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: Human Rights/Racial Justice

A new report says dozens of immigrants have died because of substandard medical care at ICE's Eloy Detention Center in Arizona and in other locations. (

PHOENIX - A new report says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are turning a blind eye to substandard medical care in the agency's immigration detention facilities, resulting in unnecessary deaths. The study by a coalition of advocacy groups singled out the Eloy Detention Center in

Housekeepers are protesting for the third time this year what they say are hazardous conditions at a Tempe resort hotel. Credit: KConnors/

TEMPE, Ariz. – Housekeeping workers at a resort hotel in Tempe are holding a vigil in front of their employer's property to protest what they say are hazardous working conditions. Members of the Unite Here hospitality workers' union began a 10-day protest this weekend over reports of numerou

A new report analyzes body camera use policies for 25 police departments around the country, and makes recommendations to change them. Credit: Kuzmik_A/iStockphoto.

PHOENIX – According to a new report released Monday by a coalition of civil rights groups called The Leadership Conference, the Phoenix Police Department shouldn't let officers review footage from their body cameras before they write incident reports. The report, compiled by the Washington, D

Phoenix-area faith leaders have coalesced around an online petition speaking out against hate demonstrations, following an anti-Muslim rally last weekend in Phoenix. Credit: Jaime Steele.

PHOENIX – More than 60 faith leaders representing thousands of Arizonans have signed a new online petition circulated by the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona, in the wake of an anti-Muslim rally in front of a mosque in Phoenix last weekend. The petition is titled Arizona Faith Communities S

Arizonans celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day Oct. 12. Credit: nadofotos/iStock

SOUTH TUCSON, Ariz. – The second Monday in October should be celebrated as Indigenous Peoples' Day alongside Columbus Day to better represent the consequences of Columbus' landing in North America, according to a number of groups holding celebrations in Tucson today. There will be events all

Experts from around the country are in Phoenix to talk about juvenile justice reform. Credit: jodylehigh/

PHOENIX - You don't have to lock kids up to reduce juvenile crime. It's a change in thinking that's spread across the country with the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, referred to as JDAI. Professionals who work with young people are in Phoenix this week to discuss the successes of the

PHOTO: Reducing the buildup of law-enforcement personnel and equipment on Arizona's border with Mexico is the goal of protesters holding events in several border communities today. Photo courtesy of People Helping People on the Border.

ARIVACA, Ariz. - Protesters in several of Arizona's border communities are holding events today, calling on the federal government to demilitarize the U.S. border with Mexico. Eva Lewis, a volunteer with the group People Helping People in the Border Zone, will be at the protest event in Arivaca, ab

PHOTO: U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has been outspoken in his disgust with the CIA interrogation tactics used following the Sept. 11 attacks. He commented about the release of a Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's so-called enhanced interrogation techniques. Photo courtesy of Sen. McCain's office.

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain is among those condemning the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" used on some terrorist suspects following the Sept. 11 attacks. McCain, R-Ariz., was among several lawmakers who spoke on the Senate floor following the release Tuesday of a report from the Senate

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