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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 


A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.


2020Talks - September 18, 2020 


Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Public News Service - CA: Family/Father Issues

In June 2019, terminally ill California resident Chris Davis requested aid-in-dying medications but passed away before getting them due to the mandatory 15-day waiting period.(Amanda Villegas)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - More patients with terminal illnesses in California are making their decisions to end their suffering using the state's aid-in-dying law. The number last year was 405, compared to 337 people the year before, according to a new report from the California Department of Public He

A 2019 Urban Institute study found that 41% of American workers cannot access paid leave. (Clarksgirl/Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Paid leave may become a lot easier to take under a proposal in the state budget that is set for a final vote today. Currently, more than 11 million full-time private-sector employees pay into the paid family leave system, but only those who work for companies with more than 2

Proposals to guarantee paid time off to care for a sick family member are gaining support as a result of the pandemic. (iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Some 83% of voters in three states considered key to the 2020 election support the idea of a national paid family leave program, according to a new survey. In the poll -- taken in Arizona, Iowa and North Carolina -- almost 90% of women, African-Americans and Hispanics said the

California is home to 9 million children, half of whom have at least one immigrant parent. (ULKare/iStockphoto)

LOS ANGELES - California is taking action on multiple fronts to combat Trump administration policies that the state sees as harmful to children, according to State Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Becerra was among those honored yesterday at the "State of the Child" 2020 event. Mayra Alvarez, pres

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SAN FRANCISCO -- A group of men who go by the name "Dadvocates" is pressing California's congressional leaders for action on paid parental leave. The men on Thursday will deliver petitions with 40,000 signatures to the offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy

The Skaggs family of Rancho Cucamonga had to get by without paid family leave when their daughter and newborn son became gravely ill. (Rob Skaggs)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A group of "dadvocates" from California and around the country will converge on Washington, D.C., today, meeting with lawmakers to press for federal paid family leave. As things stand, when a child is born or a family member is sick, in most states companies do not have

Mortician and author Caitlyn Doughty is at the forefront of a movement to disrupt the modern death paradigm. (Ryan Orange)

By Sarah Chavez Broadcast Version by Suzanne Potter Reporting for Yes! Magazine-California News Service On a summer day in 2014, guests arrived at Mitch Metzner and Gabriel Gelbart’s home surrounded by the natural beauty of Topanga, an area nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains that has a rep

Protesters rallied on Friday in Los Angeles against the Trump administration's proposed changes to the

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Today is National Public Comment Day - part of a campaign responding to President Donald Trump's proposal to make it harder for working-class, legal immigrants to get a green card. Only three weeks are left to register your opinion on the "public charge rule" that would

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