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PNS Daily News - December 16, 2019 


Sen. Chuck Schumer calls for four specific witnesses in Senate impeachment trial; giving Iowans with disabilities a voice in caucuses; and an expert says Seasonal Affective Disorder is a lot more than just the holiday blues.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - CT: Criminal Justice

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

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A Connecticut law professor has released a letter of concern about the treatment of Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, the accused whistleblower in the "WikiLeaks" case who has been imprisoned for 10 months at the Marine base at Quantico, Va. The letter has been signed so far by 300 acad

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in dealing with many problems, and that apparently holds true for youngsters who act out in school, or who are more withdrawn that most.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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