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PNS Weekend Newscast - May 27th, 2016 


In the news this weekend: an attack in Egypt kills over two dozen people, President Trump's son in law is under the microscope in the Russian spying investigation, and it may take an entire village to save the planet.

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Public News Service - WA: Housing/Homelessness

Seattle has joined more than 100 other communities, including Puyallap, in AARP's Network of Age-Friendly Cities. (Coffee Party USA/Flickr)

SEATTLE - Seattle is being officially recognized as an "Age-Friendly" city today, joining more than 100 communities around the world. Over the next five years, Seattle will invest in projects aimed at making the city safer for seniors, such as widening sidewalks, providing better and more affordabl

Nearly one million Washingtonians were served by community health centers in 2014. (pixabay)

SEATTLE – Community health centers provide care for people all across the state and many them live below the poverty line. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has announced she plans to nearly double community health center funding over the next decade. The policy pro

This multi-family housing unit in Cashmere, Wash., was developed by the Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing to serve farmworkers' families. (Marty Miller/ORFH)

YAKIMA, Wash. – As grocery stores and farmers markets stock the fresh cherry crop for which Washington is famous, one organization is focused on the people who pick those cherries – and their need for safe living conditions. The Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing (ORFH) in Yakima h

HUD says landlords could be in violation of the Fair Housing Act if they issue blanket rejections to people with criminal records. (click/morguefile)

SEATTLE - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or "HUD," gave new guidance to landlords this week, telling them not to reject potential tenants simply because they have criminal records. The department added that blanket rejection of people with criminal records is a violation of

Supporters say the CARE Act would keep family caregivers better informed and better prepared when loved ones are released from the hospital. (Xenia/morguefile)

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington legislators are considering an idea that just became a state law in Oregon and Nevada. The CARE Act outlines rules for hospitals so when patients are discharged, they have a caregiver on record who can help with the transition. Among older patients, Medicare says one in

Amidst this summer's devastating wildfires in Washington, a team of attorneys is offering legal assistance free of charge. Credit: U.S. Interior Department

ELLENSBURG, Wash. - As hundreds of acres continue to burn in Washington, a team of attorneys across the state is helping wildfire victims with their questions about insurance claims, repair contractors, finding public assistance and more. It's a busy summer for members of the Washington State Assoc

PHOTO: No one wants a repeat of the Mills Canyon fire or any other summer wildfire. But if blazes ignite, dozens of Washington State Association for Justice members say they're ready to help fire victims with legal advice, quickly and free of charge. Photo courtesy Washington Commission on Hispanic Affairs.

TACOMA, Wash. – When someone's home or barn is going up in flames, their first thought is probably not, "Where's an attorney?" But soon enough, they might find they need one. This summer, more than 50 members of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) will be on call statewide to

PHOTO: Bus drivers and mechanics from the Renton School District enjoy their time at the Renton Community Suppers so much that they've made it a monthly volunteer commitment. Photo courtesy Darlene Larsen.

RENTON, Wash. - Christmas is on a Wednesday this year, but many Wednesdays will be special days in the New Year for the bus drivers and mechanics of the Renton School District, in the suburban area south of Seattle. They spend one Wednesday evening a month helping to prepare and serve the Renton Com

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