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PNS Daily Newscast - April 1, 2020 


Nine cruise ships stranded as ports won't take them. Trump warns of tough two-week stretch. And rent due in midst of COVID-19.

2020Talks - March 31, 2020 


During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

Public News Service - CT: Human Rights/Racial Justice

HARTFORD, Conn. – A bill to abolish the death penalty in Connecticut is heading for a vote in the Senate. The League of Women Voters of Connecticut is supporting the legislation after conducting a study of the issue. Ellen McBride, the League's specialist on this topic, says her group favors

HARTFORD, Conn. - Those promoting prison reform, including the ACLU of Connecticut, hope this year's budget crisis will enable passage of drug reform legislation, and decriminalizing marijuana is one of the proposals. The group's staff attorney, David McGuire, notes that putting nonviolent offenders

HARTFORD, Conn. - A large Connecticut foundation is spearheading the use of social media, including Facebook and Twitter, to do more than just let friends socialize. The Society for New Communications Research recently received a $200,000 grant from the Connecticut Health Foundation to use these 21s

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Organizers of immigrants' rights marches on Saturday (May 1) in New Haven and Hartford are calling Arizona's tough new immigration law "problematic" – although they hope the furor that surrounds it will bring more people to their events. Kurt Westby, a district leader for S

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