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

PHOTO: A new survey shows the majority of Hispanic Americans have a sense of optimism about their finances, but also believe racism and crime are getting worse. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor.

PHOENIX – A majority of Hispanic Americans are optimistic about their finances and health care, but concerned about racism and violence, according to a new survey from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Sylvia Monzano, a principal with Latino Decisions, the firm that conducted the survey, says one

PHOTO: A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit by the ACLU against the Arizona Dept. of Corrections, alleging inadequate medical care and mental-health treatment for inmates and overuse of solitary confinement. Photo courtesy of the FBI.

PHOENIX - The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) has chosen to settle rather than fight a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, and others, over the healthcare services provided to prison inmates. Attorney Dan Pochoda, senior counsel with the ACLU of Arizona, says unde

PHOTO: Terry Goddard is among the former Arizona attorneys general who have formed an organization of legal professionals who support marriage equality in the Grand Canyon State. Photo courtesy of Terry Goddard.

PHOENIX – Two former Arizona attorneys general are part of a recently formed organization supporting marriage equality in the Grand Canyon State. Former Attorneys General Terry Goddard and Grant Woods are among more than 150 attorneys who have come together to form Arizona Lawyers for the Fr

PHOTO: The thought of housing undocumented children brought people, both supporters and opponents, to the streets of Oracle, Arizona this week. Photo courtesy of Frank Pierson.

ORACLE, Ariz. - Housing undocumented children is causing public displays of both protest and support in communities in the Southwest, including Oracle, Arizona, located about 100 miles north of the border of the U.S. and Mexico. Frank Pierson lives in Oracle and is the president of the St. Helen Ca

PHOTO: A U-S Court of Appeals ruling allows a lawsuit filed by the A-C-L-U against the Arizona Department of Corrections move forward as a class-action lawsuit representing all 33-thousand inmates in the state's ten prisons. Photo courtesy of the FBI.

PHOENIX - The Arizona Department of Corrections has pledged to continue its legal fight over allegations of inadequate medical care and mental health treatment for inmates, and the overuse of solitary confinement. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled recently that a lawsuit brought by the Am

PHOTO: A new Annie E. Casey Foundation report on obstacles to success facing children of color finds only 41-percent of Arizona Latino children ages 3 to 5 are enrolled in pre-school or kindergarten. CREDIT: University of California

PHOENIX - According to Census Bureau projections, by 2018, children of color will represent a majority of kids in the United States. By 2030, the majority of the American labor force will be people of color. But a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation measures major obstacles to success for

PHOTO: A new study finds more than 7-in-10 of Arizona 4th-graders are reading below grade level, and the reading gap between high- and low-income students is growing. CREDIT:

PHOENIX - Seventy-two percent of Arizona fourth-graders are reading below grade level. That's one finding of a new Kids Count Data Snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. According to the Foundation's senior consultant Elizabeth Burke Bryant, one key to success in life is learning to read in th

PHOTO: According to the Migration Policy Institute, slightly more than a million young undocumented immigrants are eligible for Deferred Action and just about half have applied. CREDIT: Berkeley Political Review

PHOENIX - It's been a year since President Obama ordered creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which grants legal status to undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. Some 15,000 Arizona young people have been approved for work permits and protection

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