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PNS Daily Newscast - November 13, 2018. 


Californian’s now facing a pair of wildfires; Also on the Tuesday rundown: Higher education in New Jersey: a racial split; plus food resources still available despite the “public charge” proposal.

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Only 9 percent of freshmen at New York’s selective public universities are black. (pxhere)

ALBANY, N.Y. — A new study shows that selective public colleges nationwide admit disproportionately low numbers of black and Latino students, while receiving more funding per student. The study, from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, found that all 41 states th

The proposed gender definition would eliminate federal recognition of an estimated 1.4 million transgender Americans. (Andrea Sears)

NEW YORK - Advocates for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people say a policy being considered by the Trump administration would be illegal. The policy, which would restrict a person's gender to "male" or "female" as assigned at birth, is outlined in a memo from the Department o

The 5-4 Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME says compelling nonunion workers to pay for collective bargaining is a violation of free speech rights. (Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. — At least one New York union says it was prepared for Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling that could weaken the bargaining power of public sector unions. The 5-4 ruling in Janus v. AFSCME means public sector unions will no longer be able to collect fees from workers who get the w

A delegation of workers delivers letters outlining their complaints to JFK International Air Terminal, which operates Terminal 4. (32BJ SEIU)

NEW YORK – Airport workers at John F. Kennedy International Airport allege that the same security firm that settled a wage-theft lawsuit last year hasn't changed its ways. The workers claim that Global Security Consulting Group is continuing to violate New York state wage and hour laws by no

Civil-rights advocates say that after Monday's Supreme Court decision, forced arbitration will become standard practice for employers.  (MarkThomas/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – Civil-rights advocates say a Supreme Court ruling handed down Monday will sweep many discrimination and harassment claims against employers under the rug. The ruling in Epic Systems v. Lewis says corporations can require employees to sign arbitration clauses that keep them from join

Immigrants and advocates rallied in Albany on Wednesday for passage of Assembly Bill 10273. (Green Light Campaign)

ALBANY, N.Y. — Immigrants and their supporters are calling on the state Assembly to pass a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to apply for New York State driver licenses. Assembly Bill 10273 would authorize the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue standard drivers' licenses witho

Advocates for immigrants' rights say asking about citizenship will stop many from participating in the 2020 Census. (StockSnap/Pixabay)

NEW YORK — New York immigrants' advocates are mounting opposition to adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. They're convinced the question will discourage participation by New York's 4 million immigrants, potentially costing the state billions in federal aid and political power in C

The raises will affect about 40,000 workers at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports. (32BJ)

NEW YORK – Workers are celebrating a victory that will bring raises and wage parity to those who work for subcontractors at LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International airports. In 2014, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey promised better wages for bag

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