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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 


A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.


2020Talks - September 18, 2020 


Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Public News Service - AR: Civic Engagement

Small-business owners are calling for a sustainable paid-leave foundation to support their efforts to keep workplaces safe. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- New data shows more than 800,000 workers in Arkansas were left out of paid leave by gaps in emergency COVID relief legislation. Jessica Mason, senior policy analyst at the National Partnership for Women and Families, said many of these workers are women with children at home,

Election security experts say there's a possibility foreign governments could interfere in the 2020 General Election by tampering with state voter registration databases. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Amid concern foreign governments could interfere in the 2020 general election, a new survey finds state voter-registration databases are more secure than in 2018. Almost twice as many states now require multi-factor authentication and passwords that are at least eight characte

Supreme Court, court of appeals and district court judges are nominated by the president and confirmed by the U.S.  Senate. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Over the past few years, the U.S. Senate has confirmed 185 of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees, the majority of whom have a conservative track record. Along with two Supreme Court justices, senators have confirmed 50 circuit court and 133 district court judges. Acc

Main Street Batesville has received a $5,000 grant to connect the Maxfield Park development park, seen here, to the downtown district with a sidewalk. (MainStreetBatesville)<br /><br /><br />

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Three Arkansas towns are among the recipients of AARP Community Challenge grants for 2019. The program awards more than $1.6 million for "quick action" projects across the country, helping nonprofits and local governments make immediate improvements and jump-start long-te

The Arkansas Geological Survey says most Arkansans live within the New Madrid Seismic Zone, a fault line that is capable of generating major earthquakes. (vchalup/AdobeStock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – While people in some parts of California are dealing with earthquakes lately, Arkansans may think they are in the clear. But geologists say that's not the case. In fact, large parts of Arkansas fall inside the New Madrid Seismic Zone, a fault line that has produced some

Backers say an initiative on the midterm election ballot to raise the minimum wage in Arkansas would benefit the entire state economy. (Pixabay)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — For the second time in five years, Arkansas voters will get the chance to increase the state's minimum wage on Election Day. Issue 5 on Tuesday's ballot, if approved, would raise the base pay for Arkansas workers from the current $8.50 an hour to $11 an hour by 2021. Jona

Advocates say children with a parent in jail can lose touch with them when they only get to visit with them monthly or less often. (Wikimedia Commons)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A group of children's advocates has begun talking with legislators to find ways to keep Arkansas families together when a parent is convicted of a crime. Arkansas Voices for the Children Left Behind is looking to find alternatives to putting parents behind bars when there

A group of military veterans and their families attend ceremonies at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Somoderville./Getty Images

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – With Veterans Day celebrations set for the coming weekend, there's a unique opportunity to honor the thousands of Arkansans who have served in the military. You can thank the veterans in your life - but you can also nominate a veteran, their family or a volunteer dedicate

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