PNS Daily Newscast - June 4, 2020 

Four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd now face criminal charges; faith leaders call for action against racial injustice.

2020Talks - June 4, 2020 

The 2020 Census, delayed because of the new coronavirus, is ramping back up to provide an accurate count so, among other things, states can redraw districts for 2021 and 2022. Plus, national figures across the country decry President Trump's response to protests.

Public News Service - MA: Civil Rights

BOSTON - Advocates for people with intellectual challenges are supporting a measure currently making its way through the Massachusetts Legislature. The "Real Lives" bill is designed to improve the quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their family membe

MAYNARD, Mass. - A Massachusetts online employment company is the target of a petition drive organized to stop what supporters are calling discrimination against the unemployed. Organizers are hoping to get and similar job listing sites to stop allowing companies to advertise jobs that p

BOSTON - There are a myriad of products on store shelves across Massachusetts that aren't made in the U.S. So what happens when someone is injured by a product made overseas where manufacturing standards may not be anywhere near as stringent as those in this country? Some lawmakers in Washington say

Tonight won't be just any night in Boston: it will be an evening filled with honors for three Massachusetts community activists who have shown leadership and courage and have been champions for civil and human rights. The Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) will present awards to the three at t

Boston, MA – School is in session this weekend for some Massachusetts teachers. Members of the Massachusetts Teachers Association from around the Bay state will gather at the Crowne Plaza in Natick tonight to kick off a two-day series of workshops and lectures to discuss important issues facin

Boston, MA – Bay State military voters overseas can follow all state rules on voting, and chances are their ballots won't arrive in time to be counted. A new study, No Time to Vote, from the Pew Center on the States, finds Massachusetts sends blank ballots to overseas voters later than all but

Massachusetts journalists want protection for their sources, and now media industry leaders and state lawmakers are crafting a “shield.” Thirty-three states and Washington, D.C., have a law protecting journalists from being forced to reveal their sources, and a bill before the House co

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