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PNS Daily Newscast - June 4, 2020 


Four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd now face criminal charges; faith leaders call for action against racial injustice.

2020Talks - June 4, 2020 


The 2020 Census, delayed because of the new coronavirus, is ramping back up to provide an accurate count so, among other things, states can redraw districts for 2021 and 2022. Plus, national figures across the country decry President Trump's response to protests.

Public News Service - CA: Civil Rights

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Health insurance companies are no longer allowed to discriminate based on gender. It's one of the new regulations often touted in the health reform law, and a closer look at what it means shows women will make big gains, according to Ellie Smeal, president of the Feminist Majori

LOS ANGELES - On Saturday, this year's annual May Day marches for immigration reform are likely to spark real "may day" calls for action and alarm. Arizona's new controversial crackdown on immigration enforcement has given new momentum to those participating in the hundreds of rallies planned across

DAVIS, Calif. - It seems there are fewer cracks in California's so-called "glass ceiling." An annual study on the progress of women in corporate leadership, conducted by the University of California, Davis, and the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives, found slightly fewer women in executive

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - Immigrants' rights groups in California and other states are holding events today to protest the expansion of a program they believe leads to racial profiling and encourages civil rights abuses. Known as the 287(g) program, it is part of the federal Immigration and Nationali

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

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

"Please Don't Shoot" - that's the message from activists gathering in downtown Oakland and in cities across the country to protest the shooting death of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) passenger. The rally at Oakland City Hall today is part of a national day of non-violent protests over the New Year

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