• Marchers to Demand Texas Politicians “Respect Science”

    Mark Richardson Public News Service AUSTIN, Texas – Organizers of Austin’s annual March for Science hope to send a message to state lawmakers – stop politicizing, and start respecting science. The march and rally, scheduled for Saturday, will coincide with the city’s annual Earth Day celebration. Planners expect a crowd of...
  • Historic Changes to SNAP Could Mean More Hunger in Ohio

    Mary Kuhlman Public News Service COLUMBUS, Ohio – Historic changes to one of the nation’s foremost anti-hunger programs will be debated today in the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. After its release just last week, the House of Representatives’ version of the 2018 Farm Bill is expected to move swiftly through the...
  • Link Cited Between Mass Shootings, Domestic Violence

    Dan Heyman Public News Service CHARLESTON, W.Va. – There is a strong link between mass shootings and domestic violence, according to an analysis of seven years of shootings by the gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety. The study found the majority “involve domestic or family violence.” In more than...
  • En Phoenix, nuevos apartamentos para residentes con autismo

    Katherine Davis-Young/Alfonso López-Collada Public News Service PHOENIX – Estamos en el Mes de Concientización sobre el Autismo y una organización sin fines de lucro busca que la ciudad de Phoenix sea líder en festejar a las personas con autismo. El complejo de apartamentos de First Place AZ próximo a inaugurarse en Phoenix...
  • How Apps, Quizzes and Data Was Used to Influence Voters

    Arturo Hilario El Observador With a few hidden camera videos British data firm Cambridge Analytica and social media website Facebook took a beating, in both their reputations and in Facebook’s case, a dip in their stock value. On March 20th British Channel 4 News ran a report in which...
  • Immigrant-Rights Groups Speak Out as Trump Visits CA

    Suzanne Potter California News Service California News Service LOS ANGELES – Even as President Donald Trump wraps up his first visit to the Golden State since the election, immigrant-rights groups are embracing California’s new nickname as the “State of Resistance.” Last September, the president ended the Deferred Action for...
  • From Marjory Stoneman Douglas Survivors and #NeverAgain Movement Founders

    March For Our Lives First of all, thank you. My friends and I are humbled, awed and deeply grateful for the support the business community has put into ensuring that tragedies like the one that happened at our school never happen again. Despite the grief and trauma and confusion...
  • Schumer Statement on Firing of Secretary Tillerson

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the firing of Secretary Tillerson, and the announcement of his successor, current Director of the CIA Mike Pompeo:   “The instability of this administration in just about every area weakens America.”   “If he’s confirmed, we hope...
  • School Shooting Survivors Demand Stricter Gun Control at FL Capitol

    Trimmel Gomes Public News Service TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With heavy hearts, students, who have become citizen lobbyists, met with lawmakers on Tuesday February 20th with one goal – to urge the passage of gun control measures. Hoping their tragic stories will spur lawmakers to act, a small group of...