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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2018 


Lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested on a domestic violence charge. Also on the Thursday rundown: More testimony on Ohio's "anti-protest" bill; and we'll take you to the Dakotas to celebrate American Education Week.

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Public News Service - WA: Social Justice

Instructors in UW's international programs are looking for pay parity with their colleagues at the university. (UW AFT English Language Faculty)

SEATTLE — Instructors at the University of Washington are holding a picket today over negotiations with the school that have carried on for more than a year-and-a-half. American Federation of Teachers union members in the International and English Language Programs at UW have been in talks w

Families of Bellingham men detained in an August ICE raid are getting support from the organization Raid Relief to Reunite Families. (RRRF)

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – After an immigration raid in August that resulted in the detention of Bellingham construction workers, the community is stepping up to help affected families. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents picked up 16 employees of Granite Precast at home or on their way

Labor laws in 22 states, including Washington, are affected by Wednesday's Supreme Court decision on public-sector union fees. (Matt Wade/Flickr)

SEATTLE — A decision handed down Wednesday by the U.S. Supreme Court will likely deliver a financial blow to public unions - but labor groups remain optimistic about their future. In a 5-4 vote, the Court sided with Illinois public union employee Mark Janus, saying he doesn't have to pay so-ca

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

Men in same-sex marriages make almost 20 percent less than men in opposite-sex marriages in Seattle. (rich_villanueva_photography/Twenty20)

SEATTLE — The U.S. Census provides important information on communities, but it won't be counting the number of LGBTQ people in 2020 - and that's a problem, according to a new report. The Census Bureau will count same-sex marriages, as it has in the past. But the Bureau rescinded a question

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

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