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PNS Daily Newscast - January 22, 2020. 


Round Two as lawmakers battle over Senate rules to try Trump. And New Hampshire voters keep a close eye on Iowa.

2020Talks - January 22, 2020 


Four candidates are stuck in Washington at the Senate impeachment trial instead of on the campaign trail in Iowa, less than two weeks ahead of the first in the nation caucuses.

Public News Service - CA: Civic Engagement

As the November election approaches, voting rights advocates say it is vital that California's county election offices allow for technical inspections of their electronic voting equipment. State law (California Election Code 15004) permits what it calls "accredited observers" to review machines and

Los Angeles, CA - The big winner in last week's California primary may have been - the environment. Conservation groups say, for the most part, California voters elected candidates who have what they believe are the best environmental policies. They also defeated a proposition that could have create

The number or registered California voters now exceeds 16 million, but only a fraction are expected to vote in Tuesday's primary because it's the first California primary since World War II without a gubernatorial or presidential race, and most media and other attention has been focused on November'

Anaheim, CA - Next week, Californians will vote on the use of eminent domain, a government's power to take private property for public purposes. Two opposing ballot measures, Propositions 98 and 99, would restrict eminent domain in the state - but that's where the similarities end. Supporters of Pr

San Francisco, CA - Looking toward today's New Hampshire primary election, some West Coast members of the healthcare workers' union SEIU spent their holiday season on the East Coast. They were going door to door pushing for health care reform. Stephanie Switzer left her home in northern California

Sacramento, CA – With the California Primary less than three months away, voters are trying to understand where candidates stand on hot-button issues, including abortion and immigration. But if a presidential candidate is asked directly about such issues, it's not likely they will answer. That

In the game of keeping government secrets "secret," a new report finds the government is winning. The report examines the complex system used by state and local governments to keep information from public view, versus information attained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. It conclu

The state is breakin' the law. A new report from federal Election Assistance Commission shows California and most other states are not following the National Voter Registration Act, which has been in effect for 10 years. The report shows most states ignore the requirement that voter registration be

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