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PNS Daily Newscast - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Public News Service - ME: Civic Engagement

Former Vice President Joe Biden didn't even campaign in Maine, yet narrowly won the state in the Democratic presidential primary on Super Tuesday. (JoeBiden.com)

ORONO, Maine -- Maine was the closest race of the Democratic Party presidential primaries on Super Tuesday, with former Vice President Joe Biden narrowly beating Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont in a surprising victory. Until Monday, Sanders was heavily projected to win the state, which he won again

A map of which communities will be asked to answer the census online (in purple), and those that can fill it out online or via paper mail (in green). (U.S. Census Bureau)

AUGUSTA, Maine – The 2020 Census Committee in Maine met for the first time on Thursday to strategize how to reach Mainers in a new, online format – and in a state that's quite rural. While most folks in 'down-east' Maine will need to fill out the census forms online, much of the state

So far this year, 12 states have enacted some type of abortion ban. (Charles Edward Miller/Flickr)

AUGUSTA, Maine – A mid-year report on abortion access in the United States puts the state-level divide on abortion policy front and center. The Guttmacher Institute reports that legislatures across the South, Midwest and Plains states enacted 58 abortion restrictions, nearly half of which wo

It was just last November when political signs dotted every Maine roadway. They'll soon be back, as the 2020 campaign season heats up. (Kevin Bowe)

AUGUSTA, Maine — After 22 years in office, Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins is no longer representing the interests of Maine residents, says her newest challenger. In announcing her campaign to unseat Collins in 2020, Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon cited Collins' controversial vote to

Maine splits its four electoral votes: half go to the presidential candidate won the state overall, and the other half go to whoever won each congressional district. (mounsey/Pixabay)

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine is the latest state to consider a national popular-vote bill. It would commit Maine's Electoral College votes to the candidate who wins the national popular vote, rather than the one who wins the state. A public hearing will be held on Friday at the state Legislature's

Maine's North Woods, the largest undeveloped forest in the Eastern U.S., could be affected by proposed changes to a state zoning law. (ThomasRobertKelley/Wikimedia Commons)

BREWER, Maine — Proposed zoning law changes could dramatically impact rural areas of Maine, including the state's vast forestland. A public hearing on Jan. 8 in Brewer will explore whether to change the "adjacency principle," which limits where new zones for subdivisions or businesses can be l

As seen on this sample ballot, candidates’ names will appear in the left column and the rankings across the top. Simply fill in the ovals to correspond with your choices. (maine.gov)

AUGUSTA, Maine – Mainers will use ranked choice voting in Tuesday's primary, selecting candidates in their order of preference. If a first choice can't win, the vote instantly counts toward the voter's backup choice. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has been visiting libraries across the

Eight in 10 voters in a new survey support Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, opposed by Gov. Paul LePage.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A new poll shows Mainers are not in sync with Gov. Paul LePage when it comes to the environment. Most voters want to replace him with a candidate who supports land conservation and clean energy when they vote in the primary on June 12. Pete Didisheim, advocacy director with t

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