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PNS Daily Newscast - January 22, 2018 


The funding stumble in Congress deepens the crisis for health centers; also on our nationwide rundown; we will let you know about concerns over possible "gifts" to payday lenders; and a new survey provides alarming numbers about young people and homelessness.

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Public News Service - WA: Human Rights/Racial Justice

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

Arizona's Senate Bill 1070, also known as the

SEATTLE – People with anti-immigrant sentiments are emboldened after laws designed to punish immigrants are passed, according to a study by a University of Washington researcher. Rene Flores, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at UW, included fieldwork and people's opinion

Seattle is the fastest growing big city in the country, but some worry its growth is leaving some communities behind. (Andrew E. Larsen/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Like many cities across the country, Seattle is finding great wealth often brings great wealth disparity. The Emerald City has the fifth highest median income among large U.S. cities, is home to two tech giants in Amazon and Microsoft and is the nation's fastest growing big city.

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