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PNS Daily Newscast - September 19, 2017 


Hurricane Maria now a category five; another GOP attempt to end Obamacare; and the opening day of the U.N. General Assembly met with protests. Details on those stories and more.

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Public News Service - CA: Housing/Homelessness

Data show that the rate of Latino and black children in poverty in California is more than three times that of white children. (Cohdra/Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Stubborn poverty continues to plague the Golden State, which maintains the worst poverty rate in the nation, with 14.3 percent of residents, and almost 20 percent of children, living below the federal poverty line. However, the new Census numbers on poverty do show that

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PASADENA, Calif. – Low-wage workers won a victory with California's minimum-wage increase, in effect starting this week. The increases will be yearly and incremental, this year, it's 50 cents, bringing worker pay to $10.50 an hour and ultimately, to $15. But for many, it still isn't really en

California accounts for 20 percent of the total U.S. homeless population; a homeless group on Haight Street, San Francisco. (Franco Folini)  <br />

LOS ANGELES – California accounts for about 20 percent of the nation's homeless population. Today marks National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, when vigils across the state and country honor the memories of homeless people who died this past year. Scott Larson, executive director of HomeAid

The End Poverty Now: March for Economic Justice takes place Monday outside the RNC in Cleveland.(End Poverty Coalition)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - 341 California Republicans, delegates and alternates, are in Cleveland for the start of the Republican National Convention. On their hour-long commute from their hotel, they'll undoubtedly see some protesters. One of those protests is expected to involve thousands of people for

A bill was pulled before a vote in the Assembly Judiciary Committee today that would force renters to deposit rent with an attorney during eviction proceedings. (i_frontier/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO - Tenants' rights advocates are celebrating after Assemblyman Mike Gatto killed his controversial bill about evictions, just ahead of a scheduled vote today in the California Legislature's Assembly Judiciary Committee. The legislation would have forced renters who are contesting an evi

A bill introduced in the state Senate on Tuesday forbids landlords from discriminating against tenants with federal housing vouchers solely based on their source of income. (Housing California)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A bill to make it illegal for landlords to discriminate against people with Section 8 housing vouchers was introduced in the California state Senate on Tuesday. According to Senate Bill 10-53, by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, landlords could no longer reject potential tenant

Volunteers are building tiny houses as temporary shelters for the homeless. (Elvis Summers)

LOS ANGELES - Volunteers in L.A. are racing today to finish building 10 tiny wooden houses to give to the homeless before Christmas. They're part of a group called "My Tiny House Project LA" a movement to build stop-gap shelters that is now active in San Diego and Oakland. The structures are just bi

A new report says states can improve foster care by increasing foster parents' flexibility to help the kids in their care. (cherylholt/morguefile)

SAN DIEGO - Children in foster care need to have the same kinds of life experiences as other kids to increase their sense of success and belonging. That's one conclusion of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Its new report is designed to help state

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