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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. - Every 10 years, after the Census, Connecticut is required to redraw both Congressional and state legislative districts. Hearings are being held, starting tonight in Waterbury, to allow the public to weigh in on the process. Patricia Donovan, reapportionment specialist with the Le

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut would likely see more visits from presidential candidates if a bill heading to the state House floor makes it into law. Many Americans view the Electoral College as undemocratic, since its winner-take-all approach does not always represent actual votes cast by citizens

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

OLD GREENWICH, Conn. - The League of Women Voters of Connecticut began 90 years ago, and one of the organization’s top priorities through the decades has been civil and non-partisan political discourse - including today, when many in political life are calling for toning down the rhetoric. L

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Because of voting irregularities in Bridgeport in the recent election, a citizen's group is recounting the 23,000 ballots cast there for governor. State law requires a mandatory audit of randomly-selected towns after every election. Bridgeport was not selected this time, so becau

HARTFORD, Conn. - In 2008, 21,000 new Latino voters in Connecticut helped propel their candidates into state and national office. But the dreaded "enthusiasm gap" this year puts those gains in jeopardy. Kurt Westby, state director of SEIU-32BJ - representing 4,500 janitorial, food service, and oth

WILTON, Conn. - Middle and high school students are notorious for staying up late and struggling to get up in the morning, then snoozing half the day on weekends to catch up on their sleep. As these teens head back to school across Connecticut, some towns are rethinking their school schedules as a r

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut House Speaker Chris Donovan is being honored as "Legislator of the Year" by the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance. The group's executive director, Ann Pratt, calls Donovan instrumental in protecting funding for a wide range of programs that benefit children and famil

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