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PNS Daily News - May 29, 2017 


We’re covering a variety of issues in today’s news including: Germany’s leader notes a disconnect with the United States; remembering the fallen and those left behind on a Memorial Day; and a look at passenger’s rights as summer air travel season kicks into gear.

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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

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

For generations, electricity for the Central Coast region has been produced by gas-fired plants concentrated in Oxnard, a working-class community with majority populations of color. (Michele W.)

OXNARD, Calif. – Community groups from Oxnard showed up at a California Energy Commission hearing last night to voice their concerns about a proposal to build a fourth gas-fired power plant in their city. Despite its accolades for developing energy-efficient jobs and policies, California's lo

New safe youth zones are opening as part of a pilot program in Los Angeles and Long Beach to help teenage sex trafficking victims escape their situation. (Andrew Reis/Office of Supervisor Don Knabe)

LOS ANGELES -- California is home to three of the top 13 hot spots for child sex trafficking: Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Now LA and Long Beach are launching a new "Safe Youth Zone" to help young victims escape. On Tuesday, officials launched a pilot program that prepares police and

Allegations of potential judicial conflict of interest have surfaced in a cell-phone warning case. (D3Damon/iStockphoto)

BERKELEY, Calif. — Allegations have surfaced that a judge in the case against Berkeley's cell phone warning ordinance has ties to the wireless industry. CTIA, the wireless industry trade group (formerly the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association), is challenging a law that requires

The U.S. Water Alliance is launching a public awareness campaign today called

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — More than 500 groups from around the country are launching a national campaign on Thursday called "Imagine a Day Without Water." The campaign was designed to encourage all Americans to consider the importance of the drinking water and wastewater systems in the U.S. - esp

Advocates for farmworkers, some seen here at a workshop on pesticides in June 2015, say CalEPA hasn't done enough to regulate pesticide spraying near schools. (Californians for Pesticide Reform)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - About 150 farmworkers' families and their advocates plan to rally tomorrow in front of the California state PEA office in Sacramento. The groups are concerned with the toxicity of pesticides applied near schools, and say they've been waiting for the Department of Pesticide Regul

A group of experts on cellphone radiation is speaking out in support of a new government study linking radiation to cancer in rats. (D3Damon/iStockphoto)

BERKELEY, Calif. - Experts on cellphone and brain tumor science say they're disappointed some media outlets downplayed last week's government study that found a small but significant percentage of rats exposed to lifelong cellphone radiation developed cancerous or precancerous cells. The $25 milli

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