Public News Service - Social Issues

Running for office in Idaho takes a lot of cash. Close to $5 million was spent on the governor's race alone this year, and that has campaign finance ...Read More
The U.S. Senate approved a measure Thursday to increase the federal minimum wage. Minnesota labor leaders say it's long overdue, and there's more on ...Read More
A South Dakota labor group is hopeful a minimum wage bill supported by Governor Mike Rounds will have better luck than one defeated in the House Stat ...Read More
February first marks the beginning of the tax season, and Minnesotans are being advised to take advantage of a benefit designed to help low- and ...Read More
As Presidential candidates set their sights on New Hampshire, they can't help but see a challenge written on the wall. Billboards and posters are ...Read More
At any given time, 20,000 people in Washington are living on the streets. This week, the governor announced a $10 million state grant to fight ...Read More
It's 'Peace and Justice Day' at the state legislature, but discussion may be far from peaceful as lawmakers consider an impeachment resolution for ...Read More
Oregon has some of the highest prescription drug abuse rates in the nation. Today Oregon lawmakers will consider a proposal to track the use of all ...Read More
Three state hospitals would be privatized, and many other hospitals would be closed, under a controversial plan proposed by the Berger Commission ...Read More
A state plan aims to "jump start" education for Minnesota kids. Sponsors say legislation being introduced today at the state capitol would give all ...Read More
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