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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - FL: Women's

The Florida Attorney General and Department of Children and Families announced lawsuits against the Florida Coalition of Domestic Violence on Wednesday, in hopes of preserving evidence and recovering allegedly misused funds. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida's investigation into a domestic-violence nonprofit and its alleged misappropriation of millions in state funds ramped up this week with a lawsuit against the group's executive leadership. It says Tiffany Carr, who led the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, wa

Demonstrators in Tallahassee Wednesday rallied to celebrate the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and speak out against legislation that would restrict teens' access to abortion. (Progress Florida)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida legislation restricting access to abortion services for pregnant teens moved closer to a floor vote on the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade on Wednesday. About two hours before abortion rights advocates gathered in the State Capitol to celebrate the Supreme Court's land

The first Women's March in 2017 drew hundreds of thousands of people to rallies in cities across the country on the day after President Donald Trump was inaugurated. (Trimmel Gomes)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Roughly 100 people with colorful signs rallied on the steps of Florida's historic Capitol on Saturday to celebrate the anniversary of the first Women's March on D.C. The march debuted in January 2017 across the nation, the day after President Donald Trump's inauguration. On it

How far have women come in the quest for equality? Calls for an Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution were first made by the National Women's Party in 1923. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The gender pay gap in Florida shows women earn 85 cents for every dollar a man makes, and today, several women's groups are joining forces to help change Florida law – and even the U.S. Constitution. Florida was a battleground state in attempts to ratify the Constitu

Leading medical groups, including the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, all oppose parental-consent laws. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Youth advocates are planning to hold a press conference and rally in Florida's capitol today to speak out against a parental-consent abortion bill that's on fast-track through the Republican-controlled Legislature. Currently Florida law requires parental notification if a

Florida is in the crosshairs of climate change, putting real estate and people at risk from storm surges aggravated by sea-level rise. (Adobe Stock)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A pilot project called "Fighter League" is arming women of color with the tools they need to fight climate change. Two national groups, the Movement Strategy Center and the Solutions Project, founded by celebrities such as Mark Ruffalo, are making a concerted effort to fu

Access to sufficient feminine hygiene products isnít always guaranteed to women in Florida jails and prisons, but newly passed legislation could soon change that. (PatriciaMoraleda/Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Incarcerated women could soon be guaranteed access to basic hygiene products, like pads and tampons, under a bill awaiting Gov. Ron DeSantis's signature. Growing complaints about the treatment of women behind bars has caught state lawmakers' attention and prompted passage

A Florida bill sponsored by state Rep. Erin Grall, R-Vero Beach, would require that a minor get written, notarized permission from a parent or legal guardian to obtain an abortion. (Gulcinglr/Pixabay)<br />

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In the final week of Florida's legislative session, it appears a bill has stalled that would have required minors to get parental consent before having an abortion. Florida law currently requires parents to be notified if their daughter is planning to have an abortion, b

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