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PNS Daily Newscast - November 13, 2019 


Public impeachment hearings in Washington; dreamers protest in Texas; roadless wilderness areas possibly at risk around the country; and an ozone indicating garden, at the North Carolina Governor's Mansion.

2020Talks - November 13, 2019 


Supreme Court hears DACA arguments, and likely will side with the Trump administration, but doesn't take up a gun manufacturer's appeal. Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford drops out of presidential race; and former President Jimmy Carter recovers from brain surgery.

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Public News Service - TX: Family/Father Issues

HOUSTON - Gov. Perry has said he'll oppose expanded Medicaid in Texas, but the next legislature will also have a say. Meanwhile, a growing chorus of social service advocates, health care providers and local officials are making it clear: They want to tap the billions of new federal dollars that woul

GRAPHIC: Caravan for Peace post card.

AUSTIN, Texas - A coast-to-coast caravan of Mexican drug-war survivors is traveling through Texas this week, trying to raise awareness of how U.S. policies affect their home country. More than 110 relatives of victims of drug-cartel-related violence are also pointing out ways in which the U.S. is af

GRAPHIC: Young undocumented immigrants in Texas now have an online clearinghouse for weighing the potential risks and benefits of applying for the new Department of Homeland  Security’s “deferred action” program.
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AUSTIN, Texas - The federal program allowing certain young, undocumented immigrants to apply for temporary legal status just rolled out last week, but it's already generating excitement - and uncertainty - in Texas immigrant communities. Because "deferred-action status" is brand new, applicants are

GRAPIC: Criminal Justice Coalition logo

AUSTIN, Texas – Recent improvements to the long-troubled juvenile justice system in Texas are already in jeopardy, if a just-released survey of officials in 73 county youth probation departments is any indication. The state's newly created Juvenile Justice Department has emphasized community-

AUSTIN, Texas - With new signs that Texas is recovering from the recent recession faster than expected, social-services advocates are calling on lawmakers to reverse some of the more painful budget cuts implemented last year. But state leaders so far are showing few signs they will change course, wa

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AUSTIN, Texas - A new study of elderly, low-income Latinos reveals significantly higher rates of abuse, neglect and exploitation than previous estimates. The report's lead author, Marguerite DeLiema, University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology, says that, at first glance, abuse of

PHOTO: A lot of the detention growth is coming from immigrant detainees.
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AUSTIN, Texas - The for-profit prison sector would have been hit hard by the Great Recession had it not been for expanded federal immigration enforcement. That's according to a just-released report by The Sentencing Project. States suffering budget shortfalls, like Texas, have trimmed prison populat

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SAN JUAN, Texas - Housing advocates are warning Texans who have fallen behind of their property taxes to beware of letters from law firms offering to pay the back taxes. Those offers of assistance could lead to lost homes. It's all-too common in areas hit hardest by the recent recession, according

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