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PNS Daily News - June 28, 2017 


Here’s a look at what’s making headlines: Republicans scramble after a vote on health care delayed; a Clean Water Rule repeal comes under scrutiny; and a chemical in a common weed killer declared a carcinogen by California.

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Public News Service - TN: Human Rights/Racial Justice

This weekend, hundreds will gather for the National Immigrant Integration Conference, marking the first time the event has been held in the Southeast. (NIIC)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This weekend, hundreds of policymakers and advocacy groups will converge in Nashville to discuss ways to better integrate immigrants into communities in Tennessee and the rest of the country. The National Immigrant Integration Conference is in its sixth year, but this is th

The Tennessee Senate passed a resolution directing the state attorney general to file a lawsuit against the federal government for allegedly failing to consult with the state on refugee resettlement. Pictured here are Syrian children in a refugee camp in Syria. (Mehmet Bilgin/flickr.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Senate this week passed a resolution that directs the state attorney general to sue the federal government over policies surrounding refugee resettlement. Specifically, the resolution alleges the federal government failed to consult with the state on the issue, while

Thousands of Syrians are displaced as a result of the country's civil war. Some are expected to arrive in Tennessee in the next few months. Credit: United Nations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee will likely receive some of the 10,000 Syrian refugees President Barack Obama says the U.S. will admit for resettlement over the next 12 months. The Tennessee Office for Refugees, based in Nashville, is waiting for more information on the families it will help reloca

Festivals from Memphis to Bristol are now evaluating the Guns in Parks law, passed by state lawmakers earlier this year, and how it could impact their event. Photo credit: John B. Holden/Morguefile.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Under a law passed earlier this year, people with a concealed-carry permit can take a gun inside a private concert or event, even if event organizers wish to prohibit firearms. That's the conclusion of Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery, who issued the opinion at the

PHOTO: Tennessee's ban on same-sex marriage is gone, with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that marriage equality is a Constitutional right in all states. Photo credit: Ron Frazier/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – While the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Constitution guarantees marriage equality to all, that doesn't mean the fight for equal rights in Tennessee is over. Gwen Schablik, chair and president of the Tennessee Equality Project Foundation, says there is still much di

PHOTO: A new pilot program in Davidson County is designed to address underlying problems that can lead to juvenile delinquency and crime, and intervening during kids' earliest encounters with the juvenile justice system. Photo credit: Larry Farr/Morguefile.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – One Tennessee county is overhauling the way kids are treated in its juvenile justice system, in the hopes their futures will yield better, more successful results. Davidson County is changing everything from what children wear when they're in custody, to the job titles and

PHOTO: Gov. Bill Haslam has until Tuesday to decide whether to sign legislation that allows a pregnant woman to be charged with a crime for drug use if it harms her baby. Photo credit: Daniel Lobo/Flickr

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Time is running out for Gov. Bill Haslam to make his decision on a bill that would allow Tennessee women to be charged with a crime for drug use during pregnancy if it harms the baby. It is an idea that has raised concern among medical professionals, including physician Pamela Gon

PHOTO: Hobby Lobby took its case to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, with company owners arguing that they shouldn't have to provide contraception coverage for workers because it conflicts with their religious beliefs. Photo credit: Nicholas Eckhart

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The arguments are over, and now the waiting begins as the U.S. Supreme Court weighs a challenge to the contraceptive mandate in the new federal health-care law. Attorneys for two for-profit companies argued before the justices on Tuesday that requiring their insurance to cover bi

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