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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2018 


Omarosa promises more tapes, while CNN reports there are no black White House senior advisors. Also on the Tuesday rundown: North Carolina uses social media to protect the environment; and National Parks billions behind in maintenance.

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Public News Service - WA: Immigrant Issues

Some farmworkers' rights groups say the H-2A work visa program is exploitive. (Edgar Franks/Community to Community Development)

LYNDEN, Wash. – This weekend, marchers are honoring the one-year anniversary of a farmworker's death in northern Washington. On Sunday, faith, environmental and labor groups are leading the "March for Dignity" from Lynden to Sumas, where 28-year-old Honesto Silva Ibarra fell ill last year whil

Civil rights groups say only 2 percent of applicants for waivers under the travel ban have received them. (malisunshine/Twenty20)

SEATTLE – Civil rights groups are mounting another challenge to the Trump administration's travel ban with a lawsuit alleging the waiver process in the ban is a "sham" that is keeping families apart. Groups, including two based in Washington state, and plaintiffs from all of the Muslim-major

Microsoft has a $19.4 million contract with ICE. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Flickr)

REDMOND, Wash. – A coalition of groups delivered more than 300,000 signatures to Microsoft on Thursday, calling on the company to end its contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The groups gathered at company headquarters in Redmond, as well as other locations across the coun

In her dissent, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor compared the travel ban to the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. (Masha George/Flickr)

SEATTLE – The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Trump administration's travel ban from five majority-Muslim countries on Tuesday. In the 5-4 vote, the supporting justices said the ban was within the president's authority to make national security decisions, and did not find his inflammatory state

The U.S. government has moved more than 1,400 detainees at the border to federal prisons, including the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac. (SoundersBruce/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATAC, Wash. – Pressures are mounting under new Trump administration policies that separate immigrant families. More than 200 people seeking asylum are being held in a federal prison in SeaTac, many of whom are mothers taken away from their children at the border. And a new Department of

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

The private company GEO Group operates the Northwest Detention Center, an immigration prison in Tacoma, Wash. (Seattle Globalist/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Companion bills in Congress aim to increase oversight and put a moratorium on the additional construction of immigration detention centers. The Detention Oversight Not Expansion (DONE) Act introduced by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is in part a r

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

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