PNS Daily Newscast - March 20, 2018 

President Trump again calls for the death penalty for drug dealers and Granite State advocates say they oppose the get tough approach. Also on today’s rundown: a protest against the expansion of tar-sands oil refining in California; and in Seattle, a group demands a moratorium on youth jail construction.

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Human Rights/Racial Justice

MIAMI - If you don't speak English, federal law says, you're supposed to get an interpreter for free when you're in a civil courtroom. But a study of ...Read More
ALBANY, N.Y. - Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy was the target of a "roast" at a Bayshore restaurant last week when he reportedly made a joke ...Read More
CHICAGO - When the fall semester begins, Illinois college students may be learning about the war in Iraq from young adults who have lived through it ...Read More
Chicago, IL - The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) begins its 20th year as law this summer, and people with disabilities say it has made a ...Read More
MADISON, Wis. - The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) begins its 20th year as law this week, and advocates for people with disabilities in ...Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Two years ago, a young black woman, Megan Williams, was kidnapped and tortured by six white people in Logan County - a brutal ...Read More
ALBANY, N.Y. - Inaction by the state Senate means Legal Aid services across New York are short millions of dollars. For the first time ever, the ...Read More
LAS VEGAS – The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) stole the spotlight in the nation's health care debate with a report saying none of the health ...Read More
Sioux Falls, SD – Rising unemployment coupled with a loss of benefits is costing 2.3 million Americans their health coverage each year ...Read More
PORTLAND, Ore. - If you are an African-American, Native American or Latino in Oregon, you are more likely to go without health insurance – and ...Read More
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