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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 - MD: Immigrant

Latinos have the highest rate of COVID-19 infection of any race or ethnic group in Maryland, according to the Maryland Department of Health. (Wikimedia Commons)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The coronavirus pandemic is hitting the Latino community particularly hard across the nation, and in Maryland, Latino residents in Prince George's County now may get some help. A coalition is raising funds to provide emergency assistance for the Langley Park community there, whic

Howard County Coalition for Immigrant Justice is calling on Maryland officials to stop what they see as excessive practices by ICE. (Casa de Maryland)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Outrage over Immigration and Customs Enforcement practices in Maryland has spurred immigrant rights groups to host a rally this coming Sunday in Howard County calling for state officials to cut ties with the federal agency. The protest will feature immigrants' personal stories ab

The primary species of Christmas trees grown in Maryland are Scotch Pine, White Pine, Blue Spruce and three fir species: Douglas, Fraser and Canaan. (LloydTheVoid/Pixabay)

ELKTON, Md. – Christmas trees will be available this holiday season, although growers say they've had a tougher time getting Balsam, Frasier and other fir-tree varieties out for purchase – and one reason is the U.S. immigration crackdown. President Donald Trump's effort to restrict leg

Maryland is home to the fourth-largest community of Salvadorans with Temporary Protected Status in the nation, some 20,000 people according to the New York-based Center for Migration Studies. (Pixabay)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- As the Trump administration moves forward with plans to end the protected status of thousands of immigrants who fled conflicts and disasters in their home countries, local governments are passing their own resolutions calling for the temporary protections to stay. The Department

Nine of 10 Hispanic adults in Prince George's County don't have health insurance. (La Clinica del Pueblo)

HYATTSVILLE, Md. - Maryland's Hispanic community has grown to about 10 percent of the total population, and many don't have health insurance. A collaborative effort is under way in Maryland to provide health care to those who can't afford it. The focus is on Prince George's County, which has the

The lack of contraception in refugee settlements threatens the health of pregnant women and girls and the well-being of their families. (Karam Foundation)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - More than 5 million Syrians have fled war and poverty in their country. More than half of them are women and girls, many of whom are of child-bearing age and don't have access to contraceptives. According to the Women's Refugee Commission, one in five women and girls will be pregna

Research links children’s health to school success. (alexramos10/pixabay.com)

BALTIMORE, Md. - Hispanic children in Maryland are more than twice as likely as other kids to have no health insurance, says a new national report. The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families says in 2014, more than 15,000 Hispanic kids in the state were uninsured. According to Ann

More than 65,000 English-language learners are enrolled in Maryland public schools. (AFS USA/flickr.com)

BALTIMORE - A state task force is extending its study of ways to improve public education for immigrant children in Maryland. The number of English-language learners in the state's public schools has doubled to more than 65,000 in the past 10 years. Sean Johnson, legislative director for the Maryla

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