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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - CA: Criminal Justice

A new law requires California doctors to have access to the state's database that tracks prescriptions for opioid painkillers.(dodgerton skillhause/morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Starting today, all doctors in California must be registered for access to the state's prescription database. It's part of an effort to stop drug-addicted patients from "doctor shopping" to get pain pills. The Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System,

A new study shows that the practice of charging youth as adults varies widely across the state. (Youth Justice Coalition)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The practice of "direct file," in which a prosecutor decides to file adult criminal charges against a youth, varies widely by county and disproportionately affects young people of color, according to

The L.A. City Council voted Wednesday to have L.A.P.D. work with a nonprofit to identify shady gun dealers. (Rich Legg/iStockphoto)

LOS ANGELES - On Wednesday, a day when a murder-suicide shooting shut down UCLA, and one day before National Gun Violence Awareness Day, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to have LAPD work with a nonprofit to identify "bad apple" gun dealers who sell the majority of guns used in crimes.

A new report highlights the fight for better conditions waged by families with incarcerated children. (Youth Justice Coalition)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - About 225,000 kids younger than age 18 are arrested in California each year, and many end up in a juvenile facility. Now, many of their families are joining a nationwide movement - banding together to demand humane treatment for children behind bars. That's part of a new report

Ignition interlock devices cut drunk-driving deaths by 15 percent, according to a new report. California will soon consider legislation to require them in DUI convictions. (Smart Start)

LOS ANGELES - States that require ignition-interlock devices for all drunk-driving offenders have seen a 15 percent drop in deaths from alcohol-related crashes, according to a new report. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found Driving Under the Influence (DUI) crashes take 11,000 Am

The Justice for Janitors movement protested last month in Los Angeles. It holds rallies across the state today (Tues.) for International Women's Day. (Ian Paredes/SEIU)

LOS ANGELES - Thousands of women, mostly immigrants, who work as janitors are rallying today in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Jose and Sacramento to bring awareness to what they say are abuses of the legions of workers who clean California's high-rise buildings each night. It's part of Internationa

The ACLU has filed a suit with the California Supreme Court that could help Californians sentenced as kids to life without parole get an attorney and a re-sentencing hearing. (Arnoshwithal/morguefile)

SAN FRANCISCO - The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit with the state Supreme Court in San Francisco Monday with far-reaching consequences for the 255 people sentenced to die in prison for crimes committed as juveniles. The suit seeks a re-sentencing hearing for Leif Taylor, who has se

California's new law regulating medical marijuana takes effect Friday, professionalizing the industry in the state.(growweedeasy/morguefile)

LOS ANGELES - California's medical marijuana industry is growing up fast, so to speak, because a new law professionalizing the growth, sale and taxation of the plant goes into effect on Friday. The California Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act establishes a new state agency, the Bureau of

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