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PNS Daily Newscast - August 6, 2020 


Facebook removes a Trump post because of "deceptive" COVID19 claims; small businesses seek more pandemic relief.


2020Talks - August 6, 2020 


Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

Public News Service - CT: Civic Engagement

Photo: A local commuter advocate says Metro North riders who have been experiencing extra long commutes since recent derailments

HARTFORD, Conn. - The year 2013 saw fatal derailments, track deaths and collisions on the Metro-North Railroad, and a local commuter advocate believes that the wish of most riders for next year is pretty basic. Metro-North riders don't like being left without information, according to the advocate,

HARTFORD, Conn. - In the aftermath of the deaths of 27 pupils and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School almost a year ago, state lawmakers have been working on measures to prevent future violence. Stonington Representative Diana Urban co-sponsored a children's mental health bill that she said sho

Photo: In the year since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School the state has passed historic legislation reforming gun laws. Photo credit: courtesy wikimedia commons

HARTFORD, Conn. - Much has changed since the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School almost a year ago, starting with historic reforms to Connecticut's gun laws. Last week's release of the 911 emergency calls brought back the horror of the shootings. This week, as the anniversary approach

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

Photo of voter registration drive at Wilton High School. The League of Women voters is using the 93rd birthday of the 19th Amendment to highlight voter outreach. Photo Credit: Young-Kleinfeld

HARTFORD, Conn. - The 19th Amendment, which gave women the vote, turns 93 today, and Connecticut voting rights advocates say this a good day to take note of some voting-related changes in laws and regulations. Carole Young-Kleinfeld with the League of Women Voters of Connecticut noted that state law

HARTFORD, Conn. - Governor Dannel Malloy is being urged to veto a campaign finance measure passed this session that local advocates warn would open the door to more special interest and political "dark money." According to League of Women Voters of Connecticut President Cheryl Dunson, her organiza

HARTFORD, Conn. - It's billed as the largest gathering of people working to end homelessness in the state, and it gets underway today at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. According to Fran Martin, interim executive director of the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, one big fac

Governor Malloy joins President Barack Obama at the University of Hartford, where the President will continue asking the American people to join him in calling on Congress to pass common-sense measures to reduce gun violence. Courtesy of the Governors office.

HARTFORD, Conn. - It was only days ago that Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed tough new gun-control measures into law, and today President Obama will be in Hartford to push for stricter measures nationwide. According to League of Women Voters gun-law specialist Sue McCalley, firearms-buyer

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