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PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2020 


Climate change is on the radar for rural voters in Iowa. Plus, the Senate impeachment rules.

2020Talks - January 21, 2020 


Candidates attended the Iowa Brown & Black Forum in Des Moines, and answered tough questions about their records on race. It was MLK Day, and earlier many were in South Carolina marching together to the State Capitol.

Public News Service - NY: Immigrant

New York, NY - This year, only 300 out of the three million New Yorkers on Medicare have complained about the quality of their care. By comparison, around ten percent of commercial health plan members in New York file complaints against their insurers every year. Those are among the findings of a ne

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 — A new report finds that immigrants are not only a big part of the downstate economy, but they also work jobs that are key to upstate. In fact, immigrants drive 22 percent of New York's economy, and comprise 21 percent of the state's total population. David Kallick with the Fis

Patchogue, NY – A coalition of Long Island religious, labor, and immigrant leaders, as well as the N.A.A.C.P., meets today to demand an end to a rash of hate crimes in the area. From swastikas, to an explosion in the mailbox of a black household, to nooses at Hempstead city offices, local huma

Albany, NY — Monday marked another round of heated debate over Governor Spitzer's plan to make it easier for immigrants to obtain their New York driver's licenses. In one room, a state committee heard testimony dominated by opponents, who claim making it easier for undocumented immigrants to d

New York leaders have opened a new battlefront against the Bush administration over health care. Fresh from a fight over extending "S-CHIP" health coverage to more children, the state is now challenging the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services over their refusal to cover emergency chemot

In a case of modern-day slavery, a Long Island couple was released into house arrest and is awaiting trial on charges of human trafficking and forced labor abuse. The couple is accused of human trafficking and the sequestering and abuse of two Indonesian women who worked inside their estate. Feder

As Congress gets back to work today, legislators and lobbyists will try to revive stalled legislation on immigration and labor reform. Andrea Batista-Schlesinger with the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy says immigration reforms aren't just for immigrants. She says under the current system,

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