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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

Race relations in America may have taken a big step forward with the historic election of Barack Obama as president, but racial challenges still remain. A national conference called Facing Race will focus on that challenge, while building upon the progress symbolized by the election of the country'

Too many voters and not enough ballots. That may summarize the Election Day experience for Californians, who went to the polls in record numbers on Tuesday to discover that some precincts were not prepared for the crowds. Attorney Elisabeth Neubauer, with the Election Protection Coalition, says in

California voters will decide today on Proposition 8, which would define marriage in the state and likely have a major impact on same-sex marriage across the nation. The race is the most expensive and many say the most controversial on the ballot. Yvette Martinez, political director for the "No on

California has set a record, with 17.3 million people registered to vote in Tuesday's election. With so many people heading to the polls, election watchdog groups want to make sure voters know their rights. For instance, if a polling place runs out of ballots, it may take up to two hours for new ba

Riverside County, CA - With less than a month to go before the presidential election, a California county is launching a probe into the office of its registrar of voters. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors authorized the audit after an election watchdog group claimed election workers had fail

California - Few Californians are supporting a ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriage. A new Field Poll has found Proposition 8 trailing among likely voters, with just 38 percent supporting the initiative. Susan Russell, a priest at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Los Angeles, says pe

San Francisco, CA - Californians today are remembering the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the struggles that still go on--not only on the Gulf Coast, but in their own state as well. Groups fighting for racial justice are holding rallies and marches to memorialize the Katrina victims. The

San Francisco, CA - The path to becoming a U.S. citizen is growing longer and longer, leaving many of California's legal immigrants stuck in the process. It's a part of the immigration crisis that's often overlooked, according to a new report that finds the backlog can hurt families and careers and

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