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PNS Daily Newscast - March 30, 2017 


Featured on today’s rundown; LGBTQ Americans excluded from the 2020 Census; we take a look at how Trump’s energy policies could hurt the sector’s biggest jobs creator; plus how overturning online privacy rules may especially impact immigrants.

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Public News Service - NY: Women's Issues

Brenda Berkman, one of the first women firefighters in New York City, joined the FDNY in 1982. (Brenda Berkman)

NEW YORK – Pioneering women firefighters will be among the tens of thousands of women and men participating in the Women's March on Washington this Saturday. In the late 1970s, Brenda Berkman filed a sex discrimination suit against the New York City Fire Department and went on to serve 25 ye

Moms United believes the war on drugs, attacks on immigrants and on the poor all are interconnected. (A New PATH)

NEW YORK - As 2016 draws to a close, one organization has issued a set of New Year's resolutions calling on mothers everywhere to preserve advances in human rights. Moms United to End the War on Drugs was founded seven years ago to fight policies the group says destroy families and promote mass inc

Immigrants who are the victims of domestic violence can apply for permanent resident status. (U.S. State Dept.)

NEW YORK – Legal advocates for immigrant women say the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president has caused a wave of panic among their clients. Her Justice is a nonprofit organization that helps low-income women in New York City get free legal services in family, divorce and immig

Women formed a human wall outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue. Similar protests were held in more than a dozen other U.S. cities. (Brigid Flaherty)

NEW YORK - Women dressed in black protested Tuesday outside Trump campaign offices in at least 15 cities around the nation. In New York, a multiracial group of women led by survivors of sexual assault formed a human wall outside Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan. Brigid Flaherty, who helped organize

New York's new law will allow up to 12 weeks of paid family leave. (Vitamin/Flickr.com)

NEW YORK — New York State has become a national leader for workplace policies that support families. A new state-by-state analysis by the National Partnership for Women and Families gave New York an “A-," just slightly below first-place California. Vicki Shabo, vice president of the or

Eleven bills restricting reproductive rights were introduced in New York in the last legislative session. (-JvL-/flickr.com)

NEW YORK – The U.S. Supreme Court's >ruling overturning key provisions of a Texas anti-abortion law is drawing high praise from reproductive rights advocates. The 5-to-3 ruling struck down provisions requiring hospital admitting privileges for clinic doctors, and imposing the same requiremen

New ICE raids are expected to target mothers with children who have been ordered to leave the U.S. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

NEW YORK - Advocates for immigrants to the United States are rallying in Washington, D.C., this morning to condemn plans for a new round of deportations. According to news reports, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has ordered field offices to launch a month-long "surge" of raids targeting mothe

Nationally, 1,072 new women-owned businesses are launched every day. (buisnessforward/flickr.com)

NEW YORK – Women have been creating new businesses at a rapid pace since the recession, according to a new report. Women entrepreneurs have become a major force in the U.S. economy. Over the past nine years the number of women-owned firms has increased by 45 percent, five times faster than t

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