PNS Daily Newscast - March 21, 2018 

Authorities respond to another explosion in Austin Texas. Also on our rundown: A school resource officer credited with bringing a swift end to a shooting incident at a Maryland high school, The North Carolina GOP silent on an apparent Cambrrige Analytica connection; and an Alabama Medicaid Work requirement plan called a Catch-22.

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The 1968 sanitation workers' strike in Memphis attracted the attention of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Union members across the country are honoring two sanitation workers killed in Memphis 50 years ago today with a moment of silence. Leading up to the deaths of Echol Cole and Robert Walker, workers had complained about unsafe conditions, but were ignored. Their deaths led to

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

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

Japanese-Americans in the Northwest were held at an internment camp in Minidoka, Idaho, during World War II. (IMLS Digital Collections and Content/Flickr)

SEATTLE - Sunday marks the 75th anniversary of the signing of an executive order that led to the internment of more than 100,000 Japanese-Americans during World War II. To mark the anniversary, the Seattle Library will hold an event highlighting the parallels between their situation and that of toda

Benjamin Shabazz, speaking at an interfaith conference above, is an imam in Seattle who will be attending Monday night's debates. (CAIR-WA)

SEATTLE – Tonight the Council on American-Islamic Relations will host two debates in Redmond between Washington state politicians. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates, Erin Jones and state Rep. Chris Reykdal, will face off first, followed by incumbent Secretary of S

There are an estimated 22,000 legal permanent residents in Seattle who are eligible to become U.S. citizens. (Mayor McGinn/flickr)

SEATTLE – Becoming a U.S. citizen isn’t free, costing those applying nearly $700 per person. So some credit unions in the Evergreen State are helping eligible residents with loans to cover the cost. Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union (SMCU) recently joined the Seattle Office of Immigr

Two hikes are taking place at San Juan Island, above, as part of Latino Conservation Week. (Jeff Clark/BLM Oregon/Washington)

SEATTLE - It's Latino Conservation Week, and groups across the nation are focused on access to public lands for Latino communities. All this week, groups will be hosting events outdoors for Latino families to promote recreation and the protection of natural resources. Maite Arce, president and CEO

The Middle Fork Snoqualmie River is one of two that received protection as Wild and Scenic just a year ago. (Thomas O'Keefe)

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. - At this time a year ago, Washington gained its newest wilderness acreage when President Obama signed a bill expanding the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area. For the town of Snoqualmie, one of the closest to the Alpine Lakes area, the wilderness addition has capped off a big year. Mon

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