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PNS Daily Newscast - January 24, 2020 


The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continues; and KY lawmakers press ahead on requiring photo IDs for voters.

2020Talks - January 24, 2020 


Businessman Tom Steyer and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the two billionaires in the Democratic primary, have spent far more than the rest of the Democratic hopefuls combined. But Steyer also uses grassroots tactics. What do other candidates and voters think about the influence of money in elections?

Public News Service - MD: Human Rights/Racial Justice

Rising temperatures from climate change tend to affect a city's most vulnerable neighborhoods, according to a new report. (Maryland Dept. of Housing & Community Development)

BALTIMORE - This time of year, it's hard to think about summer heat waves, but a new report says Baltimore and other big cities should prepare for them. The study of more than 100 U.S. cities found a correlation between rising temperatures and poor neighborhoods. It pinpoints areas with a history

Maryland expects to reduce its backlog of 6,500 untested rape kits within five years. (Ellsworth Air Force Base)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Millions of dollars are set to help police departments in Maryland process thousands of rape kits that have sat untested in storage, and to help keep pace with new cases. The funding is part of a new state law that goes into effect Jan. 1, requiring police to submit most rap

Almost half of millennials in America canít name one of the many Nazi concentration camps, such as Auschwitz (above), in Europe during The Holocaust. (Wikimedia Commons).

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Just days before the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Maryland's Department of Education has announced that it will expand instruction in schools about The Holocaust. Howard Libit is the executive director of the Baltimore Jewish Counci

A son of sharecroppers, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., fought hard for his hometown of Baltimore, even while investigating President Donald Trump. (Flickr)

BALTIMORE – As the nation grieves the sudden passing of Maryland's Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings, activists in his Baltimore district remember him for his passionate support for local issues. In a city with high poverty and transportation troubles, Cummings had been a tireless advoc

People's Power Assembly members, shown here in a Baltimore rally in 2016, are part of a coalition organizing protests against President Donald Trump and the GOP in Baltimore this week. (Elvert Barnes Photography/Flckr)

BALTIMORE – Just six weeks after President Donald Trump attacked Baltimore on Twitter as a "rat- and rodent-infested mess," a group of activists plans to protest the president's appearance here Thursday. Trump will be speaking at the 2019 House Republican retreat dinner at a downtown hotel.

Marylandís new panel to examine the state's history of racially motivated lynchings will hold public hearings throughout the state over the next three years. (Adobe Stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland this week launched a commission to examine the state's history of racially motivated lynchings. It's the first state in the nation to officially acknowledge this form of racial violence. The Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission held an organizatio

Reform efforts for gerrymandering saw a setback from Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which allowed the practice to continue in Maryland and North Carolina. (iStockphoto)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Politicians in Maryland essentially got permission to draw voting districts to favor one party over others, as the U.S. Supreme Court decided on Thursday that federal courts shouldn't be deciding gerrymandering cases. In its 5-to-4 decision, the high court sent cases from Ma

The Right Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, Episcopal bishop of Maryland, says the subject of reparations for slavery deserves

BALTIMORE – A member of the Maryland faith community is to appear before Congress today. The Right Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, the Episcopal bishop of Maryland, will testify at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the issue of reparations for slavery in the United States. The topic of re

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