" for same-sex marriage in California, when the California Supreme Court announces its decision on the legality of Proposition 8, the state's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Regardless of the outcome, says Molly McKay of the group Marriage Equality USA, supporters of g

The future of electronic voting in one California county may be decided by the voters themselves. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors is considering placing an advisory measure on the June ballot asking voters if they prefer e-voting. The motion was approved even after an elections watchdog

"Please Don't Shoot" - that's the message from activists gathering in downtown Oakland and in cities across the country to protest the shooting death of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) passenger. The rally at Oakland City Hall today is part of a national day of non-violent protests over the New Year

Race relations in America may have taken a big step forward with the historic election of Barack Obama as president, but racial challenges still remain. A national conference called Facing Race will focus on that challenge, while building upon the progress symbolized by the election of the country'

Too many voters and not enough ballots. That may summarize the Election Day experience for Californians, who went to the polls in record numbers on Tuesday to discover that some precincts were not prepared for the crowds. Attorney Elisabeth Neubauer, with the Election Protection Coalition, says in

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