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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 


The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


2020Talks - August 7, 2020 


The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Public News Service - CA: Social Justice

The use of tools like facial recognition disproportionately target people of color, according to advocates for criminal justice reform. (denisismagilov/Adobe Stock)

LOS ANGELES - Technology is increasingly becoming a tool in the justice system, raising concerns that incarceration could expand beyond the walls of jails and prisons. Hamid Khan - coordinator with the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition - said the use of "house arrest," where people are outfitted with ank

The public has until Sept. 3 to weigh in on a proposal to loosen the rules on high-interest short-term loans. (Krosseel/Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Trump administration released a proposal this week that would make it easier for banks and payday lenders to charge sky high interest rates - despite California laws against predatory lending. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency wants to overturn the "true lender

A new report finds that fewer than half of kids on Medi-Cal get an annual check-up.(Semevent/Pixabay)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California spends $4 billion - $5 billion a year on health care for low-income kids, but some of the plans are falling down on the job, according to a new report out today. Researchers from the nonprofit Children Now say 40% of Medi-Cal health plans don't meet minimum standar

In two years, students will no longer need to submit their SAT or ACT scores when applying to the University of California system. (Charlie Nguyen/Flickr)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Advocates for fairness in higher education are praising the University of California system for dropping consideration of standardized achievement tests - the SAT and ACT - when making admissions decisions. And they're calling on the Cal State system to do the same. Late last

An online webinar today explains what California residents can do to get affordable health coverage during the pandemic if they don't have it. (Pixabay)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Millions of Californians are facing the coronavirus pandemic without health insurance, either because they've lost a job or weren't covered to begin with. So today, a nonprofit consumer health advocacy coalition is offering a webinar on how to get covered. Rachel Linn Gish, di

Some Asian-Americans are re-emphasizing their food and culture as a way to combat anti-Asian discrimination during the pandemic. (Beglib/Morguefile)

By J.S. Lee for YES! Media Broadcast version by Suzanne Potter for Public News Service Reporting for the YES! Media-California News Service Collaboration As a kid growing up in White America, learning to embrace my Asianness has often felt like rebellion. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it feels mor

Gov. Gavin Newsom met Friday with legislative leaders to work on the budget. (Clarissa Resultan/CA Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Children's groups are speaking out against billions of dollars in state budget cuts being proposed in California, saying programs that benefit children should be a priority. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, California has taken a budget nosedive going from a $5.6 bill

A new bill in the U.S. Senate would allocate $5 billion to help states make voting easier and more convenient. (Dodgerton Skillhause)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Voting rights groups are praising the 'VoteSafe Act of 2020,' introduced in Congress yesterday by California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris. The bill would set aside $5 billion to expand voting by mail and early voting ahead of the November presidential election. Matt Barreto,

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