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PNS Daily Newscast - June 14, 2019 


Hundreds of companies urge Trump to resolve tariff dispute with China. Also on our Friday rundown: California moves closer to universal health coverage. Plus, new Gulf restoration projects – a decade after the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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Public News Service - CT: Criminal Justice

HARTFORD, Conn. - Those promoting prison reform, including the ACLU of Connecticut, hope this year's budget crisis will enable passage of drug reform legislation, and decriminalizing marijuana is one of the proposals. The group's staff attorney, David McGuire, notes that putting nonviolent offenders

HARTFORD, Conn. - Often troubled teens and young adults end up in jail, but a one-of-a-kind advocacy group in Connecticut says providing help that is targeted to kids' specific problems is often a better solution. The statewide Center for Children's Advocacy says jail is often not the answer, and th

WATERBURY, Conn. - Early intervention is the key to success in dealing with many problems, and that apparently holds true for youngsters who act out in school, or who are more withdrawn that most. Lori Hart directs the Waterbury Prevention Policy Board, and heads the "Bridge to Success" program in

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. - Compared to most states, Connecticut has seen a greater reduction in the past year in the percentage of people in prison. It ranks sixth in a new report from the Pew Center on the States, which shows that the nation's overall prison population has declined for the first time since

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