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PNS Daily Newscast - August 6, 2020 


Facebook removes a Trump post because of "deceptive" COVID19 claims; small businesses seek more pandemic relief.


2020Talks - August 6, 2020 


Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

Public News Service - AZ: Civic Engagement

Phoenix, AZ – Earth Day 2009 is an opportunity to reflect on the strong conservation leadership Arizona has provided to the nation. That leadership is noteworthy in part because it has transcended politics, according to Doug Scott, policy director of the Campaign for America's Wilderness. "Mo

Phoenix, AZ – With state lawmakers cutting public education this year and looking at making deeper cuts next year, some Arizona parents have decided to get off the sidelines and get involved in the political process. Lisa Hawkins, a Tucson mother of two, has been communicating regularly with h

Phoenix, AZ – Supporters of public schools plan to profess their love for public education and their opposition to severe budget cuts at a Valentine’s Day rally Saturday at the State Capitol. They’ll bring holiday cards bearing positive messages about public education addressed to

Tucson, AZ – Arizona activists rallied in Tucson yesterday urging President Obama to keep his campaign promise to address immigration reform in his first 100 days on the job. Immigration rights organization Border Action Network wants a plan that respects human rights and preserves families, a

Phoenix, AZ - Arizona military personnel stationed overseas have a choice when it's time to cast their votes in state-side elections: risk having the secrecy of their ballots compromised or have them not count at all. A new report shows that, if service people mail their ballots, they arrive too lat

Phoenix, AZ – Arizona's experiment with high-interest, short-term "payday loans" will become permanent if voters approve an industry-sponsored ballot initiative on Nov. 4. Opponents of Proposition 200 say the measure is a trick to remove the costly loans from any kind of oversight, since Arizo

Phoenix, AZ – The idea sounds simple: Consolidate several small school districts to save money on overhead. However, some say it could result in a bureaucratic nightmare and loss of local control. On Nov. 4, voters in 76 Arizona elementary and high school districts will decide whether or not t

Phoenix, AZ – Arizonans are working to find common ground in the immigration debate. In a meeting this week at the downtown campus of Arizona State University, those who favor deportation of undocumented immigrants met with others who are working to find a pathway to citizenship for those alre

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