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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 - UT: Human Rights/Racial Justice

Student anxiety and incidents of harassment have increased since the 2016 presidential election, according to a survey of school personnel. (iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY – This year's presidential election has had a big impact on the nation's schools, grades K-12. According to a new national survey of educators by the Southern Poverty Law Center, student anxiety and incidents of harassment are on the rise. Maureen Costello, the report's author

Critics are calling for the impeachment of a controversial Utah judge. Credit: Serggn/iStockphoto.com.

SALT LAKE CITY – A movement is gaining steam to oust a Utah judge who sparked a national controversy when he ordered an infant to be removed from her foster parents' home last week – because the foster parents are lesbians. Judge Scott Johansen has since reversed his decision, but the g

Dr. Vandana Shiva of India speaks at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Salt Lake City. Credit: N.C. Interfaith Power and Light

SALT LAKE CITY - Almost 10,000 religious leaders from around the world are fired up and ready to act on the major issues affecting the world today, after attending the four-day Parliament of the World's Religions, which finished up on Monday in Salt Lake City. Susannah Tuttle, director of North Car

PHOTO: Efforts to pass laws in Utah and around the nation to protect LGBT individuals against employment and housing discrimination are getting support from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Photo credit: California Office of Historic Preservation.

SALT LAKE CITY - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is publicly supporting legislation at all levels of government that would provide protections in housing, employment and other areas for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. Among the LDS church leaders who spoke at a new

PHOTO: Almost half of Utahns support same-sex marriage being legalized in the state, according a new survey. Photo courtesy of Freedom To Marry.

SALT LAKE CITY - Forty-nine percent of people in Utah support same-sex marriage being legalized in the state, according to a new poll. Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry, said the bipartisan poll also found that 67 percent of Utahns want the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on the issue of same-

PHOTO: Utah state Senator Jim Dabakis says Utah and all of the U.S. have a moral obligation to care for the tens of thousands of undocumented children arriving along the nation's southern border until their immigration status is determined. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah state Senator Jim Dabakis is calling on Gov. Gary Herbert and state faith leaders to support efforts to temporarily house and care for 1,000 undocumented children in Utah. Dabakis says he was motivated to take action after Herbert was among several Republican governors who sen

PHOTO: The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 15 percent of children in Utah live in poverty. Image courtesy of the Utah Education Association.

SALT LAKE CITY - The number of children in Utah living in poverty is not going down. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's "2012 American Community Survey," 15 percent of Utah's children live in poverty, which is down less than one percentage point from the year before. According to Terry Haven, d

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