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PNS Daily News - October 15, 2019 


U.S. Reacts to Turkish offensive, Ft. Worth police officer charged with murder, a tax break for New Mexico families, and animals hit on the road in Nevada.

2020Talks - October 15, 2019 


Tonight, 12 candidates will take the fourth Democratic debate stage in Westerville, Ohio. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard will be there, despite considering a boycott of the event.

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Public News Service - WA: Rural/Farming

Community to Community Development helped pass legislation in Washington state this year that provides more oversight to a federal guest-worker program. (Community to Community Development)

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – A unique grassroots organization that supports immigrant and farmworkers' rights in Washington state is celebrating 15 years of fighting back. Community to Community Development is holding its 15th anniversary in Bellingham, highlighting some of its accomplishments over t

The Farmworker March for Dignity will start at a Customs and Border Patrol station in Ferndale, Wash. (Edgar Franks/Community to Community Development)

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Farmworkers and their supporters are marching in northern Washington this weekend. Environmental and racial justice groups will walk alongside laborers in Bellingham for the 2019 March for Dignity. Rosalinda Guillen, executive director of the farmworkers' rights group Comm

A farmworker holds up a sign that says

MATTAWA, Wash. – Workers on a farm in south central Washington state have gone on strike over what they see as threats from management to meet production standards. The laborers on King Fuji Ranch in Mattawa, a small town north of the Tri-Cities, say they contacted the farmworker union Famil

Alliances between rural communities and Native tribes have sprung up across the West and Midwest to protect local lands and waters. (Zoltán Grossman)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Native American and non-Native communities have joined forces across the country to form what could be the base of a new environmental movement. Zoltán Grossman, a geography and Native studies professor at Evergreen State College in Olympia, is the author of "Unlikely A

A southern Washington community is managing nearby forestland. (Jeff Hollett/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – A bill in the Washington State Legislature could give communities more control over local forests. Senate Bill 5873 would create a community forest pilot program to fund and monitor three projects in the state. Max Webster, evergreen forest program manager for the Washingt

Farmworkers will discuss workplace retaliation and health hazards from pesticide use at the Farmworker Tribunal in Olympia on Monday. (Community to Community Development)

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Farmworkers will be in Olympia next week to discuss workplace conditions. For the sixth year, laborers from across the state of Washington will deliver testimonies to tribunal judges in culturally appropriate ways - through stories and in the language they feel comfortable speaking

Washington state farmworkers testified in favor of a bill to give more oversight to a federal guest worker program this week. (Community 2 Community Development)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington state lawmakers have advanced a bill that would give more oversight to the federal guest farmworker program. Senate Bill 5438 would create an office of compliance in the Employment Security Department (ESD) for the H-2A guest-worker program, and require employers t

Washington state expects 30,000 guest workers from the H-2A program this year. (Brenda Bentley/Community to Community Development)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – A measure in the Washington State Legislature would establish more oversight for a federal program that allows farms to recruit guest workers from other countries. The bill would create an office of compliance for the guest worker program, known as H-2A, and require employer

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