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PNS Daily Newscast - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Public News Service - NV: Immigrant

A change to immigration policy now allows ICE to fast-track deportations of anyone who cannot prove they've lived in the United States for two years. (Pixelrain/AdobeStock)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Civil rights groups are suing the feds to stop a new policy of fast-tracking deportation for anyone who cannot prove they've been in the United States continuously for the past two years. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., claims the policy is an unconst

Adriana Arellano of Las Vegas is one of many people targeted for removal in the recent ICE raids, despite having only minor traffic and immigration violations. (Adriana Arellano)

LAS VEGAS — As the ICE raids continue around the country, immigrants' rights groups are calling for mercy in the case of a Las Vegas mother of three who was set to be deported today, and just got a temporary reprieve. ICE arrested Adriana Arellano Cruz in Las Vegas on Thursday, even though h

The self-response online version of the census is set to begin on March 12, 2020. (Driftwood/AdobeStock)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Civil rights advocates are moving forward with plans to promote the 2020 Census, relieved that the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the addition of a citizenship question by sending it back to the lower courts. The fear had been that such a question would deter many immigra

Immigrant-rights advocates are pressing for bills that would allow DACA recipients to apply for college financial aid and professional licenses. (Nevada Immigrant Coalition)

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Today is Immigrant and Refugee Lobby Day at the state Legislature - an annual event to push for policies that improve quality of life in these communities. For example, advocates will be meeting with lawmakers to promote Assembly Bill 275, which would make it possible for peop

At 82 minutes, President Donald Trump's 2019 State of the Union address was long, but the record for the longest such address is held by President Bill Clinton. (WhiteHouse.gov)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - As expected, progressive groups slammed President Donald Trump's lengthy State of the Union speech Tuesday night, calling it hypocritical and full of untruths. The president spoke at length about unity, but then railed against illegal immigration and turned the spotlight on the

The U.S, Senate is set to take up a DACA proposal as part of the Republican bill to end the shutdown, but opponents say it doesn't go far enough. (Kathrin Tausch/Wikimedia Commons)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Groups that advocate for the so-called Dreamers are pushing for comprehensive immigration reform as the U.S. Senate is set to vote Thursday on President Donald Trump's plan to reopen the government with funds for a border wall and a concession on DACA tacked on. His plan

A new report shows that instability in the individual health insurance market is a big reason why Nevada children are losing coverage. (Shawn 1/Pixabay)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Almost a decade's worth of progress on getting Nevada's children insured has come to a halt – and has even begun to slip – largely due to changes in federal policy since President Donald Trump took office, according to a new report. Researchers at the Georgetow

Nevada's economy depends heavily on immigrants, who make up 40 percent of workers in the food-service and hotel industries. (AvidCreative/iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS - Latino and civil-rights groups are dismissing President Donald Trump's plan to end birthright citizenship, calling it an unconstitutional election-week stunt to appeal to his base. Trump said in an interview Monday that he's planning an executive order revoking the right to automatic ci

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