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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

HARTFORD, Conn. - Two weeks ago, the Connecticut House unanimously passed a bill to affirm and protect the voting rights of the six million United States citizens living abroad or stationed abroad with the military. In the final hours of this year's session, it still awaits action in the Senate. A

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Organizers of immigrants' rights marches on Saturday (May 1) in New Haven and Hartford are calling Arizona's tough new immigration law "problematic" – although they hope the furor that surrounds it will bring more people to their events. Kurt Westby, a district leader for S

HARTFORD, Conn. - It'll be colder than New Orleans, but Connecticut activists are planning a Mardi Gras parade of their own today. Instead of a "Fat Tuesday" parade, however, it is being called a "Fat Cat Tuesday" celebration. Activists from the labor movement, community organizations and faith grou

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Connecticut lawmakers are looking at fixing the Citizens' Election Program, and it's a fix being scrutinized with a new lens because of the recent Supreme Court decision that cleared the way for unlimited federal elections donations from businesses. The Citizens' Election Program

HARTFORD, Conn. - Ninety years and there's still work to be done. The League of Women Voters of Connecticut is marking nine decades with an exhibit opening at the State Capitol today (Thursday), featuring photos, memorabilia, and a timeline of women's involvement in government. League President Jar

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