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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2018 


Efforts continue to quell the backlash over President Donald Trump’s changing statements on the Russia summit. Also on the Thursday rundown: protestors are out for Mike Pence’s visit to Missouri; and nobody wants to go, but one option is green burials.

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Public News Service - MN: Civil Rights

The Children's Defense Fund calls the Trump administration's

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Congressional Republicans met with President Donald Trump on Tuesday to hammer out a solution to the backlash over the controversial separation of undocumented immigrants and their young children at the U.S.-Mexico border. Children's advocates say the "zero tolerance" policy has r

Minnesota was the 26th state to ratify the federal Equal Rights Amendment before the effort fell short, when not enough states ratified it by the 1982 deadline set by Congress. (eramn.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota's National Organization for Women and other supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment are using strategically placed billboards to launch an awareness campaign, aimed at getting ERA legislation passed by state lawmakers. An Equal Rights Amendment to the Minnesota C

A subcommittee on workplace safety and respect still plans to meet next week to discuss Minnesota Statehouse sexual harassment policies. (Mark Goebel/Flickr)

ST. PAUL. Minn. – A bill aimed directly at combating sexual harassment in the Minnesota Legislature won't be coming up for a vote this session. House File 3728 had until last night to pass at least one committee in order to move forward. The bill would have created a citizen-led committee to

Union supporters filled the State Capitol rotunda for Saturday's Working People's Day of Action. (Laurie Stern)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The future of unions could hang on a case being argued Monday before the U.S. Supreme Court. It's called Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and an Illinois man who says it’s unconstitutional to charge him for belonging to a

A mural in Memphis depicts the sanitation workers' strike 50 years ago. (Xzelenz/Wikimedia)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – This year marks the 50th anniversary of death of the slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. And the union that represents thousands of public sector employees in Minnesota is reminding America that workers died for the cause that year too. AFSCME on Thursday is

Between 2008 and 2016, Minnesota's crime rate dropped 24 percent while the incarceration rate rose 1 percent. (Dave Nakayama/FlickR)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A new study from The Pew Charitable Trusts found that incarceration rates fell across the nation from their record high 10 years ago. Crime rates also fell, but in Minnesota, while the crime rate has dropped, too, the incarceration rate has risen slightly. Kelly Mitchell

The groups ISAIAH and Faith in Minnesota want to engage more people of color in 2018 statewide political campaigns. (Brian Fullman)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The day before the holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is the perfect time to get organized for the upcoming political season, according to the nonprofit groups ISAIAH and Faith in Minnesota. ISAIAH community organizer Brian Fullman says the goal is to get people mo

As many as 5,000 people from El Salvador living in Minnesota may have their Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as legal immigrants revoked. (Pexels)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Immigration lawyers in Minnesota have been fielding anxious calls from dozens of Salvadorans, many of whom have U.S. citizen children. That's because the Trump administration revoked their temporary protected immigration status - or TPS - which was granted after a devastating ea

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