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PNS Daily News - December 6, 2019 


A Trump impeachment vote in the House could come before Christmas; students rally for climate action again today; and other-abled workers fuel a vertical farm in Wyoming.

2020Talks - December 6, 2019 


Impeachment is ramping up, and so is Iowa campaigning and Democratic endorsements. 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry endorsed former VP Joe Biden, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders, and VoteVets endorsed Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Public News Service - WA: Civic Engagement

A summit at the University of Washington will focus on compassion and look at topics such as how to create more compassionate cities. (New Africa/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE – Workplace and community leaders come together this week to focus on how compassion can play a bigger role in our lives. The Compassion Leadership Summit is being held at the University of Washington, co-hosted by the school's Undergraduate Women in Business. The two-day event fea

Voting rights could expand to about 21,000 Washingtonians in community custody, with legislation coming to the Statehouse in 2020. (Scott Van Blarcom/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE – While many Washingtonians with felony convictions had their voting rights restored a decade ago, barriers – and confusion – remain. A bill in next year's legislative session aims to rectify that. Democratic state Sen. Patty Kuderer of Bellevue wants to allow people in co

A study finds Washingtonians need an average of nine years of education to understand 2019 ballot measures. (Scott Van Blarcom/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE – Ballot measures are a direct way for voters to get involved in democracy, but only if voters can understand the measures’ language. A study by Ballotpedia, a nonprofit and nonpartisan encyclopedia of elections, finds voters need an average of 15 years of education to understa

More than two dozen protests are scheduled across Washington state for Friday's Global Climate Strike. (DisobeyArt/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE – Young people are leading the world in strikes on Friday to demand action on climate change. Students and workers are walking out in solidarity as part of the Global Climate Strike. It's taking place before the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York on Monday. Olivia S

Puget Sound Muslims are hosting an event they hope can act as an antidote to Islamophobia. (CAIR-Washington)

TACOMA, Wash. — Muslims in Washington state are building bridges with their neighbors in a new series launching today in Tacoma. Muslim organizations, alongside the Associated Ministries of Tacoma-Pierce County, hold the first "Sharing Our Stories - Meet Your Muslim Neighbors" event at Skyline

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was the first presidential candidate to call for a climate-focused debate. (International Institute for Sustainable Development/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Young people are leading the growing calls for the Democratic National Committee to allow a presidential primary debate on climate change. DNC officials so far have resisted the stand alone debate, saying they would have to hold other single issue contests as well. But supporters

Washington state lawmakers passed 11 tax bills this session to increase the state's revenue. (Jim Bowen/Flickr)

SEATTLE — A proposed ballot initiative that would void taxes approved by the Washington State legislature unless voters gave their stamp of approval within a year of their adoption has today to submit 260,000 valid signatures in order to get on November's ballot itself. I-1648 targets 11 tax

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

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