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PNS Daily News - Monday, March 27, 2017 


Hundreds detained in Russian corruption protests; with the ACA repeal quashed, physicians promote Medicare for all; and the solitary confinement of juveniles in Tennessee blocked by a federal judge. Those stories and more in today’s rundown.

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Public News Service - WA: Livable Wages/Working Families

Repeal of the of the Affordable Care Act could hurt Washington state seniors, AARP says. (Jacoblund/iStockphoto)

SEATTLE – Opposition to the GOP's proposed American Health Care Act is growing, including from organizations and even some Republican lawmakers. AARP is also speaking up against the current replacement for the Affordable Care Act. Mike Tucker, volunteer state president for AARP Washington, s

Lawmakers in Olympia are considering a bill to address the wage gap between women and men Washington State. (Rachel Samanyi/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Legislation aimed at closing the pay gap between women and men is once again making its way through the State Legislature - this time with more momentum than ever before. House Bill 1506 would allow employees to discuss wages without retaliation, to help uncover pay disparit

A bill in the Washington state Legislature would give independent contractors portable benefits. (Karlis Dambrans/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – A new bill in the Washington state Legislature could help the growing number of workers without permanent jobs get benefits that go with them from job to job. Lawmakers in Olympia have introduced House Bill 2109, which would set up portable, prorated accounts that give worke

HB 1179 aims to close the pay gap between part-time and full-time faculty at community and technical colleges. (SounderBruce/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Part-time faculty at community and technical colleges live on shoestring salaries compared to their full-time counterparts, but that could change with a new bill introduced in the Washington State House. HB 1179 is getting a public hearing Tuesday in front of the higher educat

The theme for this year's MLK Day march in Seattle is

SEATTLE — Today, Americans celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with marches in Washington state and across the country. A hero of the civil-rights movement, King is also remembered for his work on the cause of economic justice. His presence at labor marches often is overshadowed by

Nurses in rural Washington could be disproportionately hurt by repeal of the Affordable Care Act, compared with those who work in urban areas. (janeyhenning/Flickr)

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - As debate in the nation's capital continues over repealing the Affordable Care Act and ending Medicaid expansion, rural Washington is bracing for the effects of repeal. Rural counties face a different set of health-care challenges than do urban areas, and could be disproportiona

Bills have been introduced in the Washington state House and Senate that would give workers paid family and medical leave. (Pexels/Pixabay)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Bills have been introduced in both the Washington state House and Senate to give new parents and those who are sick or caring for a loved one paid time off from work. A coalition of legislators, business owners, parents and advocates announced the proposal to bring paid family

Research finds Americans born in 1980 are far less likely to out-earn their parents than Americans born in 1940. (Flickr)

SEATTLE – The chance that young Americans will earn more than their parents may be no more than a coin flip now, new research says. According to The Equality of Opportunity Project, people born in 1940 had about a 90 percent chance of out-earning their parents. For those born in 1980, that c

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