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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2017 


We begin the week with President Donald Trump urging GOP House members to support the Senate budget bill; a new report tracks a growing “right” to discriminate at both the state and federal level; and we will let you know why Trump budget cuts are being labeled a threat to waterways in the Midwest.

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Public News Service - WA: Peace

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

For new refugees, the first year in the U.S. is the hardest, but most are able to build better lives. (Int'l. Rescue Committee)
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SEATTLE – A Washington man is observing the nation's immigration debate from the unique perspective of someone who has helped refugees resettle in the U.S. for almost 40 years. Bob Johnson retires next month as executive director of the International Rescue Committee's Seattle office. In h

SEATTLE - March is Women's History Month and some Washington human rights advocates say it's the right time to remind the Obama administration that women still have not reached equality. Roslyn Solomon, chair of the Seattle Human Rights Commission, says her group has been able to persuade the City

SEATTLE - Members of book clubs typically read a book every month and get together to discuss it. But, Mercy Corps, a humanitarian aid group based in Portland with offices in Seattle, wants them to do more than talk - to actually get involved in solving the problems presented in a new book. "Half th

SEATTLE - No matter how grim the state budget forecast, it will never be as bad as what some countries around the world are going through. The 2009 "Failed States Index" lists the world's most unstable nations; it has Somalia, Sudan and Zimbabwe at the top, with Afghanistan and Iraq not far behind.

Portland, OR – Despite this year's contentious presidential race, that battle will not be the main topic of conversation at the national League of Women Voters (LWV) convention, beginning today in Portland. At this meeting, which takes place every other year, members will cover issues they thi

Portland, OR – No matter what you bought on your post-Thanksgiving shopping excursions this weekend, you probably didn't come home from the stores with world peace or a cure for global warming. However, those items could be on your gift list this year –- and without asking for funding fr

It's the season of caps and gowns on college campuses around the nation, and for Washington's Governor Chris Gregoire, it's a busy time of year. Not only did her youngest daughter matriculate in mid-May, but the governor is delivering five commencement speeches before June. Her address compares toda

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