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PNS Daily Newscast - February 25, 2020 


Harvey Weinstein in custody after being convicted of felony sex crimes. And U.S. Supreme Court to consider foster-parenting rights of same-sex couples.

2020Talks - February 25, 2020 


Tonight's the last debate before the South Carolina primaries, but it's also the last before Super Tuesday, which includes California and its 494 delegates.

Public News Service - NY: Disabilities

The CDPA Program allows people with disabilities to hire friends or family to provide needed home care. (mjowra/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK — A cut in state funding will severely impact a program that helps people with disabilities remain in their homes. That's the message advocates for people with disabilities want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to hear. The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program allows people who need home

Including people with disabilities in studies can have benefits that apply to everyone. (Rawpixel.com/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK - A new long-term medical study finally will bring the needs of often-overlooked populations into focus. The "All of Us" research program, expected to last at least 10 years, is designed to help researchers develop precision medical care based on the real-life needs of individual patients.

Three-quarters of New York City subway stations still are inaccessible for wheelchair users. (Tdorante10 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)])

NEW YORK — A federal class-action lawsuit claims New York City's subway system has broken the law by failing to make stations wheelchair accessible. The lawsuit was filed by the group Disability Rights Advocates on behalf of individual plaintiffs and a coalition of disability organizations.

Good news for New York City residents in wheelchairs: The city has agreed to survey crosswalks citywide and schedule repairs of missing or damaged curb cuts. (Steve Buissinne/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – Advocates for people with disabilities are calling the settlement of two class-action lawsuits in New York City "historic." The agreement is good news for members of the city's disability community, who have struggled with missing or deteriorating curb cuts, missing detectable traf

Improved website access will allow people with vision disabilities to register to vote and update information online. (janeb13/Pixabay)

2/25/2019 Correction: CIDNY provided evidence in a successful legal action to make polling sites accessible, they did not bring the lawsuit. NEW YORK -- New Yorkers with vision disabilities soon will be able to navigate state Board of Elections and Department of Motor Vehicles websites. Almost 40

Fewer than 25 percent of New York City subway stations are considered wheelchair-accessible. (Dariya Dee/Twenty20)

NEW YORK - People with disabilities are rallying today at the site where a young mother died when she fell down subway stairs. Malaysia Goodman fell in the subway station at 53rd Street and Seventh Avenue on Monday as she was carrying her year-old daughter down the steps in a stroller. The daughter

Children with mental or cognitive disabilities are 4.6 times more likely than other children to be victims of sexual abuse. (Tech. Sgt. Rey Ramon/U.S. Air Force)

NEW YORK — The new year may finally bring the passage of a bill to allow more time for victims of child sexual abuse to file suits against their abusers in New York state – legislation that is especially important for people with disabilities. Children with disabilities are disproporti

Recent primaries showed good progress toward addressing those issues in New York City. (Joel Martinez/US Dept. of Defense)

NEW YORK – Advocates for people with disabilities say New York City has made progress in making polling sites accessible, but this coming Election Day will put that to the test. New York City has faced lawsuits over polling sites that don't have wheelchair ramps and other accommodations for

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