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PNS Daily Newscast - November 14, 2019 


New evidence arises from the first impeachment hearing; one in four federal student loan borrowers defaults early on; and growing proof that vaping isn't the healthy alternative it was thought to be.

2020Talks - November 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

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Public News Service - CA: Civil Rights

California voters will decide today on Proposition 8, which would define marriage in the state and likely have a major impact on same-sex marriage across the nation. The race is the most expensive and many say the most controversial on the ballot. Yvette Martinez, political director for the "No on

California has set a record, with 17.3 million people registered to vote in Tuesday's election. With so many people heading to the polls, election watchdog groups want to make sure voters know their rights. For instance, if a polling place runs out of ballots, it may take up to two hours for new ba

Riverside County, CA - With less than a month to go before the presidential election, a California county is launching a probe into the office of its registrar of voters. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors authorized the audit after an election watchdog group claimed election workers had fail

California - Few Californians are supporting a ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriage. A new Field Poll has found Proposition 8 trailing among likely voters, with just 38 percent supporting the initiative. Susan Russell, a priest at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Los Angeles, says pe

San Francisco, CA - Californians today are remembering the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the struggles that still go on--not only on the Gulf Coast, but in their own state as well. Groups fighting for racial justice are holding rallies and marches to memorialize the Katrina victims. The

San Francisco, CA - The path to becoming a U.S. citizen is growing longer and longer, leaving many of California's legal immigrants stuck in the process. It's a part of the immigration crisis that's often overlooked, according to a new report that finds the backlog can hurt families and careers and

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the federal policy on gays in the military, will be the focus of a hearing on Capitol Hill today. California Congresswoman Susan Davis has scheduled the hearing, which is the first since the policy was implemented in 1993. Gay-rights advocates call it one of the most anti-fa

As the November election approaches, voting rights advocates say it is vital that California's county election offices allow for technical inspections of their electronic voting equipment. State law (California Election Code 15004) permits what it calls "accredited observers" to review machines and

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