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PNS Daily Newscast - February 27, 2020 


Trump puts Pence in charge of coronavirus response; and lingering concerns about U.S. Census participation.

2020Talks - February 27, 2020 


House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn endorsed former VP Joe Biden, ahead of South Carolina's primaries. Super Tuesday states, including North Carolina, are also voting soon, but campaigning there is different.

Public News Service - ME: Criminal Justice

The Long Creek Development Center is among 80 old and large prisons that a new national campaign called Youth First says needs to be closed. (Google Earth)

PORTLAND, Maine - The time has come to close the Long Creek Youth Development Center, according to a new national campaign called Youth First. The campaign identified 80 old and large prisons it says not only are expensive to run but poor choices for handling youth. Long Creek was built in 1853 and

Backers of a proposal to legalize recreational use of marijuana in Maine say they have 60,000 more than the required signatures and look forward to being on the November ballot when lots of young Mainers should be headed to the polls. (RegulateMaine.org)

AUGUSTA, Maine – The nation will be watching New England on Tuesday to see how the presidential candidates fare in the New Hampshire primary, and backers of a Maine ballot proposal hope to ride a wave of young voter turnout in November. David Boyer, manager of the Campaign to Regulate Mariju

PHOTO: Educate Maine, a group of business leaders, has issued its annual report of 10 indicators it believes best measure Maine’s educational performance -- and 10 goals for 5 years from now. Photo courtesy of Educate Maine.

PORTLAND, Maine – Maine has a new report card evaluating its education system, issued by a group of the state's business leaders. The annual Education Indicators report, released by Educate Maine, shows 10 areas along the pipeline from preschool through post-secondary that the group says mak

PHOTO: Maine could follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington in legalizing recreational marijuana use by 2016, according to advocates who have gotten pro-pot initiatives on the ballot in Lewiston and South Portland next month. Photo credit: Mark Scheerer.

PORTLAND, Maine – Maine could follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington and legalize recreational marijuana use by 2016, according to advocates who have gotten pro-pot initiatives on the ballot in two Maine cities next month. Voters in Lewiston and South Portland will be able to cas

GRAPHIC: The fiscal benefits from high-quality early childhood care and education are being addressed currently from the White House to the State House in Augusta. Advocates in Maine are using new research to press for investment in early learning in the private and public sectors. Courtesy MELIG.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The fiscal benefits from high-quality early childhood care and education are being acknowledged by the state House and the White House. A report from the Maine Early Learning Investment Group shows the total lifetime fiscal benefit of participating in a high-quality early care and

AUGUSTA, Maine - A new report contains a double dose of good news, both for young people who run afoul of the law and for Maine taxpayers concerned about crime. The nation is moving away from locking up young offenders, according to a study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which found that the y

PORTLAND, Maine - Critics of the Patriot Act, passed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, say certain provisions of the law need to be amended, because they run counter to the individual liberties spelled out in the Constitution. Zachery Heiden, of the Maine Civil Liberties Union, says he's interested

AUGUSTA, Maine - January is National Stalking Awareness Month and, according to the National Center to End Violent Crime, more than three million people over age 18 are stalked each year in the United States. One in four victims reports being cyber-stalked. Julia Colpitts, executive director of the

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