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PNS Daily Newscast - February 28 2020 


Coronavirus updates from coast to coast; and safety-net programs face deep cuts by Trump administration.

2020Talks - February 28, 2020 


Tomorrow are the South Carolina primaries, and former VP Joe Biden leads in the poll, followed by winner of the first three contests, Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Tom Steyer. Some Republican South Carolinians may vote for Sanders because they want closed primaries.

Public News Service - CA: Civic Engagement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Talk of "socialized medicine," of "rationing" of health care, and of "death panels" - all scare tactics, according to AARP California. The organization's state president, Jeannine English, says those are some of the "myths" about health care reform legislation now pending in Con

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

Today is "D-Day" for same-sex marriage in California, when the California Supreme Court announces its decision on the legality of Proposition 8, the state's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Regardless of the outcome, says Molly McKay of the group Marriage Equality USA, supporters of g

California's Asian-American voters say "yes" to the environment. While a little more than half of voters statewide consider themselves environmentalists, a whopping 83 percent of Asian-American voters fall into that category. A new first-of-its-kind survey by the California League of Conservation

The future of electronic voting in one California county may be decided by the voters themselves. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors is considering placing an advisory measure on the June ballot asking voters if they prefer e-voting. The motion was approved even after an elections watchdog

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

The television industry's nationwide switch to digital broadcasting was supposed to begin today -- but its four-month delay is giving hundreds of thousands of Californians extra time to prepare. According to ACNielsen data, California ranks at the top of states affected by the digital television (D

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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