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PNS Daily News - September 20, 2017 


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According to a new investigative report, family courts systemically discredit claims of child abuse and award custody to the accused parent. (serggn/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Over the past eight years, custodial parents killed 58 American children after a court ignored abuse claims by a protective parent, according to the Center for Judicial Excellence. And a new investigative report, published by 100Reporters.org, says family courts systemica

Doctors rush a patient to care. Enrollment for coverage under the Affordable Care Act ends at midnight today. (JillK61)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – You have until midnight today to sign up for California's version of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Health-care advocates raised concerns last week when the new administration reportedly stopped advertising the open-enrollment period. After some pushba

The CARE Act ensures hospitals give instructions to a caregiver and the patient upon discharge. (AARP)
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Nearly five months after it went into effect, health advocates say the CARE act is making a big difference in the amount of education patients and their caregivers receive. The Hospitals and Family Caregiver Act requires hospitals to designate a caregiver for each patient when

Laiseng Saechao from the Asian Pacific Environmental Network speaks at a press conference Wednesday announcing the

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - More than two dozen California progressive organizations announced Wednesday they're forming a new coalition called the "Building the California Dream Alliance." The groups advocate for many different issues ranging from gender equity, environmental justice, workers' rights, imm

The California Senate Judiciary Committee passed four bills on Tuesday to limit abuses in mandatory arbitration. (gvictoria/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - If you have a credit card or a job, have ever seen a doctor or needed a nursing home, you've probably signed an arbitration agreement that requires you to give up the right to sue, and go through mediation in the event of a dispute. On Tuesday, the California Senate Judiciary

Today is Equal Pay Day, highlighting the fact that California women make 84 cents to a man's dollar, and the wage gap is even larger for women of color. (sri-graphics/iStockphoto)

SAN FRANCISCO - It's Equal Pay Day, April 12, which means women have to work about 16 months to earn the same amount of money that men make in 12 months. A new report from the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, women in California make almost 16 percent less than men - which is better than t

California child-care providers are pushing for higher reimbursement rates from the state, to make their pay equal to $15 an hour. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

LOS ANGELES - California may have just passed a $15 minimum wage but it doesn't apply to many child-care providers, who are independent contractors. So today, a group known as the "Raising California Together Coalition" gathers in Sacramento to push for policy changes that its members say would li

The Justice for Janitors movement protested last month in Los Angeles. It holds rallies across the state today (Tues.) for International Women's Day. (Ian Paredes/SEIU)

LOS ANGELES - Thousands of women, mostly immigrants, who work as janitors are rallying today in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Jose and Sacramento to bring awareness to what they say are abuses of the legions of workers who clean California's high-rise buildings each night. It's part of Internationa

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