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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make their first public appearance as running mates. President Trump calls Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - CT: Civic Engagement

HARTFORD, Conn. - Expanded background checks on firearms buyers and putting limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines are two of more than a dozen ways Connecticut lawmakers are proposing to update state gun laws in response to the Newtown tragedy. National Rifle Association leaders oppose back

PHOTO: Compromise efforts are underway to avoid the “fiscal cliff,

HARTFORD, Conn. - Compromise efforts are under way to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” but local advocates for seniors are concerned that cost-of-living increases for 470,000 Social Security recipients in Connecticut seem to be on the table. One in four older Connecticut residents relies on So

PHOTO: Big questions marks on power at polling places, especially for shoreline towns, as voters head to the polls for Election Day.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Patience and perseverance are the bywords, according to local voting advocates, as Connecticut voters head to the polls today, post-Sandy. Some polling places will be moved and others consolidated because of hurricane-related problems. In particular, there are still big question m

PHOTO: Food Day is a national day to learn, eat and advocate for a healthy, more affordable and sustainable food system.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Today is Food Day, a national day to learn, eat and advocate for a healthy, more affordable and sustainable food system – and as a way to grow more greenbacks for Connecticut. Every state is looking at new ways to increase its economic standing, says Cheryl Dunson, pr

GRAPHIC: The content of political ads needs to be double-checked with reliable sources, like the website 'factcheck.org.'

HARTFORD, Conn. - The presidential candidates finally meet tonight in their first nationally broadcast debate, and one local group is hard at work making sure that as many as 1 million Connecticut residents won't stay on the sidelines on Election Day. Pat Donovan, vice president for voter services

HARTFORD, Conn. - Time is running short until Election Day, and with just 57 days left to go, local voter advocates say there is some confusion in the Nutmeg State over voter identification rules. Pat Donovan, director of voter services with the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, says the contro

PHOTO: Earned a Say logo

STRATFORD, Conn. - Now that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has named Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as his running mate, some say it puts even greater focus on the debate over the future of Medicare and Social Security. Connecticut voters today get a chance to share their ideas an

PHOTO: The minimum wage has been raised three times in 30 years, while executive pay by large firms increased by 23 percent last year (according to Equilar).

HARTFORD, Conn. – Few states have the same kind of deep pockets of both rich and poor as Connecticut - and that disparity is one reason today's action to increase the minimum wage is likely to get major attention. Kurt Westby, Connecticut state director of the 32BJ Service Employees Internati

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