PNS Daily News - November 21, 2019 

Sondland confirms a Ukraine quid pro quo; $1.5 trillion on the line for states in the 2020 Census Count; and time's almost up to weigh-in on proposed SNAP cuts.

2020Talks - November 21, 2019 

Last night, ten candidates took the stage for a more civil debate than we've seen so far this cycle to talk about issues from climate change to corruption in politics - but there were some tense moments.

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Although the threat from Zika is low in the Northwest, women are still being cautioned about sexual transmission of the virus. (pixabay)

SEATTLE, Wash. - As temperatures rise this summer, the threat of the Zika virus looms for many Americans. The risk of contracting the virus in the Northwest is low; the two species of mosquitoes that carry the disease don't typically travel farther north than California's Bay Area. However, contract

The U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear a case on a Washington regulation requiring pharmacies to stock emergency contraception. (Martin Lopatka/flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a case on access to emergency contraception in Washington state. The ruling upholds the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision that stocking emergency contraception in pharmacies does not violate a pharmacist's religious freedom.

Women's advocacy group Ultraviolet Action flew a banner over Amazon's annual shareholders meeting Tuesday that said

SEATTLE - The women's advocacy group Ultraviolet Action has taken to the skies above Seattle, asking the company Amazon to stop selling Donald Trump merchandise in its online marketplace. The group commissioned a plane to fly a banner over Amazon's annual shareholders' meeting today. The banner

Mothers make less than 69 cents for every dollar fathers make in Washington state. (

SEATTLE – Just a week and a day after Mothers' Day, comes Mothers' Equal Pay Day, a date that marks how far into 2016 a mom typically has to work to make up for last year's difference in income between moms and dads. The observance today is based on a National Women's Law Center study that s

The Washington Legislature has established a review panel to investigate women's pregnancy-related deaths. (Pixabay)

SEATTLE - Washington state is battling a climbing rate of pregnancy-related deaths by re-establishing a Maternal Mortality Review Panel, not seen in the state since the 1930s. State lawmakers passed legislation this year to convene a panel to investigate these deaths, saying they happen at an alar

Working women in Washington state make 77 cents for every dollar men make. (calgrin/morguefile)

SEATTLE - It's Equal Pay Day, symbolizing how far into 2016 women would need to work in order to make the same amount men did in 2015. On average, women earn 79 cents for every dollar men are paid. In Washington, the average is lower, just 77 cents. Marilyn Watkins, policy director of the Econom

HUD says landlords could be in violation of the Fair Housing Act if they issue blanket rejections to people with criminal records. (click/morguefile)

SEATTLE - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or "HUD," gave new guidance to landlords this week, telling them not to reject potential tenants simply because they have criminal records. The department added that blanket rejection of people with criminal records is a violation of

Organizations such as the Rainbow Center in Tacoma are celebrating International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31. (Rainbow Center)

SEATTLE - People around the world are celebrating International Transgender Day of Visibility today. Washington state has been a leader on transgender rights, adding protections for the community a decade ago. However, lawmakers this legislative session proposed reversals to those protections, suc

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