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PNS Daily News - September 26, 2017 


Today’s news focuses on several issues including: a third Republican opposing the latest Obamacare repeal effort; a look at the safety of personal information on this Voter Registration Day; and U.S. crime still historically low despite a recent rise.

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Almost 850,000 children in the state of New York live in poverty, nearly half in extreme poverty. (rubberduck1951/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – The latest U.S. Census Bureau figures show little change in child poverty in New York state. The data shows that, nationally, more than 13 million children, or 18 percent, lived in poverty in 2016, a drop of almost two percent. But, New York's child poverty rate was almost three p

Jason Starr of the NYCLU gave a talk at the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island Wednesday about the educational and legal needs of several thousand children from Central America who have arrived since 2012. Courtesy: HWCLI

NEW YORK – While the national spotlight is focused on the great needs of Syrian refugees in Europe, unaccompanied children from Central America continue to flow into the U.S., and New York is a prime destination – as detailed at a meeting Wednesday. Jason Starr, Nassau chapter director

PHOTO: Federal programs have lifted nearly 740,000 New York children out of poverty, according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Photo credit: Suzanne Hanlon/Flickr

NEW YORK - Federal programs have lifted nearly 740,000 New York children out of poverty, according to a new report by The Annie E. Casey Foundation. The group used a new tool for calculating poverty rates, instead of the official measure, and found federal assistance has made a big difference

NEW YORK - It's a big number that's making headlines in New York, but local advocates for immigrants say the flow of unaccompanied minors to Long Island is being taken in stride. Reports published in Newsday show that Long Island leads the state for the number of unaccompanied children arriving in

PHOTO:  President Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010. Deadline for enrolling for health insurance through the ACA is March 31st. Photo credit: Wikipedia

NEW YORK - While it has enrolled a half a million New Yorkers through the Affordable Care Act, New York has not done a good job of reaching out to Latinos, Hispanics and immigrants, according to Jackie Vimo of the New York Immigration Coalition. Just look at the state health care exchange website, s

Photo: Following years of political battles, a new (LICET) poll shows overwhelming support among Nassau County voters for reforming the way voting maps are drawn. Photo Credit: LICET

NEW YORK – Advocates are using a newly released poll to press for changes in the way voting maps are drawn up in Nassau County. Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York, says some public officials have resisted change by arguing that voters don't understand the redistricting

Photo: Welcome sign from gathering at the Patchogue Artspace to introduce Immigrant Nation interactive story telling tool at beta.immigrant-nation.com Photo credit: Maria del Mar Piedrabuena

NEW YORK – It is a new tool for building connections between newly arrived immigrants and their long-term neighbors in New York, and all it takes to help out is to upload your family story to a new interactive website. Maryann Sinclair Slutsky, executive director of the immigration advocacy g

NEW YORK - A new policy that requires interpretation and translation for vital public services in key languages is now in effect in Suffolk County, covering central and eastern Long Island. According to Karina Claudio, lead organizer for the group "Make the Road New York," the policy for non-Engli

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