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PNS Daily Newscast - May 21 , 2019 


The DOJ says former White House counsel Don McGahn does not have to testify. Also, on our Tuesday rundown: “Stop the Bans” protests over extreme abortion laws; education a hot topic in the Bay State and guess how many adults have tried marijuana?

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Public News Service - WA: Civic Engagement

A 2015 bridge collapse took the lives of Rhonda Ellis' son, daughter-in-law and grandson, pictured here. (Photo courtesy of Ellis)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee signs a bill today to ensure that parents of adult children get justice in wrongful-death cases. He'll be joined by families who have fought for this change for years. Senate Bill 5163 passed in the Legislature this month. It will allow parents of people 18 a

Washington state received more than $16.5 billion in federal funding that relied on census data in 2016. (Jcamilobernal/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE — Washington state is starting to ramp up its drive to get an accurate 2020 census count, but a proposed citizenship question in front of the U.S. Supreme Court today is tripping up those efforts. The Supreme Court is considering a Department of Justice request to include a question as

The rate of uninsured Washingtonians has dropped from 14 percent in 2013 to 5.4 percent in 2018. (DarkoStojanovic/Pixabay)

SEATTLE, Wash. – Health care could be one of the biggest deciding factors in this year's election for voters in Washington state and nationwide. According to polling from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 75 percent of Americans say it's very important the Affordable Care Act's protection for indi

The country's most consistent voting bloc, people age 50 and older, will likely decide Washington's state most hotly-contested congressional race. (Keith Brofsky/Coffee Party USA)

AUBURN, Wash. - What are the priorities of older Washingtonians in one of the country's most closely-watched midterm congressional races? An AARP Washington survey out today focused on people 50 and older in the state's 8th Congressional District, which is an open seat after U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert

Only about 7,500 marbled murrelets remain in Washington state. (ALAN SCHMIERER/Flickr)

SEATTLE — Washington state is asking for public comments on seven alternatives for conserving marbled murrelets - seabirds that nest in the Northwest, including on state-owned lands. Conservation groups are urging greater protections for the endangered birds. Proposed management plans set as

U.S. appellate judges heard nearly 60,000 cases in 2017. (Joe Wolf/Flickr)

SEATTLE — U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will begin confirmation hearings next week. But one legal expert says President Donald Trump already has made a big impact on the judiciary - and workers' rights are hurting for it. Trump has far outpaced previous presidents at this point

President Donald Trump frequently has referred to the media as the

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. – Newspapers in Washington state and across the country on Thursday are publishing editorials promoting freedom of the press in response to President Donald Trump's persistent attacks on the media. The Boston Globe coordinated the effort and has been joined by big newspa

Supporters of an immigrant-rights activist facing deportation are gathering outside a Seattle immigration courtroom today. (Northwest Detention Center Resistance)

SEATTLE – A Northwest immigration-rights activist is heading back to court in her battle against deportation today. Maru Mora Villalpando is an organizer with the Northwest Detention Center Resistance. In December, she was issued a deportation notice, despite the fact that Villalpando does n

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