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PNS Daily News - December 10, 2019 


Probe finds FBI not biased against Trump; yes, commuting is stressful; church uses nativity scene for statement on treatment of migrants; report says NY could add cost of carbon to electricity prices with little consumer impact; and a way to add mental health services for rural areas.

2020Talks - December 10, 2019 


Today's human rights day, and candidates this cycle talk a lot about what constitutes a human right. Some say gun violence and access to reproductive health care and abortions are human rights issues.

Public News Service - CA: Civil Rights

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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LOS ANGELES – Even as President Donald Trump wraps up his first visit to the Golden State since the election, immigrant-rights groups are embracing California's new nickname as the "State of Resistance." Last September, the president ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) pro

Immigrants rights groups say California is correct to refuse to aid in federal immigration enforcement, saying cooperation would alienate many undocumented residents.(Tobias Muller/Wikimedia Commons)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' new lawsuit against California's so-called sanctuary state laws is drawing withering criticism from lawmakers and groups that support immigrant rights. Sessions argues California is violating the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution,

Immigrant advocacy groups say that the country is at a crossroads when it comes to immigration, leaving hundreds of thousands unsure of their future. (Joe PIette/flickr)

By Mark Hedin, Ethnic Media Services / Broadcast version by Stephanie Carson Reporting for the Ethnic Media Services-California News Service Collaboration SAN FRANCISCO – Warning that the country is heading down a white-nationalist, nativist path, four immigrant-rights advocates issued a call

Critics say a citizenship question proposed for the 2020 census could lead to a large undercount of Latinos. (U.S. Census Bureau)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Latino groups are praising a protest letter sent to the Trump administration by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra and leaders from 17 other states opposing a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The Department of Justice recently asked the Census Bureau to add a citizen

50,000 California DACA recipients are parents to U.S.-born children. (avidcreative/iStockphotos)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Almost 250 California businesses and children's groups have just sent a joint letter to the state's members of Congress, urging them to pass the Dream Act, which would give certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children a work permit and

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