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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2019 


Chants of a different sort greet U.S. Rep. Omar upon her return home to Minnesota. Also on our Friday rundown: A new report says gunshot survivors need more outreach, support. Plus, sharing climate-change perspectives in Charlotte.

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A new report puts four Texas cities on a top 10 list of those that have bounced back the most from the Great Recession. Credit: eyegelb/iStockphoto.

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas boasts four of the top 10 "most recession-recovered cities," according to a new report. Since the economic downturn in 2008 - the longest recovery period since the Great Depression - 14 cities across the nation have declared bankruptcy. Jill Gonzalez, with the personal finance

PHOTO: Día de los Muertos march in El Paso honoring Mexicans who died trying to emigrate (November, 2011). Credit: Cristina Parker.
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EL PASO, Texas - Immigrant advocates in Texas are marking International Human Rights Day today by decrying what they call "systematic violations" of international law and the U.S. Constitution. At a 1 p.m. rally at the border fence in El Paso, protestors will demand sweeping reforms of the immigrati

PHOTO: The Obama administration’s new “Deferred Action” program gives young undocumented immigrants temporary permission to live and work in the US.
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EL PASO, Texas – The Obama administration's new Deferred Action program gives young undocumented immigrants temporary permission to live and work in the United States, although fewer than 100,000 of the 1.5 million who qualify have applied for relief. One reason for the program's slower-than-e

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Texas' 23rd congressional district is huge, sweeping 550 miles from San Antonio to El Paso. Also huge is tonight's debate between Republican incumbent Representative Quico Canseco (R-San Antonio) and Democratic challenger Pete Gallego (Alpine). It's receiving national attentio

PHOTO: Protestors at Zuzhi Restaurant Bar in McAllen claim owners owe wages to former employees (7/11/2012). Photo credit: Fuerza del Valle Workers Center
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McALLEN, Texas - Whether documented or undocumented, immigrant workers are a significant factor in the Texas economy, and they are protected by state and federal labor laws. This Labor Day marks a renewed push by worker advocates to educate immigrant workers about their rights and to reverse longsta

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

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AUSTIN, Texas - With the Obama administration's decision Friday to defer the threat of deportation for hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented U.S. residents, immigration is fast emerging as the sleeper issue this election season. Texas border-community advocates are predicting an increase in p

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HOUSTON - Court watchers say a Texas case could trigger the dismantling of a decades-old civil rights law. Steven Shapiro, the American Civil Liberties Union's national legal director, is to speak in Houston today, analyzing recent trends by the nation's highest court. Texas is among nine mostly s

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