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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


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Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - CO: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

DENVER - A bill making its rounds through the Legislature aims to extend federal civil rights protections to all Coloradans. The Job Protection and Civil Rights Enforcement Act would close a gap limiting legal recourse for some employees if they face discrimination on the job. Ellen Emmanuel knows

DENVER - Gov. Bill Ritter signed a $20 billion state budget bill on Thursday, calling it a tough but balanced budget that reflects tough times. Terry Scanlon, who analyzes fiscal policy for the Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute, agrees the bill (HB 10-1376) doesn't contain much good news. And, he say

DENVER - A Colorado court case has helped improve human rights standards for inmates around the country. The case of Amanda Hall v. Colorado Department of Corrections is one of three nominated for "Case of the Year" by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA). Attorney Mari Newman says Hall r

Denver, CO - When families face greater financial pressure, law enforcement and women's advocates often see an increase in cases of domestic violence. Denise Washington, executive director of the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, says there are no statistics that specifically link today'

San Francisco, CA - A Colorado police commander is one of two dozen nationwide selected to lead in a new approach to understanding and working against domestic violence. Commander Bill Leonard of Craig in northwestern Colorado is being trained in a new approach to acting against domestic violence, a

Greeley, CO - Recent high-profile immigration raids may be pushing more and more immigrants into the shadows, but Colorado police say they've been trying pull victims of domestic violence out of that darkness for years. Greeley Police Chief Jerry Garner says it was already hard to get immigrants who

Victim advocates play a critical role in Colorado communities by offering a hand to hold or shoulder to cry on after a crime has been committed. Donna Herod, who won a Colorado "Jefferson Award" for her work as a volunteer with the Delta Police Department says advocates are on-call around the clock

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