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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.

Public News Service - AZ: Education

Phoenix, AZ – Having agreed on 1.6 billion dollars in budget cuts for the current year, Arizona lawmakers are setting their sights on next fiscal year's expected three billion shortfall, and public schools face another big reduction. K-12 schools were cut by more than 100-million dollars just

Phoenix, AZ – Arizona's elementary schools are taking extraordinary steps to reduce expenses, in the face of expected state budget cuts. What is unknown at this point is the possible impact of the proposed federal stimulus package. Janice Palmer of the Arizona School Boards Association says

Phoenix, AZ – As she prepares to join the Obama Administration, Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano challenges state lawmakers to preserve classroom spending against the backdrop of the worst budget deficit in the state's history. Napolitano says short-term budget problems must not harm the long

Phoenix, AZ – Full-day kindergarten makes a tempting target for Arizona lawmakers struggling to close a billion dollar-plus budget hole. OutgoingDemocratic Gov. Janet Napolitano has been able to defend the program against cuts, but with a Republican taking over, "all-day K" faces an uncertain

Phoenix, AZ – With the state facing a budget gap of more than $1 billion, Arizona education advocates are pushing lawmakers to protect school funding when they meet next month. Despite large state budget deficits in recent years, Arizona's Democratic governor, Janet Napolitano, was able to t

Phoenix, AZ – The refugees come from Iraq and Afghanistan, Somalia and Eritrea, places of conflict and despair. In the U.S. their futures are brighter, but they need skills to find work. The start of Arizona's peak tourism season increases chances for hotel jobs. Irene Wharry, English Language

Tucson, AZ – A Tucson after-school tutoring program aimed at low-income nine-to-twelve-year-olds has unexpectedly found itself attracting African refugee children. Susie Elliott, program manager of the Lutheran Church-run ASPIRE program, says the African kids arrive in the U.S. with English s

Phoenix, AZ – Arizona's projected billion-dollar budget gap gets the attention today of Arizona's governor and legislative leaders. On the chopping block is the state education budget. Education advocates hope school spending gets trimmed, not whacked. Leaders have tough choices to make, be

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