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  • Ryan Karnoski, S/Sgt. Cathrine "Katie" Schmid and Drew Layne are the plaintiffs in the suit. Photo Credit: Lambda Legal

    Lawsuit Challenges Transgender Military Ban

    Andrea Sears Public News Service NEW YORK – Civil rights organizations have filed lawsuits to block President Trump’s ban on military service by transgender people from going into effect. A presidential directive issued on Friday August 25th bars transgender individuals from enlisting, prohibits coverage for certain medical procedures and...
  • En 2015 las muertes por sobredosis fueron 12 por cada 100 mil Oregonianos. Photo Credit: Pixabay

    Día de la Conciencia de Sobredosis: cómo prevenir la tragedia en Oregón

    Eric Tegethoff/Alfonso López-Collada Public News Service PORTLAND, Ore. – Agosto 31 fue el Día Internacional de la Conciencia de Sobredosis, una fecha para visibilizar la lucha que los expertos médicos en Oregón y en todo el país libran contra la creciente epidemia de esta causa prevenible de muerte. Y...
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    Outraged? Make a Difference

    Shelly Palmer “I don’t want to be Jewish anymore.” My grandmother looked sympathetically at her seven-year-old grandson and asked why. “Everyone hates us, the Nazis killed us, and I don’t want to be killed just because I’m Jewish.” During the course of that afternoon, my grandmother told me the...
  • Almost 133,000 parents of U.S. citizens immigrated legally to the United States in 2015. A bill endorsed by President Trump would limit those numbers. Photo Credit: Pixabay

    Advocates Call Trump Legal Immigration Proposal Racist, Inhumane

    Suzanne Potter California News Service LOS ANGELES — Immigrant-rights groups are calling President Trump’s proposal to cut legal immigration by half racist and mean-spirited. On Wednesday August 2nd, the president endorsed the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act, or RAISE Act, which would favor English-speaking, high-skill immigrants...
  • Author Doug Griffiths says offering social activities like line dancing for older residents can help revitalize small towns. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Smith/Flickr

    Are Older Americans Key to Revitalizing Small Towns?

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service BOISE, Idaho – Rural Idaho communities that are looking to revitalize themselves should consider investing in one of the country’s greatest assets: older Americans. That’s according to researcher and small-town consultant Doug Griffiths, who is also the author of “13 Ways to Kill Your...
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    A Look Into Trump’s Transgender Ban


    Estephany Haro El Observador President Trump announced on Wednesday July 26th via twitter that he would be banning all transgender citizens from joining the military of the United States in all capacities, unleashing controversy across the country from those affected directed and from the people that supports the transgender...
  • Eighteen other countries allow transgender people to serve openly in the military. Photo Credit: Dustin Perry

    Trump Transgender Ban Sparks Protest

    Andrea Sears Public News Service NEW YORK – New Yorkers took to the streets Wednesday to protest President Trump’s announcement that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the U.S. military. Civil liberties organizations were quick to condemn the policy shift outlined in three early-morning posts to...
  • The FCC has proposed undoing regulations for internet service providers, a move some say could dismantle net-neutrality rules. Photo Credit: Maria Merkulova/Free Press

    Net Neutrality Backers: Don’t ‘Delete’ Open Internet Rules

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service PORTLAND, Ore. – Internet users are asking the Federal Communications Commission not to hit “undo” on net neutrality this week, with a day of action to save the Internet, which took place Wednesday July 12, 2017. Even companies such as Facebook, Amazon and Google...
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    Justice Department settles U.S. Worker Discrimination claims against New Mexico farm 

    WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced on Tuesday May 23rd that it has reached a settlement agreement with Carrillo Farm Labor, LLC (Carrillo Farm), an onion farm in Deming, New Mexico.  The settlement resolves the department’s investigation of complaints that Carrillo Farm discriminated against U.S. citizens due to a...