• Study Finds No Threat in Transgender Bathroom Access

    Andrea Sears Public News Service BOSTON – A study released Wednesday found including gender identity in nondiscrimination laws does not increase privacy or safety violations in public bathrooms, locker rooms or changing rooms. The study, conducted in Massachusetts by the Williams Institute, compared localities of similar size with and...
  • Maps, Art Highlight Lives of Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women

    Soundbite Services WASHINGTON – Murder rates for Native American women in some communities are 10 times that of the national average. But two projects are revealing the other half of this story by taking a deeper look into the lives of these missing and murdered women across North America....
  • New York remembers victims of 9-11 terror attacks on 17th anniversary

    EFE New York – Thousands of members of the public, relatives of victims and officials gathered Tuesday at the former site in Lower Manhattan of the World Trade Center’s twin towers, which were destroyed by Al Qaeda suicide hijackers on Sept. 11, 2001, to honor those who lost their...
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Venezuelan retirees form endless lines to collect their pensions

    EFE Caracas – Thousands of Venezuelan retirees were getting in long lines Monday outside banks to collect their pensions, the first time since the new amount of 1,800 bolivars was decreed by the govenrment two weeks ago, the equivalent of $30 at the official exchange rate. The monthly amount...
  • Study Shows Need to Talk to Aging Drivers About Safety

    Trimmel Gomes Public News Service ANNAPOLIS, Md. — While most families are eager to talk to eager teenagers about driving safely, a recent study shows 83 percent of older drivers are missing out on having similar conversations when the time comes to retire from behind the wheel. The study by...
  • Making Case for Labeling White Supremacist Groups as Gangs

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland has become a hot spot for far-right rallies that often turn violent. Could more be done if the groups holding these rallies were considered gangs? Two criminologists believe so, and they say groups like the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer,...
  • 3D-printed Guns Among Concerns as Police, Communities Gather

    Soundbite Services WASHINGTON – Millions of people across the U.S. gathered for National Night Out events Tuesday to build camaraderie between communities and local law enforcement. The annual observance is intended to encourage relationships with those sworn to serve and protect. Vera Bumpers, president of the National Organization of Black Law...
  • Health Advocates Cheer as Feds Reverse Course on Health-Care Payments

    Suzanne Potter Public News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Trump administration is restarting a part of the Affordable Care Act that it had slashed two weeks ago, much to the relief of insurers and health care advocacy groups. The feds announced Tuesday that they will allow risk-adjustment payments from...
  • Colorado ICE Encampment Issues Three Demands

    Eric Galatas Public News Service CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Coloradans are joining protesters in California, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Texas against actions taken by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. Nearly a dozen tents have been set up outside ICE’s Denver field office in Centennial, and demonstrators say...