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PNS Daily Newscast - April 24, 2019 


The Supreme Court considers U.S. Census citizenship question – we have a pair of reports. Also on the Wednesday rundown: A look at how poor teacher pay and benefits can threaten preschoolers' success. And the Nevada Assembly votes to restore voting rights for people who've served their time in prison.

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Public News Service - TX: Civil Rights

Pro-choice protesters make their opinions known at a rally in front of the Texas state Capitol. (vichinterlang/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas – A coalition of justice and reproductive rights groups aims to organize into a cohesive political movement the hundreds of thousands of Texans who protested at rallies last month. The groups have formed a campaign called Trust. Respect. Access. to pursue a reproductive health,

Under President Trump's new immigration policy, some refugees arriving at U.S. airports over the weekend were detained or turned back. (ampak/iStockphoto)

DALLAS -- As President Trump's executive order plunged the U.S. immigration system into chaos over the weekend, refugee advocates in Texas were scrambling to make sense of the situation. Hundreds of migrants were detained at international airports around the country, including at Dallas-Fort Worth

A coalition of Hispanic and African-American voting rights groups is asking a three-judge federal panel to issue an immediate ruling to their 2011 challenge to voting districts in Texas. (iStockphoto)

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the Texas congressional and state House and Senate districts are demanding that the three-judge federal panel hearing the case issue a decision within the next two weeks. The suit, filed in 2011 by a coalition of Hispanic and African-A

Throughout the year, people in North Carolina protested HB 2, state legislation that restricts the rights of those who are transgender. (AwakenedEye/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas - Advocates for the LGBT community in Texas are voicing concerns that North Carolina's failure to overturn a controversial "bathroom bill" will encourage some Texas lawmakers to pursue a similar measure. North Carolina legislators met in a special session this week in an unsuccessful

A new report finds that major Texas travel and entertainment destinations, such as the Alamo in San Antonio, could lose billions of dollars if the state passes an anti-LGBT

AUSTIN, Texas – Some state leaders are prioritizing a so-called anti-LGBT bathroom bill for the upcoming session of the Legislature, but a new report warns that passage could cost Texas billions of dollars and thousands of jobs. The Texas Association of Business has released a study pointing

Texas could face a lawsuit brought by advocates for women's reproductive rights over new state regulations set to go into effect mid-December. (Twilight/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas – Recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings have struck down several anti-abortion restrictions, but advocates for women's reproductive rights say some states, including Texas, still have onerous regulations on the books. Last week, lawsuits were filed in Alaska, Missouri and North Car

The ACLU of Texas has set up an Election Protection Hotline so voters can get information on and assistance with voting in the Nov. 8 election. (flySnow/iStockphoto)

HOUSTON – Civil rights advocates are keeping a close watch on early voting that began this week in the presidential election to help Texans fully exercise their right to cast a ballot. With higher than usual turnout expected for the election on Nov. 8, the American Civil Liberties Union of T

A new study says African-American and Latino students are significantly under-represented in the country’s top public research universities. (RawpixelLtd/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas – Significant numbers of African-American and Latino students are being excluded from America's top public research universities, according to a new report. The study from the progressive research and advocacy group Center for American Progress says in many states, including Te

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