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PNS Daily Newscast - June 1, 2020 


Protests over Floyd killing go global, as U.S. demonstrations focus on multiple recent victims of alleged lethal police misconduct.

2020Talks - June 1, 2020 


Protests continued over the weekend in police killing of George Floyd, with law enforcement in some cities using force against demonstrators. Former VP Joe Biden urged against violence.

Public News Service - MD: Community Issues and Volunteering

A pilot program to share solar power in Maryland will begin this spring, once final public comments are made to the Maryland Public Service Commission. (flickr.com)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A lot of hard work went into winning legislative approval for the Maryland Community Solar Pilot Project and now, its backers say the job is to get residents and businesses signed up. The idea is to allow businesses to put up solar panels, and community members can buy shares of

AARP leader Rawle Andrews Jr. has been honored for working to provide services for the half-million veterans who call Maryland home. (AARP)

BALTIMORE - Maryland has almost half a million veterans, and a large number of military personnel and national guardsmen, with many of them at or near retirement age. A man who has worked to make life easier for them has been honored by the National Association for Black Veterans. Rawle Andrews

More than 750,000 Marylanders don't have enough to eat and volunteers are helping to end that by participating in a food drive. (AAR.)

BALTIMORE – There are more than 750,000 people in Maryland who don't know where their next meal is coming from, and according to AARP many of them are older residents who have to decide between paying their electricity bill, buying prescription medications or purchasing food. Volunteers from

Mr. Trash Wheel has collected 380 tons of garbage from the Baltimore Harbor since 2014. (Waterfront Partnership)

BALTIMORE – An innovative way to clean the Baltimore Harbor is getting a lot of attention. It's called Mr. Trash Wheel, and it is powered by waves and sunlight. It was invented by Clearwater Mills, and now the company is getting interest and even some work orders from outside the U.S. Adam

As part of National Heart Month there's a push to get more people to learn Hands Only CPR. (Shad Bolling)

BALTIMORE - Valentine's Day focuses on the heart and cardiologists say it's a good time to think about taking care of that important organ. It's National Heart Month and cardiologist Dr. Lorrel Brown says if everyone would learn how to do Hands Only CPR a lot of lives would be saved. She says

The Freedom To Marry campaign is over now that same-sex marriage is legal, but the group's founder says it will continue fighting for equal treatment. (Derek Paulson)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Freedom to Marry campaign is over. That isn't a bad thing, according to the man who founded the movement. Evan Wolfson says he's worked for more than 30 years to allow any couple to commit to each other legally, regardless of their sexual persuasion. Now that the United States

108 wildlife species, a quarter of them birds, are considered rare, threatened or endangered in Maryland and have been added to the action plan. (Badger Rose)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Climate change, residential and commercial development, and pollution are listed as threats to wildlife in Maryland in a new 10-year action plan being released next month. For the first time, the report lists hydraulic fracturing as a threat to wildlife. State regulators are comin

Mary Bochanis first volunteered at Walter Reed Army Hospital in the 1940s. Credit: U.S. Army/wikimedia.org

BALTIMORE - A 90-year-old who still volunteers her time and teenaged twins who created a service to help elderly neighbors are being honored today by AARP Maryland. Mary Bochanis, who has been helping care for wounded soldiers since World War II, is this year's recipient of AARP's statewide award f

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