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PNS Daily Newscast - May 29, 2020 


More than a dozen Internal Affairs complaints against the Minneapolis Police officer involved in the death of George Floyd; we report on what's behind the current tensions.

2020Talks - May 29, 2020 


Republican Voters Against Trump just launched and plans to spend $10 million on the 2020 campaign. And President Trump signed an executive order making social media companies liable for content their users post.

Public News Service - CA: Civic Engagement

The Skaggs family of Rancho Cucamonga had to get by without paid family leave when their daughter and newborn son became gravely ill. (Rob Skaggs)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A group of "dadvocates" from California and around the country will converge on Washington, D.C., today, meeting with lawmakers to press for federal paid family leave. As things stand, when a child is born or a family member is sick, in most states companies do not have

Public banks in Germany have been credited with fueling that nation's green economy.(RLTheis/Twenty20)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California may have a new type of bank by next year – the result of a bill signed yesterday by Gov. Gavin Newsom that sets up rules for the creation of public banks. The new financial institutions would be owned by and would primarily serve public agencies –

A new court ruling increases the likelihood that the 2020 presidential election could hinge on a single vote in the Electoral College. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)

Sacramento, CA - A new court ruling says states cannot penalize a delegate to the Electoral College for voting against the popular vote from that state. Comments from John Koza, chair of National Popular Vote. It just got a bit more likely - that the next election will be decided by a single vote i

Hayfork Creek is part of the area that would be protected under a public-lands bill being heard in Congress on Wednesday. (Paul Higley)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Leaders from California's conservation and outdoor-recreation communities will testify in Washington, D.C., Wednesday in favor of a trio of public-lands bills that would protect more than a million acres in the Golden State. The Central Coast Heritage Protection Act woul

President Donald Trump is calling for a delay of the 2020 U.S. Census after the Supreme Court rejected his administration's call to include a question about citizenship. (U.S. Census Bureau)

LOS ANGELES – Civil-rights groups are praising a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that will probably keep a question about citizenship off the 2020 Census. The high court rejected the Trump administration's explanation that asking people about their citizenship status is necessary to enforce the Vo

The Trump administration contends that fracking is a valuable use for public lands, while environmental groups press for more renewable energy. (Jens Lambert Photography)

FRESNO, Calif. — Time is running out for people to offer their two cents about the Trump administration's plan to allow more fracking on 1 million acres of federal land in central and southern California. The public comment period on the Bureau of Land Management's Environmental Assessment end

Offshore-drilling lease sales for California could start next year, first off of Southern California, then off the central and northern coast. (BOEM)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Just in time for Earth Day today, the environmental group Oceana is calling for a halt to the Trump administration's moves to radically expand offshore oil and gas drilling and roll back safety measures. Their new report, "Dirty Drilling," found the risk of another ca

The National Week of Conversation encourages people to keep an open mind toward those on the other side of the political divide. (Kite/Morguefile)

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – This is the second National Week of Conversation, and its organizers hope it becomes an annual event that fosters reconciliation and a stronger sense of common purpose among Americans. Discussion events begin today throughout the country – some in person, and oth

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