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PNS Daily Newscast - June 18, 2019 


Iran threatens to exceed the uranium enrichment limit agreed to under a 2015 nuclear deal. Also on today's rundown: More results of a new report on children's well-being; and a North Carolina Jewish congregation returns to its synagogue after sharing a local church.

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Public News Service - WA: Immigrant

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

Farmworkers will discuss workplace retaliation and health hazards from pesticide use at the Farmworker Tribunal in Olympia on Monday. (Community to Community Development)

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Farmworkers will be in Olympia next week to discuss workplace conditions. For the sixth year, laborers from across the state of Washington will deliver testimonies to tribunal judges in culturally appropriate ways - through stories and in the language they feel comfortable speaking

Washington state farmworkers testified in favor of a bill to give more oversight to a federal guest worker program this week. (Community 2 Community Development)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington state lawmakers have advanced a bill that would give more oversight to the federal guest farmworker program. Senate Bill 5438 would create an office of compliance in the Employment Security Department (ESD) for the H-2A guest-worker program, and require employers t

Because of federal restrictions, undocumented women can't access Washington state family-planning services. (BigGirlCamera/Twenty20)

OLYMPIA, Wash. - A coalition is urging Washington state to expand health care. The Reproductive Health Access for All Act would help two communities in particular that face barriers to care: immigrants and the transgender or gender non-conforming communities. Women who are undocumented can't acces

The Washington state Senate holds a public hearing today (Thursday) in Olympia on a bill to create a state tax credit for low-income workers. (Jon Stahl/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington state lawmakers are looking at a tax-credit proposal that would address a state tax code that's unbalanced. The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy recently called the Evergreen State's tax system the "most regressive in the nation," with the lowest income w

Some immigrant families in Washington state are shying away from getting prenatal care and other medical assistance because of a Trump administration proposal. (maginnis/Twenty20)

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – The public comment window closes Monday on a Trump administration proposal that would make it harder for people to obtain legal status if they've received public assistance. Immigrants' rights groups say it already is affecting communities. The "public charge" rule change

Members of Washington's congressional delegation are calling for an investigation of the Northwest Detention Center after an asylum seeker's death. (Seattle Globalist/Flickr)

TACOMA, Wash. — The death of an asylum seeker in custody at the Northwest Detention Center has ignited concerns about immigrant-detention facilities across the nation. Russian asylum seeker Mergensana Amar died last week at a hospital in Tacoma, where he had been on life support after a suic

Families of Bellingham men detained in an August ICE raid are getting support from the organization Raid Relief to Reunite Families. (RRRF)

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – After an immigration raid in August that resulted in the detention of Bellingham construction workers, the community is stepping up to help affected families. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents picked up 16 employees of Granite Precast at home or on their way

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