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PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2018 


A day in court for the alleged Florida school shooter. Also on our nationwide rundown: a 24-hour hotline "reignites" to support immigrants; and a new study finds prescription drugs in the Hudson River, from Troy all the way to New York City.

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Public News Service - CA: Social Justice

President Donald Trump touched on a range of topics in his State of the Union address, including the economy, health care and immigration. (Wikimedia Commons)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Civil rights leaders say President Donald Trump's State of the Union claim of massive gains under his leadership fell flat in light of the policies he pursued during his first year in office. The president Tuesday night bragged about appointing conservative Neil Gorsuch

50,000 California DACA recipients are parents to U.S.-born children. (avidcreative/iStockphotos)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Almost 250 California businesses and children's groups have just sent a joint letter to the state's members of Congress, urging them to pass the Dream Act, which would give certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children a work permit and

Most of the Haitians who are about to lose Temporary Protected Status came to the U.S. legally after the 2010 earthquake, and say they have little to return to. (Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock/US Air Force)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California is home to some 16,000 Haitians who have now been given less than two years to pack up and leave – or find a way to get legal status – as the Trump administration decided on Tuesday to end Temporary Protected Status for Haitians in July 2019. Many

Thousands are expected to march in Los Angeles this Sunday against rape and sexual harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. (David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons)

LOS ANGELES – The #Me Too social media campaign that went viral following accusations that movie producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed or raped a number of women is now taking to the streets, starting with a march and rally in Los Angeles this Sunday. Tarana Burke, a women's rights org

Statistics show that half of all children in California are born to immigrant parents. (Morguefile)

LOS ANGELES - California is home to one in four Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients in the country - or about 228,000 people - so President Donald Trump's decision to end the program has provoked a storm of criticism from a wide range of groups. Attorney General Jeff Sessions s

The DACA program has given work permits to more than three quarters of a million people, about 215-thousand living in California. (CA Immigrant Policy Center)

LOS ANGELES – Immigrants' rights groups are organizing a week-long series of rallies aimed at saving DACA, after reports surfaced that President Donald Trump will decide its fate this week. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has given work permits to more than 750,000 people.

Groups from the Berkeley Women's March will reunite this Sunday at an event to counter right-wing rallies. (Berkeley Teacher's Union)

BERKELEY, Calif. – Thousands of people are expected at anti-hate counter protests this weekend in San Francisco and Berkeley, aimed at drowning out the messages of right wing rallies nearby. Large events denouncing racism are planned Saturday at Ocean Beach, and Sunday at Civic Center Plaza

Protestors last year gathered for the 20th annual Immigration Policy Day, formed in the wake of Prop. 187 in 1996.(Calif. Immigrant Policy Ctr.)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Advocates for immigrants are promoting the idea of making California a "sanctuary state," with a big rally this morning on the steps of the Capitol building in Sacramento. Monday is the 21st annual California Immigrant Policy Day, and groups are showing support for Senate Bil

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