PNS Daily Newscast - May 25, 2018 

President Trump scraps planned talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Also on our Friday rundown: California lawmakers support and emergency hotline for foster kids; and boating is a booming business in states like Minnesota.

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Sending less paper and more e-mail could save California counties loads of money come election time. A new study on California elections finds that money could be saved if counties made better use of technology and reduced printing and mailing paper voter guides and sample ballots. Doug Chapin, Pew

While oil companies spent big and came up short trying to pass Prop 23 in the Golden State, even more money from big oil and big coal went into congressional races around the country. Now, the week after the elections, with more lawmakers with close ties to those industries preparing to head to Wash

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Civic-minded Californians now have a chance to help "draw the lines" of the state's political landscape. The Voters FIRST Act takes the power from the lawmakers and gives it to citizens. The Citizens Redistricting Commission will decide the state's legislative and Board of Equal

The National Park Service is threatening to block funding and take over several of California's most prominent state parks if state legislators close them to help balance the budget. They include Angel Island and Mt. Diablo near San Francisco; Point Sur in Big Sur; and beaches at Fort Ord Dunes near

Voter turnout could be better in California - a lot better - but more than 7 million residents of the state who are eligible to vote are not even registered. One hundred percent voter registration is the goal of two bills, both moving through the State Legislature. One of them (AB 106) would make r

Even during economic bad times, California voters aren’t willing to sacrifice the environment. That’s according to a statewide survey that found two-thirds of voters think a strong economy and a clean environment can go hand-in-hand. Nearly half of those polled also think the state’

A California Secretary of State investigation into electronic voting machines has uncovered a software problem much bigger than first thought. The e-voting systems used in California have the potential to drop votes without leaving an audit trail, the investigation found. At a recent hearing, an exe

A report from the Pew Center on the States today is shining new light on lingering concerns over the voting process for U.S. military personnel serving overseas. California is one of only six states in the report that provides servicemen and women adequate time to vote in stateside elections, but on

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