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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.


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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 - CT: Social Justice

In the wake of George Floyd's death, Connecticut has joined other states passing police reform. (Lisa Jacobs/Flickr)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The Connecticut Legislature has passed sweeping reforms of policing in the state. The special session bill touches many aspects of policing, including data collection for police misconduct, empowering civilian review boards with the ability to subpoena, and ending "stop and fris

Across the U.S. Black workers walked off the job for 8 minutes 46 seconds, the amount of time a police officer had his knee on George Floyd's neck before he died.(Pikist)

HARTFORD, Ct. -- Connecticut workers held multiple protests Monday demanding racial and economic justice, as part of a nationwide day of action called "Strike for Black Lives". Advocates joined together in Hartford and Darien to remember workers lost to the pandemic, honor lives lost to police bru

Connecticut's presidential primary is coming up on August 11, so anyone who wants to vote with an absentee ballot needs to send their application in soon. (Svanblar/iStockphoto)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut's presidential primary is now only one month away, and the state is sending out absentee ballot applications that must be returned ASAP. The filled-out applications can be turned in to your town clerk starting in one week - and then, the ballot will be mailed directly

The Supreme Court decision will guarantee LGBTQ protections in dozens of states where they do not currently exist. (Gay Arashdeep/Morguefile)

HARTFORD, Ct. -- LGBTQ+ groups rallied at City Hall in Hartford Monday night to celebrate a landmark victory for equality in the workplace at the Supreme Court. On Monday, the high court ruled anti-discrimination policies for workers laid out in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 do apply to LGBTQ+ people

Cash is in short supply for Connecticut families hard-hit during the lockdown, and the United Way says many were having financial difficulty long before this. (Cohdra/Morguefile)

HARTFORD, Conn. - About 450,000 people in Connecticut have lost their jobs and filed for unemployment since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold - and now the United Way is offering free financial coaching and small grants to help some stave off bankruptcy. TrustPlus is part of the ALICE Saves program,

Connecticut's voting rules are some of the most restrictive in the country. (svanblar/iStockphoto)

HARTFORD, Conn. - The COVID-19 crisis has brought the issue of absentee-voting rules back to the forefront - and now Gov. Ned Lamont is facing calls to make the process easier. Right now you have to have an excuse to vote by mail - be in the military, be ill or out of town. John Erlingheuser, advo

According to the Reflective Democracy Campaign's report,

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Many voters are supporting former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders - I-Vt. - because they think they are more "electable" against President Donald Trump - they are also white men. But according to a New Haven-based researcher, the electability of white male candida

Despite so-called ban-the-box legislation, people with a past criminal history still face job discrimination. (Pichsakul/Adobe Stock)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- A majority of Connecticut voters say people who have been convicted of a crime should have a fair chance to get their lives back on track, according to a recent poll. The poll, conducted for the American Civil Liberty Union's Campaign for Smart Justice, found that 70% of Democra

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