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PNS Daily Newscast - August 17, 2017 


On our nationwide rundown; President Trump disbands two economic councils as CEO’s resign in protest; we will tell you why Iowa, like Trump, has bias issues; plus land trusts are a prime spot to view Monday’s solar eclipse.

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Public News Service - WA: Human Rights/Racial Justice

There are about 500,000 Sikhs in the United States. (Michela Simoncini/Flickr)

RENTON, Wash. -- Washington state's Sikh community was rattled in March when a Sikh man in Kent was shot in his driveway. The assailant reportedly yelled, "Go back to your country," leaving many Sikhs unsure of their futures in the area. But since then, many local Sikhs have been building bridges

In 2015, the Washington Human Rights Commission passed a rule that guarantees people access to bathrooms designated for the gender with which they live. (Checkingfax/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE -- Petitioners have one more day to collect signatures for an initiative that would allow people to use only bathrooms designated for the gender they were assigned at birth. Initiative 1552 would repeal the Washington Human Rights Commission's 2015 rule that guaranteed people access to bat

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear cases on President Donald Trump's so-called travel ban in October. (Phil Roeder/Flickr)

SEATTLE – President Donald Trump is celebrating a victory in the U.S. Supreme Court, where justices decided on Monday to let parts of his so-called travel ban go into effect. The court will hear the case in October, but in the meantime the Trump administration can bar travel from six Muslim-

Artists collaborated with the group Forward Together to create cards for Mamas Day, depicting families of traditionally marginalized communities. (Melanie Cervantes/Forward Together)

REDMOND, Wash. – In recent years, groups that represent marginalized communities have given Mother's Day a makeover. "Mamas Day" was started in 2011 as a way to celebrate moms who typically are left out of the "traditional" maternal depiction. The Strong Families campaign of the social-justi

May Day rallies across the country are expected to be ramped up this year in opposition to the Trump administration. (Chuck Taylor/Flickr)

PASCO, Wash. -- Today is May Day, and Washingtonians are rallying with people across the country in support of laborers and immigrant communities. Otherwise known as International Workers' Day, May Day now is also associated with immigrants' rights. The Tri-Cities area has been planning May Day pr

Numbers at the Northwest Detention Center have swelled under the Trump administration's ramped-up detention of immigrants. (Seattle Globalist/Flickr)

TACOMA, Wash. - More than 400 immigrants at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma are holding a three-day hunger strike to protest conditions in the facility. The Northwest Detention Center, the largest facility for detained immigrants on the West Coast, is owned by the private prison group GEO.

Advocates of immigrants' rights are holding a tribunal Sunday outside the Northwest Detention Center to put the deportation process on trial. (Seattle Globalist/Flickr)

TACOMA, Wash. — Advocates for immigrant rights are holding a tribunal outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma on Sunday to put the United States' deportation system on trial. This is the second year they will gather outside one of the largest detention centers in the country to hear

Japanese-Americans in the Northwest were held at an internment camp in Minidoka, Idaho, during World War II. (IMLS Digital Collections and Content/Flickr)

SEATTLE - Sunday marks the 75th anniversary of the signing of an executive order that led to the internment of more than 100,000 Japanese-Americans during World War II. To mark the anniversary, the Seattle Library will hold an event highlighting the parallels between their situation and that of toda

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