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PNS Daily Newscast - February 16, 2018 


Florida lawmakers put a concealed weapons bill on hold; also on today's nationwide rundown, concern about Washington State sharing immigrant activist information with ICE agents; and romance scams on the rise.

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Maru Mora-Villalpando says she is being targeted for deportation because of her political activism. (Northwest Detention Center Resistance)

BELLINGHAM. Wash. – New documents show a Washington state agency shared the personal information of an undocumented immigrant rights activist with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which used it to begin her deportation. Upon request, the Department of Licensing emailed the identific

Groups like Chaplain on the Harbor will be in Renton on Saturday recruiting for this year's Poor People's Campaign. (Poor People's Campaign)

RENTON, Wash. – In 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. launched the Poor People's Campaign. A half-century later, the campaign is still going – and this week, its organizers held events at state capitols calling for a "moral revival" across the country. On Saturday, groups including Chap

It was revealed last week that a Washington state agency was sharing residents' personal information with federal immigration authorities as many as 20 times a week. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

SEATTLE – Immigrant and human rights advocates announced Tuesday they're seeking more information on the collaboration between a Washington state agency and federal immigration authorities. Freedom of Information Act requests have been filed to find out how much the Washington state Departme

Recidivism rates are higher for people who aren't able to find a job after they're released from prison. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – A bill that would help formerly incarcerated Washingtonians get a fairer chance at employment is scheduled for a public hearing Wednesday. The Fair Chance Act would "ban the box" – that is, prevent employers from asking about a person's criminal background until after

The belief in discrimination against white people has grown since Barack Obama was elected president, according to researchers. (LifeAsArt/Flickr)

SEATTLE – The number of white Americans who believe they face discrimination is on the rise, raising the question of how this might affect the country. According to a recent poll, 55 percent of white Americans believe their group experiences racial discrimination. Clara Wilkins, an assista

The campaign for Initiative 940 has gathered more than 300,000 signatures. (De-Escalate Washington)

SEATTLE – Andre Taylor moved back to his hometown the day after he heard his younger brother, Che Taylor, a 46-year-old African-American man, had been shot and killed by two white Seattle police officers. Since that day in February 2016, Andre Taylor has been on a mission, becoming a leader

A massive raid that was planned for September, known as

SEATTLE -- Here in Washington and across the nation, civil rights and immigrants' advocacy groups are suing over the federal government's refusal to fulfill a Freedom of Information Act request about a recently planned immigration raid. In September, immigrant groups obtained details of "Operation

Aneelah Afzali has been speaking directly to communities about the misconceptions surrounding Islam on her tour of Washington cities. (Council on American-Islamic Relation)

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Local faith leaders have been touring cities in Washington, exposing what they say is a well-funded industry focused on spreading Islamaphobia. Aneelah Afzali, executive director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network - an initiative from the Redmond mosque the Musl

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