PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2020 

Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 

Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Public News Service - MN: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Responding to cases of child abuse and neglect costs the nation more than $80 billion a year, according to the latest survey from Prevent Child Abuse America. That figure includes a number of "direct costs," according to Becky Dale, senior director of prevention initiatives for Pr

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A report being delivered to Minnesota lawmakers this week is expected to open their eyes to an issue often in the shadows - human trafficking. Brian Rusche, executive director of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition (JRLC), says some estimates put the number of women and

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Homelessness is a common factor among Native American women who are trafficked in prostitution, according to a new report from the Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition, which sheds light on the stories of such women. The group's executive director, Nicole Matthews, s

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As the Minnesota State Fair wound to a close with Labor Day, debate on gun control measures started heating up again. At issue is a polling question asked of fairgoers about whether a background check should be required for people who purchase firearms at gun shows. Opponents of pr

BEMIDJI, Minn. - Nestled between three Native American reservations in the poorest region of Minnesota, Ours to Serve House of Hospitality in Bemidji started as a single-adult shelter in the 1980s. By 2007, they had seen such a dramatic increase in homeless families, that the shelter decided to refo

St. Paul, MN – Supporters of a firearms-buying bill in the Minnesota Legislature say there's a lot of misinformation circulating about their proposal, and they want to set the record straight. HF 953 closes what they see as a loophole that allows unlicensed dealers to sell weapons without cond

St. Paul, MN – Some call it human trafficking; to others, it is sex trafficking. Either way, legislation to prevent it in Minnesota has been introduced in the State Legislature. Sponsor Sen. Sandy Pappas (DFL-St. Paul) says prostitution is a form of human trafficking, and SF 1050 is designed t

Minneapolis, MN – November is "National Adoption Month," and children's advocates are encouraging prospective parents to consider adopting one of the hundreds of Minnesota children in need of homes and families. Stephanie Regnier, who works with the "Special Needs Adoption Program" at Lutheran

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