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PNS Daily Newscast - May 27, 2020 


Four Minneapolis police officers fired following the death of a black man; and a federal lawsuit claims New Yorkers with disabilities excluded from expanded absentee ballot plan.

2020Talks - May 27, 2020 


Republican governors in Georgia and Florida offer their states as alternatives to North Carolina, after President Trump expresses impatience about talks of a more limited Republican National Convention because of the pandemic.

Public News Service - MA: Community Issues and Volunteering

Boston, MA - More American kids are dying from gun violence. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show child and teen gun deaths went up in 2005 for the first time since 1994. Of the more than 3,000 deaths, 27 were here in Massachusetts. John Rosenthal is the founder of St

Sturbridge, Mass. -- It's not your grandpappy's library. Today, shelves once bulging with books or magazines also offer video games. It's a way to get young people into their building, librarians say, and that's the first step toward turning them on to reading. Librarians Cheryl Zelazo and Patricia

Bridgewater, MA - Employees and patrons of state libraries in Massachusetts are crossing their fingers, hoping for a much happier new year. Many of them are in danger of shutting down completely in 2008, as a result of budget wrangling. For instance, Bridgewater's public library now struggles to s

Boston, MA – With hunger on the rise in the state, food banks are keeping their fingers crossed, hoping for a big jump in holiday donations. The latest census figures show 450,000 people in the Bay State lack adequate food, and proportionately, children have the highest need. Catherine D'Ama

Boston, MA – The Middlesex Fells may be in need of an environmental movement reminiscent of the 1800s. Concerned citizens banded together to protect the land from development back then, and a new report says the Fells is facing similar threats today. The Sierra Club has published a report high

North Adams, MA – Managers of the only green-certified library in Massachusetts are hoping to start a trend. North Adams Public Library began to incorporate energy efficiency programs in 2005, by installing solar panels and geothermal wells, preserving existing light fixtures and furniture, an

Boston, MA - Families of loved ones killed in Massachusetts will gather near Government Center in Boston today for the third annual ceremony of the Garden of Peace. The names of victims are engraved in stones, and 52 will be added this year, bringing the total to 565. Evelyn Tobin, who chairs the bo

With the rise of technology, many predicted that libraries were on their way to extinction. But there was an unexpected plot twist to the library story in Massachusetts, and it turns out they're serving the community more than ever. Over the past ten years, total statewide circulation rose 25 perc

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