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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


In focus on our Friday Rundown; the U.S. Senate takes a first step towards passing major tax cuts; holiday help wanted as retail and restaurant job opportunities abound; plus, we report on a website that helps new moms take 12 from work.

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Public News Service - WA: Human Rights/Racial Justice

Seattle is the fastest growing big city in the country, but some worry its growth is leaving some communities behind. (Andrew E. Larsen/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Like many cities across the country, Seattle is finding great wealth often brings great wealth disparity. The Emerald City has the fifth highest median income among large U.S. cities, is home to two tech giants in Amazon and Microsoft and is the nation's fastest growing big city.

Campaign Nonviolence Week is celebrated around the world to promote peace. (Allanton House World Peace Prayer Society/Flickr)

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Today, cities across Washington state are celebrating the International Day of Peace. In Spokane, people are gathering at Gonzaga University to celebrate with the World Peace Flag Ceremony, where each of the world's 194 national flags are presented and blessed. Joan Broeckling is

There have been five hunger strikes at Tacoma's Northwest Detention Center this year. (Seattle Globalist/Flickr)

TACOMA, Wash. - Fourteen Cubans seeking asylum and detained at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma are on a hunger strike and calling for their release. They have refused food and water since Sunday. Maru Mora Villalpando, an organizer for the group Northwest Detention Center Resistance, said

More than 60 percent of Muslim students said they've felt unsafe in public since the 2016 election campaign, according to a recent survey. (J Pat Carter/Getty Images)

KENT, Wash. - Going back to school can be a stressful time for students and, in the current political climate, can be even harder for those who are Muslims. Since the 2016 election campaign, incidents of bullying Muslim students have skyrocketed. In a survey by the Washington chapter of the Council

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

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