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PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2020 


Six Democratic presidential contenders face off in Nevada; and ballot security issues in play.

2020Talks - February 19, 2020 


Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Public News Service - PA: Immigrant

From 2016 to 2018, the number of Pennsylvania children without health insurance fell by 1.6%. (Iryna/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The number of children in the nation with no health insurance increased from 2016 to 2018, but a new report shows that in Pennsylvania the insurance rate stayed about the same. The report, from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, found that nearly 4.5% of c

Local police are not authorized to arrest people for civil immigration violations. (wademcmillan/Adobe Stock)

PITTSBURGH - Police in northern Allegheny County will pay $175,000 for holding a naturalized U.S. citizen in jail overnight at the request of federal immigration authorities. Angelica Davila, who immigrated to the United States when she was 2, was detained during a minor traffic stop in 2011. Despi

Experts say the undercount of children in the census has more than tripled since 1980. (Driftwood/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Counting every child will ensure that Pennsylvania gets the federal aid it needs. That's the message advocates for children are sending in the lead-up to the 2020 census. Federal funding for programs from health insurance to school aid depend on how many children are counted in th

Four members of ElderWitness were arrested by DHS on charges of obstructing the entrance to a federal building.  (Roz Dutton/ElderWitness)

PHILADELPHIA – Four senior citizens were arrested Wednesday on charges of blocking the entrance to the Philadelphia headquarters of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Dressed as the Statue of Liberty, the four members of ElderWitness, say they are outraged by the Trump administration's det

At the Philadelphia International Airport, many immigrants work as airport cleaners, wheelchair assistants and baggage handlers. (Björn Wylezich/Adobe Stock)

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania's population growth rate is one of the slowest in the country, but a bill now in Congress could help many immigrants come out of the shadows. In May, Congress is expected to vote on H.R. 6, the "American Dream and Promise Act." That bill could help hundreds of tho

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Civil liberties advocates fear a new immigration enforcement policy adopted by Pennsylvania State Police will enable practices shown to be damaging to families. A coalition of organizations says the new policy takes a few steps in the right direction. It forbids state polic

Alex Parker was questioned and detained by the judge when he and his fiancée went to court to get married. (pxhere)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A Pennsylvania judge who detained a Guatemalan immigrant on his wedding day now faces a federal lawsuit. Alex Parker, a lawful permanent resident, and his then-fiancée, a U.S. citizen, went to court in Cumberland County in 2017 to get married. But despite being prese

Some major retailers no longer sell methylene chloride paint strippers, but they remain widely available. (Photo: USDA)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Environmental Protection Agency has been put on notice that it faces a lawsuit for delaying the finalization of a ban on methylene chloride, a toxic chemical used in paint stripping products. On Wednesday, Latino workers, environmental and public health advocates filed

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