PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 

It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 

Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

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A shortage of U.S. Fish and Wildlife inspectors and a lack of public awareness are factors in the ongoing wildlife trafficking crisis, according to a new report. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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MIAMI – Wildlife trafficking is one of the most lucrative forms of illegal activity in the world, and a new report finds Florida caught in the crosshairs. Each year, more than 350 million plants and animals are sold on the black market, and according to a new study by Defenders of Wildlife, t ...Read More

According to a new report on charter schools, the public doesn't have sufficient access to key information about how federal and state taxes are being spent. Credit: Paul Reid/iStockphoto.

AUSTIN, Texas – U.S. taxpayers have invested more than $3.7 billion in charter schools over the last two decades, but according to a new report from the Center for Media and Democracy, the public has been kept mostly in the dark as to how that money is spent. Sandy Theis is executive director ...Read More

The cooling towers of Watts Bar 1, which was completed in 1996. TVA recently received the operating license for Watts Bar 2. Credit: TVA.

SPRING CITY, Tenn. – A Tennessee nuclear reactor more than 40 years in the making now has its operating license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and will soon begin producing electricity for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) customers. But environmental advocates say the Watt ...Read More

Lawmakers in Albany have proposed new measures that would allow ride-sharing companies to expand into the rest of New York. Credit: Drew Mauck/

ALBANY, N.Y. – Lawmakers in Albany have introduced several bills that would allow ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to do business north of New York City, which is currently the only area of the state where those companies can operate. Legislation co-sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin Cah ...Read More

Educators say the benefits of quality pre-K programs can last a lifetime. Credit: Lochoaymca/Wikimedia Commons.

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Albany sends New York City far more money for pre-K than other parts of the state, and Nassau County wants its fair share. Last year the state spent $340 million dollars on pre-K, and all but $40 million went to the city. According to Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos, ...Read More

North Carolina's Department of Environmental Quality is one plaintiff in a 24-state lawsuit opposing the federal government and the implementation of the EPA's Clean Power Plan. Photo credit: Matthew Connors/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. – The state agency charged with protecting North Carolina's environmental quality is a plaintiff in a multi-state lawsuit against the federal government to halt the Clean Power Plan – which requires states to reduce emissions by 32 percent by 2030. With 24 states represent ...Read More

As GOP presidential candidates descend on Boulder for their third televised debate, the Women's Foundation of Colorado is releasing a new report on the economic status of women in the state. Credit: Staras/iStockphoto.

DENVER – Colorado women have a message for presidential candidates coming to the CU–Boulder campus for Wednesday's debate: "We want equal pay." The Women's Foundation of Colorado releases a report today on the status of women in the state's economy. Alison Friedman, manager of the foun ...Read More

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