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PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2020 


Six Democratic presidential contenders face off in Nevada; and ballot security issues in play.

2020Talks - February 19, 2020 


Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Public News Service - CA: Immigrant

California is the first state to extend health care benefits to income-eligible undocumented adults younger than age 26. (Cathy Yeulet/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Starting tomorrow, all low-income Californians younger than age 26 who meet the income requirements will be able to sign up for health insurance under the Medi-Cal program, regardless of immigration status. The state estimates 138,000 young people will sign up - a small but si

Legal aid groups say migrant parents of low-income U.S. citizen children should not be afraid to enroll them in programs such as Medi-Cal and CalFresh, as this will not affect green-card applications. (Kathy Yeulet/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Immigrants' rights groups are working to calm fears in the migrant community – after a judge blocked President Donald Trump's changes to the public charge rules earlier this month. Those rules would have made it harder for people to get a green card or visa if they

Tourism to the U.S. from Mexico and China are down this year. (Scott S./Morguefile)

LOS ANGELES � For travelers from other countries looking for vacation spots, the United States may no longer be top of mind. A new report blames President Donald Trump's policies for hurting international tourism to the U.S. The study cited what it called the �Tru

The number of migrant families arriving at the border has surged during the Trump administration. (Riko Best/Adobestock)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Migrant children and their families could be held in camps almost indefinitely while their request for asylum plays out in court – the result of a new final rule announced by the Trump administration on Wednesday. The rule weakens the decades-old Flores court settl

Marchers in Santa Barbara joined a nationwide vigil Wednesday night in support of the 22 victims in the El Paso shooting. (Womens' March SB)

PASADENA, Calif. – Thousands of Californians joined protests across the state to take a stand against white supremacy after the mass shooting in El Paso. Last weekend, a gunman killed 22 people at a Walmart store in that border city, shortly after posting a racist, anti-Latino essay online.

California schools serve 1.4 million students who are English-language learners every year. (Andy Dean/Adobe Stock)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — One in four public-school students in California is an English learner, and now programs to help them become more fluent will receive funding to the tune of $10 million. The Newsom administration has agreed to add those funds to the current budget - and lawmakers will th

A letter signed by 22 U.S. senators to the Department of Homeland Security asks the agency to preserve the Parole in Place program for family members of servicemen and women.(MichaelJung/Adobe Stock)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Immigrants' rights groups say fear is spreading among people in the U.S. military who have undocumented family members, after word that a program that protects their families from deportation may be terminated. The U.S. Customs and Immigration Service confirms that the "

President Donald Trump is calling for a delay of the 2020 U.S. Census after the Supreme Court rejected his administration's call to include a question about citizenship. (U.S. Census Bureau)

LOS ANGELES – Civil-rights groups are praising a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that will probably keep a question about citizenship off the 2020 Census. The high court rejected the Trump administration's explanation that asking people about their citizenship status is necessary to enforce the Vo

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