PNS Daily Newscast - April 1, 2020 

Nine cruise ships stranded as ports won't take them. Trump warns of tough two-week stretch. And rent due in midst of COVID-19.

2020Talks - March 31, 2020 

During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

Public News Service - CT: Immigrant

Advocates will rally for immigrantsí rights at noon on Wednesday in New Haven. (

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Advocates for immigrants in Connecticut will be using street theater to teach Central American refugees their rights if immigration agents come to their doors. The Wednesday event in New Haven is in response to nationwide raids begun over the weekend. The raids target families wh

Day of the Dead celebrations include puppets and remembrance.  Courtesy: Unidad Latinos en Accion

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – It was part protest and part celebration as New Haven's Latino community held its fifth annual Day of the Dead Parade on Saturday. With puppets, music, home cooked food and a giant altar to the dead, hundreds turned out for the colorful event. John Lugo, an organizer wit

More than half the Syrian refugees heading to the United States are children. Credit: UK-DFID/Wikimedia Commons

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The U.S will admit 10,000 refugees from Syria over the next year, more than five times the number admitted in the past 12 months, but those who help resettle displaced immigrants say more could be done. About four million Syrians have fled their war-torn country and hundreds of

ILLUSTRATION: Human trafficking, said to be the third most profitable criminal industry globally at an estimated $32 billion per year, is a problem in Connecticut, say experts and officials meeting on Sat. to share information and solutions. Courtesy LWVCT.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Many people wouldn't think of Connecticut as a place plagued by human trafficking for sexual exploitation or slave-like labor. But the major north-south artery I-95 runs through the state, leaving it far from isolated. According to Tammy Sneed of the state's Department of Childr

PHOTO: Patricia Baker gives recent testimony about health care reform efforts in Connecticut. Photo credit: Maryland Grier

HARTFORD, Conn. - Health care providers and Connecticut policymakers are meeting in Hartford today in an effort to make health care reform a reality for people of color in the state. According to Connecticut Health Foundation CEO Patricia Baker, these workshops are an important step to ensure that c

HARTFORD, Conn. - A new approach is being employed to help eliminate racial and health disparities in Connecticut, and it involves speaking to business leaders in business terms. Lina Paredes, vice president of program with the Connecticut Health Foundation, says past efforts have fallen short, be

EAST HAVEN, Conn. - Hundreds of Latinos and their allies staged a march and rally in East Haven on Saturday, in response to the arrest of four police officers and the retirement of their chief after he was named an unindicted co-conspirator in a federal probe of racial profiling in the town. Marcher

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Eleven men arrested by immigration authorities in New Haven in 2007 have settled their lawsuit against officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The settlement was announced at a news conference Wednesday. The men were represented by student interns at Yale Law Sc

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