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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2018 


Lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested on a domestic violence charge. Also on the Thursday rundown: More testimony on Ohio's "anti-protest" bill; and we'll take you to the Dakotas to celebrate American Education Week.

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Public News Service - NE: Social Justice

After a federal court blocked construction, TransCanada says it's still committed to completing the Keystone XL pipeline. (Maureen/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. – After a federal district court last week blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, tribal leaders say they will step up efforts to protect sites, including the Ponca Trail of Tears, along the proposed route. The court found that in addition to key environmental violat

Voters who registered with The League of Women Voters' Omaha chapter will receive the last of three texts from the group as a reminder to go to the polls today and the location of their polling place. (Galatas)

OMAHA, Neb. — On Election Day, voting advocates are making a final push to get registered voters to cast ballots. The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha, which published a nonpartisan Voters Guide in English and Spanish, is making phone calls and sending texts with specific polling loca

The average chief executive of a Standard and Poor's 500 Index company made $13.94 million in 2017, or 361 times more money than the average U.S. rank-and-file worker. (Maxpixel)

LINCOLN, Neb. – Researchers tapping more than eight decades of data say unions have played a critical role in reducing income inequality. According to this month's National Bureau of Economic Research digest, when unions are strong, workers have bargaining power with their bosses, and unions

Proponents of restorative justice classes say by hearing directly from victims, people who commit crimes can better understand the scale of the harm they have caused. (Bimblebury/Wikimedia Commons)

LINCOLN, Neb. – An outside-the-box approach to criminal justice in Nebraska is helping decrease the chance of formerly incarcerated people returning to prison, and saving taxpayer dollars. The Community Justice Center's restorative justice classes help offenders break down and identify the e

The Omaha Tribe, the Santee Sioux Nation, the Ponca Tribe and the Winnebago Tribe are the four federally recognized tribes in Nebraska. (Bill Strain/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. – Friday is Native American Heritage Day, and November is Native American Heritage Month. The executive director of Humanities Nebraska, Chris Sommerich, hopes the observances help folks to realize there are people who have been living on the Plains for thousands of years, much

Immigration advocates say DREAMers are in every way Americans apart from the paperwork. (Elvert Barnes/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. — Reports that President Trump will end protections for so-called DREAMers are coming as no surprise to some immigrant advocates. Nebraska is among ten states threatening to sue if Trump does not rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program by September

Voter turnout among individuals with disabilities is typically lower than for those who do not have a disability. (justgrimes/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. -- People with disabilities represent nearly one-sixth of the total electorate in the United States, and during National Disability Voter Registration Week, these folks are encouraged to ensure their voices are heard. Kathy Hoell, executive director at the Nebraska Statewide Independ

Thirty of 49 Nebraska senators are needed to overturn a veto of a voting-rights bill for felons who have completed their sentences. (Nebraska Secretary of State)

LINCOLN, Neb. – About 7,000 people live, work and pay taxes in Nebraska, but aren't eligible to vote in elections. That's because under current law, people with felony convictions must wait two years after completing their sentences before their voting rights are restored. State lawmakers rec

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