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PNS Daily Newscast - August 4, 2020 


Despite Trump threat, NV Gov. Sisolak signs expanded vote-by-mail into law; Trump wants Treasury to get percentage of any TikTok deal.


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Trump threatens Nevada with litigation for passing a bill to send ballots to all registered voters. Plus, primaries today in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington.

Public News Service - CT: Civil Rights

In the wake of George Floyd's death, Connecticut has joined other states passing police reform. (Lisa Jacobs/Flickr)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The Connecticut Legislature has passed sweeping reforms of policing in the state. The special session bill touches many aspects of policing, including data collection for police misconduct, empowering civilian review boards with the ability to subpoena, and ending "stop and fris

Across the U.S. Black workers walked off the job for 8 minutes 46 seconds, the amount of time a police officer had his knee on George Floyd's neck before he died.(Pikist)

HARTFORD, Ct. -- Connecticut workers held multiple protests Monday demanding racial and economic justice, as part of a nationwide day of action called "Strike for Black Lives". Advocates joined together in Hartford and Darien to remember workers lost to the pandemic, honor lives lost to police bru

The Supreme Court decision will guarantee LGBTQ protections in dozens of states where they do not currently exist. (Gay Arashdeep/Morguefile)

HARTFORD, Ct. -- LGBTQ+ groups rallied at City Hall in Hartford Monday night to celebrate a landmark victory for equality in the workplace at the Supreme Court. On Monday, the high court ruled anti-discrimination policies for workers laid out in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 do apply to LGBTQ+ people

Secretary of State Denise Merrill announced she will send absentee-ballot applications to all registered voters. (Flickr_1)

WEST HARTFORD, Ct. -- A movement is growing to press the Legislature to make vote-by-mail easier in November in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Last night, the West Hartford Special Advisory Committee on Social and Community Recovery voted to ask the full council to support a resolution calling on s

Despite so-called ban-the-box legislation, people with a past criminal history still face job discrimination. (Pichsakul/Adobe Stock)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- A majority of Connecticut voters say people who have been convicted of a crime should have a fair chance to get their lives back on track, according to a recent poll. The poll, conducted for the American Civil Liberty Union's Campaign for Smart Justice, found that 70% of Democra

Critics say ICE courthouse arrests make immigrants who either are witnesses or victims of crime reluctant to appear in court. (K. Gardner, U.S. ICE)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Immigrants' rights advocates are praising Connecticut Attorney General William Tong's efforts to stop courthouse immigration arrests in the state. This week, Tong joined a group of 14 state attorneys general filing amicus briefs supporting a Washington state lawsuit against Immig

Immigration advocates fear the new rule will lead to massive ICE raids in communities across the country. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Immigrants' rights advocates say a new rule expanding fast-track deportations is unconstitutional, and they've filed suit in a federal court to try to stop it. The new rule went into effect July 23. Before then, undocumented immigrants apprehended within 100 miles of the bo

Student athlete Terry Miller says,

HARTFORD, Conn. – A conservative religious law firm has filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Education on behalf of three Connecticut girls who maintain that allowing transgender girls to play school sports on girls' teams is a violation of Title IX. The complaint singl

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