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PNS Daily News - May 23, 2017 


A deadly attack at a pop concert in England; the President urges peace in the Middle East; and a Supreme Court win for voting rights advocates. Details on those stories in today's news.

Daily Newscasts

Public News Service - TX: Housing/Homelessness

A federal survey shows that Texas has reduced the number of homeless people needing shelter by 42 percent since 2007. (bodnarchuk/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas – Advocates for Texas' homeless population are celebrating a federal report showing a significant reduction in the number of Texans who are homeless over the past decade. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's annual count, homelessness in Texas dropped

The group Grassroots Leadership is working to keep undocumented migrants out of prison-like facilities while they await an immigration hearing. (ericsphoto/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas judge has granted an immigrant rights group, Grassroots Leadership, a temporary restraining order against the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, blocking its plans to license two controversial, prison-like detention facilities as child-care centers. The group

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on a Texas case, reaffirming the “one person, one vote” rule in drawing legislative districts. (P_Wei/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas - The U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, has rejected a conservative challenge to the "one person, one vote" rule in how states draw their legislative districts. In Evenwel v. Abbott, a case that originated in Texas, the court ruled that districts must be drawn according t

U.S. immigration officials say they are taking a hands-off policy toward churches that provide sanctuary to refugees who could be deported. (Wikimedia Commons)

AUSTIN, Texas - A church in Texas has given a Guatemalan refugee sanctuary and is hoping that more religious organizations will follow suit. Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas has taken in a woman who church officials will only call Hilda. She says she came to the U.S. to escape vio

A new report shows opportunity in the United States is increasingly limited by where a person lives. (Dipankan001/Wikimedia Commons)

AUSTIN, Texas - Where you grow up has a lot to do with your opportunities for success in life, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress. Sarah Edelman, the study's co-author, says because rentals are too expensive in high-opportunity areas, places with good jobs and schools, a

It is Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week, and military veterans with civil-law concerns won't have to look far for justice. Credit: southernfried/morguefile

DALLAS – You might say this entire week is Veterans Day for current and former service members in Texas who have legal questions. Through Friday (Nov. 13), local bar associations, law schools and some private attorneys across the state are volunteering their time to advise veterans on matters

An African American soldier and white soldier working together. Credit: Rockfinder.

AUSTIN, Texas - When members of the U.S. military leave the service, they tend to settle in more diverse neighborhoods than civilians of the same race, according to a new study from the University of Connecticut and Brigham Young University. Mary Fischer, the report's co-author and an associate p

PHOTO: A San Antonio chef has been feeding the area's homeless for over a decade, but police recently gave her ticket with a potential fine of $2,000 for allegedly violating a city ordinance. She plans to contest it, citing freedom of religion. Photo credit: Matthew Woitunski/Wikimedia Commons.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Joan Cheever has been serving restaurant-quality food to San Antonio's homeless and poor every Tuesday since 2005, but in early April she was served with a $2,000 citation for allegedly breaking a city ordinance – serving food from a vehicle not licensed as a food truck.

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