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PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2017 


Here's what we're following on today's rundown: a federal appeals court will not reinstate Trump’s revised travel ban; a shake up at the USDA could hurt rural America; and the body slamming of a reporter in Montana may be part of a bigger pattern of hostility toward journalists.

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The American Health Care Act passed the U.S. House by a vote of 217 to 213. (USCapitol/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The American Health Care Act that passed the House on Thursday would still cost millions their health insurance. That's the assessment of its opponents. The vote was close, just 217 to 213. And despite promises to improve upon earlier versions that failed to come to a v

Local 32BJ SEIU now represents nearly 1,400 workers at Philadelphia International Airport. (32BJ SEIU)

PHILADELPHIA – A majority of subcontracted workers at Philadelphia International Airport now have union representation. This week, nearly 1,400 baggage handlers, wheelchair agents, skycaps and other workers for Primeflight and Prospect Airport Services officially joined Local 32BJ of the Servi

Students present a list of demands to the West Chester University administration. (James Cersonsky)<br />

WEST CHESTER, Pa. - Students, faculty and community supporters at West Chester University rallied on Tuesday for a student worker raise and a tuition freeze. Last month, students delivered hundreds of signatures on petitions, demanding a five-year freeze on tuition and fees and a $15-an-hour wage f

Pennsylvania schools with the fewest white students receive $2,000 a year less per pupil, according to a new report. (lourdesnique/Pixabay)

PHILADELPHIA – Years of underfunding Pennsylvania's public schools has led to inequalities affecting low-income districts and communities of color, according to a new report. The Education Law Center report, entitled "Money Matters in Education Justice," says the Keystone State ranks 46th in

Children with serious illness or accidents could exceed the individual cap on Medicaid proposed as part of the new federal healthcare legislation. (Bill Branson/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Some children's advocates are saying the bill introduced in Congress as a replacement for the Affordable Care Act would be bad for kids in Pennsylvania. The American Health Care Act would put a cap per person on Medicaid spending, and set a maximum amount available for indivi

Gabe Morgan, 32BJ SEIU, leads a rally of low-wage workers in Philadelphia on Monday. (32BJ SEIU)

PITTSBURGH – Workers in the Fight for 15 movement rallied on Monday in opposition to Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder. More than two-dozen protests were held around the country. In Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, fast-food cooks, building cleaners, security officers and others gathered out

A coalition of organizations has launched a

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A coalition gathered in the Capitol rotunda in Harrisburg Tuesday to launch what it's calling the "Pennsylvania's Choice" 2017 budget campaign. The groups advocate for consumers, educators, workers and more. They describe the state's tax system as "upside down," asking those

Medicaid expansion helped reduce the rate of uninsured children in Pennsylvania to 4.1 percent. (James Gathany, Judy Schmidt, USCDCP)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Children's advocates say repeal of the Affordable Care Act would leave thousands of Pennsylvania kids without health insurance. President Trump and congressional Republicans already are taking steps to repeal the landmark health-care law. According to Joan Benso, president

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