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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 


A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.


2020Talks - September 18, 2020 


Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

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State workers rally at the Connecticut State Capitol on Tuesday, asking lawmakers not to cut their pension and health-care benefits. (Adavyd/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Faced with layoffs and cuts, public safety workers are telling Connecticut legislators to find other ways to balance the state budget. "Respect Those Who Protect" is the message members of the Connecticut Public Safety Employees Coalition hope lawmakers will hear at today's rall

Domestic-violence shelter usage in Connecticut has doubled since 2008. (CMY Kane/flickr.com)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut's domestic-violence shelters are consistently full, according to a report released Tuesday. Karen Jarmoc, CEO of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, says since 2008, the number of women and children seeking shelter from domestic violence has doubled. O

Advocates will rally for immigrantsí rights at noon on Wednesday in New Haven. (ULANewHaven.org)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Advocates for immigrants in Connecticut will be using street theater to teach Central American refugees their rights if immigration agents come to their doors. The Wednesday event in New Haven is in response to nationwide raids begun over the weekend. The raids target families wh

Preventive care saves lives by detecting chronic diseases early. Credit: Bill Branson/Wikimedia Commons.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Almost half of Connecticut residents surveyed are not using the free preventive health care available under the Affordable Care Act. The survey, conducted by the Connecticut Health I Team, found that almost 90 percent of those responding have a primary care physician –

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Thousands of lower-income Connecticut residents have signed up for free family planning services under the Medicaid expansion made possible by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Jenny Carrillo, senior vice president of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, says her organ

HARTFORD, Conn. - This month's municipal elections in Connecticut marked the first time voters there could register on election day, and local advocates and election officials say the process worked well. Secretary of State Denise Merrill was expecting it would mostly be younger residents showing up

ILLUSTRATION: Human trafficking, said to be the third most profitable criminal industry globally at an estimated $32 billion per year, is a problem in Connecticut, say experts and officials meeting on Sat. to share information and solutions. Courtesy LWVCT.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Many people wouldn't think of Connecticut as a place plagued by human trafficking for sexual exploitation or slave-like labor. But the major north-south artery I-95 runs through the state, leaving it far from isolated. According to Tammy Sneed of the state's Department of Childr

HARTFORD, Conn. - We are halfway through Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and new data shows that such violence is a major factor driving up the homeless population in Connecticut. According to Karen Jarmoc, executive director of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, DV agencies d

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