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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Public News Service - NY: Family/Father Issues

New York's new law will allow up to 12 weeks of paid family leave. (Vitamin/Flickr.com)

NEW YORK — New York State has become a national leader for workplace policies that support families. A new state-by-state analysis by the National Partnership for Women and Families gave New York an “A-," just slightly below first-place California. Vicki Shabo, vice president of the or

Ten transgender people were murdered in the U.S. in the first five months of 2016. (Quinn Dombrowski/<br />Flickr)

NEW YORK - In shock and defiance over the mass killing in a Florida gay nightclub, New York's LGBT community marched in solidarity with Orlando on Monday evening. Elected officials and LGBT advocates turned out for the 5th annual Translatina March, demanding an end to discrimination, violence and h

New ICE raids are expected to target mothers with children who have been ordered to leave the U.S. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

NEW YORK - Advocates for immigrants to the United States are rallying in Washington, D.C., this morning to condemn plans for a new round of deportations. According to news reports, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has ordered field offices to launch a month-long "surge" of raids targeting mothe

Nationwide more than 50,000 children are incarcerated. (Steven Depolo/Flickr)

NEW YORK - Community advocates are in Albany today asking state legislators to reform the juvenile justice system. New York is one of only two states that automatically prosecutes 16 and 17 year olds as adults. But Jeannette Bocanegra, director of family engagement at Community Connections for You

About 652 New York nail-salon workers will receive $2 million in unpaid wages and damages. (Tuongtp/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK - Almost a year after New York State began cracking down on nail salons that don't pay fair wages, those efforts are paying off. Since last May, the Nail Salon Industry Task Force has opened more than 450 investigations. Today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced 143 of those salons have been dir

Gov. Cuomo pledged $200 million to fight AIDS in the 2016-17 budget. (GovernorAndrewCuomo/Flickr)

NEW YORK - The new state budget falls far short of funds promised to fight HIV/AIDS in New York, according to advocates. Last year on World AIDS Day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged to commit an additional $200 million in the coming fiscal year to his campaign to end HIV/AIDS in New York by 2020. But

Improving English language skills can raise immigrants' earning potential as much as 24 percent. (Korean Resource Center/Flickr)

NEW YORK - Helping immigrants learn English can have a big impact on their earning potential, according to a new report. "Teaching Toward Equity," by the Center for Popular Democracy and Make the Road New York, says income inequality is one of the most pressing issues facing New York. According to

Community Services for the Elderly helps seniors remain in their own homes, but it has a long waiting list. (Cade Martin, Dawn Arlotta/publicdomainimages)

NEW YORK - Low-income seniors need help to stay in their homes. That's the message their advocates want lawmakers to hear as they finalize the state budget. They may be the most neglected seniors in New York, says Bobbie Sackman, director of public policy for LiveOn New York. They have too much

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