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PNS Daily News - September 17, 2019 


Gas prices could jump today in response to the Saudi oil attack; energy efficiency jobs are booming in the U.S.; and a national call to promote election security.

2020Talks - September 17, 2019. (3 min.)  


Former Rep. John Delaney on the opioids crisis; a field organizer for Sen. Kamala Harris on campaigning in Iowa; and a President Donald Trump supporter who cares more about numbers than personalities.

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Public News Service - NY: Human Rights/Racial Justice

The Green Light Law would give 750,000 immigrants in New York access to a driver's license. (Nomad_Soul/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK – Restoring immigrants' access to driver's licenses would benefit all New Yorkers – that's the message of a motion filed in federal court on Wednesday. Earlier this year, New York passed the Green Light New York Law, allowing immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. But the law

On average, naturalized citizens have lower poverty rates and higher incomes than native born Americans. (blvdone/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK — Nutrition and immigrant advocates are condemning a new rule denying green cards to immigrants who have received or might receive needs-based public assistance. The rule, issued Monday, would force immigrants in families with citizens and legal permanent residents to choose between

Tax revenue from regulated marijuana sales could help restore communities most impacted by prohibition. (Ayehab/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK — Drug-policy reform advocates say New York's latest marijuana decriminalization law doesn't do enough to address the legacy of discriminatory drug law enforcement. The bill, signed into law Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, makes possession of less than two ounces of marijuana a violati

“Congress is refusing to stop the president and his policies,

NEW YORK – People in more than 600 cities across five continents are holding vigils tonight to protest the Trump administration's immigration policies and call for an end to migrant detention. The "Lights for Liberty" rallies are a response to continued reports of inhumane conditions and fam

Robert M. Pennoyer, now and at age 19, on the U.S.S. Pensacola at Iwo Jima in 1944 (Courtesy: Robert M. Pennoyer)

NEW YORK – Seventy-four years after he saw the flag raised on Iwo Jima, a World War II veteran has an Independence Day message for America: The fight for liberty goes on, and today's enemies are ignorance and indifference to justice. Ninety-four-year-old Bob Pennoyer saw the American flag ra

Twelve states and the District of Columbia currently allow undocumented immigrants to get drivers licenses. (jan3933/Pixabay)

ALBANY N.Y. – Labor leaders are urging the state Senate to take action on a bill they say will help ensure that all drivers in New York are trained, licensed and insured. On Wednesday, the state Assembly passed "Green Light New York," a bill to allow all state residents to get drivers license

A. 8230 would vacate prostitution-related criminal records, opening opportunities for housing, education, employment and health care.  (mehaniq41/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. — Some Albany legislators say criminalizing sex work between consenting adults only empowers sex traffickers and it's time for a change. A package of bills called the Stop Violence in the Sex Trades Act has been introduced in both the Assembly and Senate. The first statewide bil

Natural disasters, violent conflicts or epidemics are among the circumstances that prevent TPS and DED recipients from returning safely to their home countries.  (Alex/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK – The Dream Act and American Promise Act, extending permanent protection to millions of immigrants whose legal status is threatened, are on their way to the full U.S. House for a vote. The bills, passed by the House Judiciary Committee yesterday, would extend permanent protection fo

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