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PNS Daily Newscast - September 28, 2020 


The New York Times reports President Trump's tax returns show chronic losses; and will climate change make it as a topic in the first presidential debate?


2020Talks - September 28, 2020 


The New York Times obtains President Trump's tax returns, showing chronic loss and debts coming due. And Judge Amy Coney Barrett is Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Public News Service - WA: Social Justice

Protesters line up on Friday outside an immigrant holding station in Ferndale, Wash., where they believe a man brutally handled by ICE was being held. (Community to Community Development)

EVERSON, Wash. -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are being accused of brutally taking a Washington man into custody. A farmworker, who only wants to be identified by his first name, Madardo, was in the car with his wife and children when ICE pulled him over in Everson. According to his

Washington state still has an estimated backlog of more than 6,500 untested sexual assault kits. (Sgt. Rebecca Linder/defenseimagery.mil)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- As Washington state continues to test its backlog of sexual assault kits, lawmakers also are looking to reform how kits are managed. A sexual assault kit is a collection of evidence gathered following a rape allegation. One of the first hearings of the session, scheduled for Tu

A capital gains tax could be on the docket for Washington state lawmakers in their upcoming session. (CrackerClips/Adobe Stock)

TACOMA, Wash. - How can Washington state create a more just society in 2020? Two experts say the state should tax its way toward that goal. The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy ranks Washington last in the nation in terms of tax-system fairness, with low-income residents shouldering the b

Hundreds of immigrants have been detained outside courthouses across Washington state since 2017, according to the state Attorney General's office. (Joe Wolf/Flickr)

SEATTLE - Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson is suing the federal government over its policy of immigration arrests near courthouses. He says the policy violates states' rights to operate their own justice systems under the 10th Amendment and impedes an individual's right to access the

A report gives Washington state a 'C' grade for its laws protecting consumers from aggressive debt collection. (B-A Graphix/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE – A new report says debt collection is pushing families into poverty and needs reform in every state. The National Consumer Law Center released a review of state exemption laws – that is, protections from seizure by creditors for basic items so that people can continue to work

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

Laura Ingraham has been a host on Fox News since 2017. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Groups are lining up to protest the annual fundraising dinner of the anti-union group Freedom Foundation, which features Fox News host Laura Ingraham this year. MLK Labor, the Washington State Labor Council AFL-CIO, and Seattle Indivisible are among the groups planning to c

About 60 million workers are subject to forced arbitration clauses, but only 282 won monetary compensation between 2014-2018, according to the American Association for Justice. (designer491/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE — Tens of millions of workers and consumers have signed agreements to not sue companies and instead settle through arbitration. But a new report says they're more likely to be struck by lightning than to win a case through the so-called forced arbitration process. The American Associ

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