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PNS Daily Newscast - November 24, 2017 


On today’s rundown, all eyes on the G.O.P. tax plan - labor groups say it’s not good for working families, and the view from Michigan is the likely loss of many services across the state; plus, report today on Black Friday and Native American Heritage Day

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Public News Service - NY: Mental Health

A new report says 100 percent of New York City public-school students ages 5 to 12 who were handcuffed by police were children of color. (Steven Depolo/Flickr)

NEW YORK – When a student in emotional distress in a New York City public school is black, police are much more likely to be involved, according to a new report. The group Advocates for Children of New York says police are intervening in incidents that should be handled by clinically-trained m

Almost 300,000 New Yorkers participate in Medicaid-funded home- and community-based services. (agilemktg1/Flickr)

NEW YORK – The GOP health bill now in the U.S. Senate would be especially harmful to seniors and people with disabilities, according to a new report. With the per-capita cap on Medicaid spending that would be imposed under the American Health Care Act, states would be forced to make cuts.

Repealing the ACA could result in eliminating benefits such as rehabilitation therapy. (Roger Mommaerts/Flickr)

NEW YORK - Advocates for people with disabilities say dismantling the Affordable Care Act would be catastrophic for them. Repealing the ACA would turn back the clock on progress toward increasing independence and opportunities for this population over the last quarter-century, said Susan Dooha, exe

The U.S. Justice Department has submitted a

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The U.S. Justice Department has submitted a "statement of interest" in a lawsuit seeking to end the solitary confinement of juveniles in a New York jail. The lawsuit, filed by the New York Civil Liberties Union and Legal Services of Central New York, challenges the ongoing p

Zoran Teodorvic was housed in the mental observation unit of Westchester County Jail. (Family of Teodorovic)

NEW YORK – A lawsuit over the death of a mentally ill man beaten by corrections officers in Westchester County 16 years ago still is making its way through the courts. Zoran Teodorovic was being held on a misdemeanor trespassing charge when guards beat him at the Westchester County jail. Fou

Changing the ACA could limit access to health care for people with disabilities. (NPS Graphics/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – Advocates for people with disabilities say they're worried about them losing health coverage and other necessities as power shifts in Washington. Though Republicans in Congress have voted repeatedly to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature health

Sent to solitary at 16 for arguing over a basketball, Randy attempted suicide. (NYCLU)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - A federal lawsuit was filed Wednesday against the Sheriff's Office in Onondaga County, where 16- and 17-year-olds are often held in solitary confinement, sometimes for months at a time. In 2014, New York State agreed to end solitary confinement for juveniles in state prisons and e

Case managers and home-care services help seniors live independently longer. (Sigismund von Dobschütz/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – New York City's new budget cuts funding for services critical to seniors. Despite an overall $400 million increase in spending, the 2017 budget approved by the City Council on Tuesday cuts senior home care services by $2.2 million, or about 50 percent, and senior case management b

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