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PNS Daily News - September 18, 2019 


President Trump visits California, targeting its homelessness crisis and environmental protections; and Tennessee is a top destination for out-of-state women seeking abortions.

2020Talks - September 18, 2019. (3 min.)  


Interfaith Alliance's Connie Ryan and Family Leader's Bob Vander Plaats on their differing views of religion's role in politics; and former Rep. Mark Sanford confers with cardboard cutout of President Trump.

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Public News Service - NY: Civic Engagement

New York, NY — Lawyers say they plan to appeal Thursday’s ruling that effectively denies tens of thousands of immigrants the right to vote in the upcoming presidential election, as a consequence of a big backlog in citizenship applications. U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence McKenna dism

Hauppauge, NY - The Suffolk Legislature could face a lawsuit over its vote on a bill that would require contractors to investigate workers' immigration status or lose their licenses. The suit is an attempt to halt this week's scheduled vote on lawmaker Brian Beedenbender's controversial bill, in fav

New York - Rupert Murdoch's New York media empire could soon get even bigger, with reports this week that his News Corporation is making a bid for Newsday, the last independent newspaper serving all of Long Island. Such an acquisition from the Tribune Corporation would complete a hat trick for the m

Albany, NY - Governor Paterson and the New York Legislature are working to restore $350 million dollars in school funds cut by former Governor Spitzer, but it's become a battle over who needs more help -- upstate students with high needs, or downstate and Long Island residents with high taxes? The

New York, NY — As New Yorkers get ready to participate in one of the most competitive presidential contests in decades, a new survey finds that those with disabilities are likely to encounter barriers in the voting process, particularly at schools. Although new, accessible voting machines will

Albany, NY — Tone it down, please! That will be the call during today's annual Immigrant Day of Action in Albany. They come from diverse upbringings, members of the Chinese, Russian, Latino and Caribbean communities, but Norman Eng with the New York Immigration Coalition says they're all rally

New York, NY — A New York civil rights lawyer has played a major role in preparing the case argued before the Supreme Court this week, concerning the legal rights of Guantanamo Detainees. Michael Ratner, who heads up the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights, says a core Constitution

New York, NY – New York won't be ready for next year's Presidential balloting -- at least, not when it comes to equal access for voters with disabilities. A federal judge could rule as early as today to force the state to comply with the "Help America Vote Act." It's a law that has earmarked m

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