Public News Service - Social Issues

Springfield, IL – They were neighbors but didn't know it at the time, and it turns out they have a lot in common. A U.S. soldier and an Iraqi ...Read More
Madison, WI – It's a "photo finish" this week in the State Senate, with a push to vote on a photo I.D. requirement for voters. Supporters say ...Read More
Cheyenne, WY – Going to PTA meetings, scheduling conferences with teachers and volunteering at the school. That's how gay and lesbian parents ...Read More
Portland, OR – Portland-based Mercy Corps has a disaster relief team in Kenya to help some of the 300,000 Kenyans displaced by political ...Read More
Seattle, WA – Washington's prison population increased about 3 percent in the past year, by 565 inmates, bringing the state's total to more ...Read More
Minneapolis, MN – As the pressure of hunger continues, Minnesota's 26th annual March food drive gets underway this weekend. The goal is to ...Read More
New York, NY - Advocates concerned with urban problems feel the presidential campaign is all but ignoring their concerns, such as urban employment ...Read More
Lansing, MI – A U.S. soldier who served in Iraq and an Iraqi citizen are touring Michigan to share their perspectives on the war and their ...Read More
Portland, OR - Reacting to allegations of racial profiling by local law enforcement, members of Portland's African-American and Latino communities ...Read More
Las Vegas, NV – Nevada is bucking the trend, but a new study says the nation's prison population has soared to a record high -- more than one ...Read More
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