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PNS Daily Newscast - June 24, 2019 


No military strikes, but President Trump sticks to tough talk against Iran. Also on our Monday rundown: Staying in jail may depend on where you live. Plus, summer is here – will national parks be ready?

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Public News Service - NY: Civil Rights

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

Estimates of the number of transgender personnel in the U.S. military range from a few thousand to 15,500. (pxhere)

NEW YORK - The U.S. Supreme Court has lifted injunctions preventing the Trump administration from implementing its ban on transgender personnel serving in the military. The high court denied a Justice Department petition asking for an immediate hearing of district-court rulings that still are being

Proposed reforms to New York's election laws include early voting, online and automatic registration, and more. (BigGirlCamera/Twenty20)

NEW YORK – Good government groups are hopeful that the New York State Legislature finally will pass long overdue election law reforms. They blame antiquated election laws for New York having one of the lowest voter participation rates in the country, but a package of reform bills coming up f

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

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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