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PNS Daily Newscast - July 20, 2018.  


Trump now wants Putin to visit the White House this fall; Also on the Friday rundown: health insurance rates to rise by almost 9 percent in California; and as the climate crises reaches “Zero Hour” young people take a stand.

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Public News Service - WA: Human Rights/Racial Justice

In her dissent, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor compared the travel ban to the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. (Masha George/Flickr)

SEATTLE – The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Trump administration's travel ban from five majority-Muslim countries on Tuesday. In the 5-4 vote, the supporting justices said the ban was within the president's authority to make national security decisions, and did not find his inflammatory state

The U.S. government has moved more than 1,400 detainees at the border to federal prisons, including the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac. (SoundersBruce/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATAC, Wash. – Pressures are mounting under new Trump administration policies that separate immigrant families. More than 200 people seeking asylum are being held in a federal prison in SeaTac, many of whom are mothers taken away from their children at the border. And a new Department of

A fellowship program hopes to make the law profession more diverse. (Scott/Red Fish Blue Fish Photography)

SEATTLE – A fellowship is helping law students to explore their interest in social justice issues. The Washington State Association for Justice fellowship is focused on plaintiff law, including civil rights issues, consumer law and workers' compensation. It's a change of pace for many law

I-1631 would use a fee on carbon pollution to invest in communities of color that have disproportionately been affected by climate change. (John Duffy/Flickr)

SEATTLE – The latest effort to curb carbon pollution in Washington state is putting communities most affected by climate change at its center. Backers of Initiative 1631 are gathering signatures to qualify it for the November ballot. It would charge $15 per ton on carbon emissions starting i

Supporters of an immigrant-rights activist facing deportation are gathering outside a Seattle immigration courtroom today. (Northwest Detention Center Resistance)

SEATTLE – A Northwest immigration-rights activist is heading back to court in her battle against deportation today. Maru Mora Villalpando is an organizer with the Northwest Detention Center Resistance. In December, she was issued a deportation notice, despite the fact that Villalpando does n

The start of Ramadan means Muslims will be abstaining from food and drink during the day for the next month. (raech78/Twenty20)

SEATTLE — Ramadan officially began Wednesday, which means American Muslims will be fasting for the next month. Ramadan is the holiest month of the year for Muslims, who make up about 22 percent of the world's population. Along with prayer and charity, fasting from sunup to sundown is integra

The private company GEO Group operates the Northwest Detention Center, an immigration prison in Tacoma, Wash. (Seattle Globalist/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Companion bills in Congress aim to increase oversight and put a moratorium on the additional construction of immigration detention centers. The Detention Oversight Not Expansion (DONE) Act introduced by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is in part a r

Farmworkers in Sumas, Wash. protested after their fellow laborer died while working during wildfires last year. (Edgar Franks/Community to Community Development)

SUMAS, Wash. – Saturday is Workers' Memorial Day, a commemoration of people who've lost their lives on the job. In Washington state, the farm community is remembering Ernesto Silva Ibarra, a 28-year-old farmworker who became ill last summer while picking berries during wildfires and later died

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