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PNS Daily Newscast - December 7, 2018 


Democrat Dan McCready takes back his concession in the still-undecided race for Congress in North Carolina. Also, on the Friday rundown: California moves to provide Medi-Cal for undocumented immigrants, and tighter immigration enforcement might make it harder to find a Christmas tree.

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Public News Service - WA: Women's Issues

Washington state women are going to law school in greater numbers but only make up a small percentage of law-firm partners. (MargJohnsonVA/Twenty20)

SEATTLE – Women and people of color still face barriers in the legal profession, and a new report looks at how to lower those barriers. The American Bar Association's You Can't Change What You Can't See found a number of attitudes hold women and people of color back. For example, more than 8

President Donald Trump has promised to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy with a Supreme Court pick who will overturn Roe v. Wade. (trac1/Twenty20)

SEATTLE — Supporters of women's rights say developments at the U.S. Supreme Court are putting the future of reproductive rights in peril. Last week, the court ruled in a 5-4 decision that so-called crisis pregnancy centers run by anti-abortion groups cannot be compelled by states to post inf

Business Impact Northwest helped Hood Famous Bakeshop, a small Filipino-inspired dessert bakery, get off the ground. (Lauren Stelling)

SEATTLE – For people dreaming of opening a small business, finding funds can be a problem. Often, large financial institutions won't hand out small-dollar loans to the smallest fledgling companies. Access to capital is even harder for marginalized populations - entrepreneurial women, people of

On Wednesday, a Washington State Senate committee held a public hearing in Olympia on two bills that address the gender pay gap in the state. (SounderBruce/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- At its current rate, the pay gap for women in Washington state compared to men won't close until 2070. As the new legislative session begins, hopes are high that 2018 is the year lawmakers update the state's equal-pay laws and close that gap much sooner. On Wednesday, the Senate

Artists collaborated with the group Forward Together to create cards for Mamas Day, depicting families of traditionally marginalized communities. (Melanie Cervantes/Forward Together)

REDMOND, Wash. – In recent years, groups that represent marginalized communities have given Mother's Day a makeover. "Mamas Day" was started in 2011 as a way to celebrate moms who typically are left out of the "traditional" maternal depiction. The Strong Families campaign of the social-justi

Lawmakers in Olympia are considering a bill to address the wage gap between women and men Washington State. (Rachel Samanyi/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Legislation aimed at closing the pay gap between women and men is once again making its way through the State Legislature - this time with more momentum than ever before. House Bill 1506 would allow employees to discuss wages without retaliation, to help uncover pay disparit

Eastern Washington University has hosted workshops and speeches leading up to International Women's Day. (Candace Martin/Eastern Washington University)

CHENEY, Wash. – Today is International Women's Day, and women across the state and around the world are celebrating and pushing for gender equality. The struggle for women's rights has taken on a new tenor in recent weeks, with the Trump Administration's revised travel ban for six Muslim-major

Midwives provide prenatal care as well as care during labor and delivery. (KManzela/Pixabay)

SEATTLE – Midwives are becoming a larger part of the picture when it comes to childbirth, growing in popularity for many mothers across the country. Ushered to the fringes during the 20th century, the most recent data from the CDC shows midwives were the lead care providers for nearly one in

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