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PNS Daily News - December 16, 2019 


Sen. Chuck Schumer calls for four specific witnesses in Senate impeachment trial; giving Iowans with disabilities a voice in caucuses; and an expert says Seasonal Affective Disorder is a lot more than just the holiday blues.

2020Talks - December 16, 2019 


Sen. Cory Booker led the charge asking the DNC to ease up debate qualification requirements. All seven candidates who made the cut for Thursday's debate say they won't participate in the debate at Loyola Marymount in LA if it means crossing the picket line of Unite Here Local 11.

Public News Service - WA: Criminal Justice

Lacey, WA – About 8,400 people in Washington were convicted last year of drug-related felonies, but only the federal sentences will get a second look after this week's U.S. Supreme Court decisions. The court ruled in two drug cases that judges should be able to impose shorter sentences, depend

Portland, OR/Seattle, WA – It's hard enough to get a good-paying job in Washington, but if you're just out of prison, it can seem almost impossible. However, in the Portland area, Multnomah County has joined a small but growing number of employers to strike the question, 'Have you ever been co

Seattle, WA – A group of more than 1,000 attorneys is calling for an independent investigation of the Washington State Patrol's crime lab system. They're asking for a probe of allegations that the crime lab mishandled such evidence as blood and ballistics tests, and misstated expert testimony,

Former felons have to pay all of their fines before they are allowed to vote again. The controversial state law has just been upheld as legal by the Washington Supreme Court. However, critics say the law undermines democracy, and even violates ex-offenders' rights, because it denies them right to v

Human rights groups will meet this week to take the next steps toward a goal that has been elusive so far -- getting a state ombudsman for the Washington Department of Corrections. The idea was proposed in this year's legislature, but did not make it out of committee. A national bipartisan Commissio

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