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PNS Daily News - July 26, 2017 


Here’s a look at some of our stories: 20 hours of Senate legislative debate could mean the end of Obamacare; the Justice Department once again takes aim at sanctuary cities; and a push for equality as landmark legislation marks a milestone.

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Public News Service - CA: Civil Rights

Civil rights advocates are taking a new tack, fighting to lure more doctors to Medi-Cal by suing the state over reimbursement rates. (Kathy Yeulet/iStockphoto)

LOS ANGELES -- Advocates filed a class action civil rights complaint against the state of California on Wednesday alleging that low reimbursement rates have led to a shortage of doctors who take Medi-Cal - a problem that disproportionately affects low income communities of color. Lawyers for the M

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is looking at the Trump administration's travel ban. (Ken Lund)

SAN FRANCISCO – In a thinly veiled contest over states' versus federal rights, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco has upped the ante by further debating the contentious travel ban blocking some refugees from entering the U.S. from certain conflict zones. Me

Migrant workers harvest broccoli near Santa Maria. Some California business owners aren't happy about the new president's crackdown on undocumented workers. (Beth Golden)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- In the past week, President Trump signed executive orders to build a wall along the Mexican border and to cut off federal funds to "sanctuary cities" - in California and across the country. While Wall Street has been bullish, small business owners, particularly those with immi

Outdoor Afro seeks to make the outdoors more accessible to everyone, especially people of color. (Outdoor Afro).

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day has deep significance for many Americans this year with the fulfillment of what some thought an impossible dream: a black president serving two terms in office. And the Obama administration's last days have been marked by grand gestures - including a cal

The view on a walk below the Trinidad Head, an area now protected and more accessible to the public. (Julie Fulkerson)

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - President Barack Obama on Thursday announced the expansion of two national monuments in California - California Coastal National Monument and Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument at the Oregon border. Much more than recognition of the unique history or geography of a place, this

President Barack Obama at the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument in 2012. (The City Project)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Four in five voters of color support President Obama's efforts to protect public lands and want the next president to do the same, according to a new poll. The poll of 900 African-American, Asian-American and Latino voters was commissioned by New America Media, in partnership w

Law enforcement officers in California soon will have to record the racial identity of people they stop as part of the state's efforts to curb racial profiling. (Bluegame/iStockphoto)

LOS ANGELES - In a week where news of police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota has filled the airwaves, California is taking concrete steps to fight racial profiling - with the first meeting of the new Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board today in Los Angeles. The board was

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked two of President Obama's executive orders on immigration. (Kconnors/morguefile)

LOS ANGELES -- Latino rights supporters are regrouping after the Supreme Court split 4-4 on the constitutionality of President Obama's immigration policy. The tie lets a lower court decision stand, blocking two of the president's executive orders. One program, Deferred Action for Parents of America

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