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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 


The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


2020Talks - August 7, 2020 


The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Public News Service - CO: Criminal Justice

Census numbers are used to allocate political representation and to determine how many federal tax dollars are sent back to states for education and health programs, transportation, infrastructure and more. (U.S. Census Bureau)

DENVER -- Imposter scams continue to target older Americans, and with the upcoming 2020 Census, many Colorado residents could be receiving phony census contacts fishing for personal information that can result in fraud or identity theft. Natriece Bryant, deputy executive director of the Colorado D

In 2016, census numbers were tapped to calculate and deliver more than $13 billion for Colorado programs, roughly $2,300 per resident. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- The U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration's efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, but immigrant rights advocates say the controversy has created a chilling effect that could lead to an undercount. Ananiya Asrat, a volunteer with the Colorado People's All

The Homes for All Act, recently introduced in the U.S. House, aims to expand public housing stock in the United States and would guarantee housing as a human right. (Galatas)

DENVER -- This week's U.S. Supreme Court decision not to hear a major homeless case puts a spotlight on Denver's controversial camping ban. The high court's decision upholds a federal appeals court ruling that a similar law in Bois, Idaho, violated the Constitution's Eighth Amendment ban on cruel

Activists protesting outside ICE offices in Centennial say longtime Colorado resident families are being separated under the Trump administration's zero-tolerance immigration policies. (Wikimedia Commons)

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Coloradans are joining protesters in California, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Texas against actions taken by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. Nearly a dozen tents have been set up outside ICE's Denver field office in Centennial, and de

To avoid identity theft, Coloradans are encouraged to shred documents with important personal information, and check monthly statements and credit reports for signs of theft. (Pexels)

DENVER – The Federal Trade Commission and the Colorado Attorney General's office hold a media briefing today at the Corky Gonzales Library in Denver to outline ways that consumers can protect themselves from fraud. Last year, scam artists took more than $10 million from Colorado residents, a

The presence of a firearm in the home of someone with a history of domestic violence increases the risk of the survivor being killed by as much as 500 percent. (Pixabay)

DENVER – There is a strong link between mass shootings and domestic violence, according to new analysis by Everytown for Gun Safety. The study found the majority of incidents "involve domestic or family violence." Lydia Waligorski, public policy director for the Colorado Coalition Against D

A single adult has to earn almost double the minimum wage, $41,200 a year, to cover basic costs including housing in Denver. (Pixabay)

DENVER – The Colorado House Local Government Committee on Wednesday is set to decide the fate of the "Right to Rest Act." House Bill 1067 would roll back local laws that make it illegal to sit or sleep in public spaces. Terese Howard, an organizer with the group Denver Homeless Out Loud, s

More than half of Coloradans surveyed in a consumer protection report have experienced fraudulent charges on their credit or debit cards. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Consumer fraud can affect Coloradans of all ages and backgrounds, according to a new report by the AARP Foundation. The group asked Centennial State residents ages 50 and above about their experiences with a variety of scams, and found a clear majority had been targeted. Mark Fett

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