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PNS Weekend Newscast - April 22, 2017 


In focus on the rundown: Arkansas keeps the pressure on for more executions; we take you to Earth Day actions in New York and Colorado: and look into whether Trump policies are prompting back-door militarization of local police.

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Public News Service - WA: LGBTQIA Issues

The U.S. Census Bureau says a draft category on sexual orientation and gender identity was submitted to Congress in error, and quickly erased it. (taskforce.org)

SEATTLE -- Members of the LGBTQ community say they are feeling erased after proposed questions on sexual orientation and gender identity were removed from a draft of the 2020 Census this week. The U.S. Census Bureau, which is required to submit a list of categories to be tracked on the Census thre

Young voters, like Cris Romero above, are discussing their feelings about the election today at a conference in Seattle. (Courtesy Photo)

SEATTLE – Young people voting for the first time in this election may never see another presidential faceoff like it again. Today in Seattle at the National Conference on Afterschool and Summer Learning, where the theme is "Dare to Disrupt," young, first-time voters will open up about their fe

One of Washington's first same-sex marriages after the passage of the Washington State Marriage Equality Act in 2012. (Seattle Municipal Archives)

TACOMA, Wash. — Sunday is the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision requiring all states to recognize same-sex marriages. Since then, the number of gay and lesbian couples living together and married has gone up from 38 percent to 49 percent, according to a

The Idriss Mosque, above, received a threat this week after the shooting in Orlando, Fla. (Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE – Muslim communities in the Evergreen State are feeling a backlash in the wake of the shooting in Orlando, Fla. Arsalan Bukhari, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Seattle, says mosques in Seattle and Redmond have received threats this week, and law en

Pope Francis released his second exhortation, called

SEATTLE – Pope Francis got the attention on Friday of the nearly one in five Washingtonians who practice the Roman Catholic faith with the release of a document called "Amoris Laetitia," or "The Joy of Love." In the document, Francis asks priests and bishops to be more lenient of people who

Organizations such as the Rainbow Center in Tacoma are celebrating International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31. (Rainbow Center)

SEATTLE - People around the world are celebrating International Transgender Day of Visibility today. Washington state has been a leader on transgender rights, adding protections for the community a decade ago. However, lawmakers this legislative session proposed reversals to those protections, suc

PHOTO: The new attention same-sex marriage is receiving is one reason more legal action is seen on the issue of workplace protections for LGBT employees. Photo credit: innovatedcaptures/iStockphoto.com.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - President Obama's upcoming executive order protecting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender against discrimination as federal contract workers is the latest chapter in an area of law that is evolving along with public opinion. Washington was one of the first states

SEATTLE - People who work in schools, local government and after-school programs in 21 states are in Seattle today for what is called the "Bridge Conference" - bridging the gap between what kids do inside and outside of the classroom. More than 600 people are attending workshops that range from boos

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