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PNS Daily Newscast - April 19, 2019 


A look at some of the big takeaways from the release of the redacted Mueller report. Also, on our Friday rundown: Iowa recovers from devastating floods and prepares for more. And, scallopers urged to minimize the threat to seagrass.

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Public News Service - WA: Immigrant

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

At least 200 people in the Northwest Detention Center have said they will join nationwide prison protests. (Seattle Globalist/Flickr)

TACOMA, Wash. – People in Tacoma's immigration detention center have joined nationwide prison protests that started this week. People incarcerated in at least 17 states are holding peaceful protests, hunger strikes and work stoppages through Sept. 9, the date of the Attica prison uprising in

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