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The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - MN: Education

St. Paul, MN – Minnesota's faith community is calling the just-ended legislative session a "disappointment." DFL leaders and Republican Gov. Pawlenty could not agree on how to close the state's $4.6 billion budget deficit. Brian Rusche with the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition says the br

Minneapolis - There's good news for parents, as teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases are lower than a decade ago. But that doesn't mean it's time for them to let their guard down. That's the message sex researcher and author Debra Haffner, an ordained minister and director of the Relig

St. Paul, MN – A legislative panel today will consider a measure to put physical education back with the "Three Rs" in Minnesota, creating statewide standards and making PE a graduation requirement. Supporters have invited Dr. John Ratey of Harvard Medical School to testify to the state House

St. Paul, MN - Human services advocates say Governor Tim Pawlenty's spartan state budget proposal will dump at least 65,000 residents out of state-subsidized health care. Pawlenty presented his two-year budget Tuesday, filling a nearly five billion dollar hole with accounting shifts, aid cuts to cit

St. Paul, MN – A statewide commission has released its recommended blueprint for ending poverty in Minnesota by 2020. Former state Senator John Hottinger, who wrote the bill that established the panel, says the result is a comprehensive plan to reduce the barriers that drive so many people int

Minneapolis, MN - Minnesota barely stays in the top ten among states with the lowest teen birth rates. A new study of federal health information shows the state slipped from seventh to tenth in the rate of births to teenaged girls. Brigid Riley, director of the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent

St. Paul, MN – When it comes to spending that is critical for creating educational and economic opportunities, Minnesota is losing ground. The Minnesota Budget Project, an initiative of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, found that state funding for E-12 education, higher education, child ca

Burnsville, MN – Childhood obesity is now the top health concern among American parents – topping even drug abuse and smoking. That's according to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which has launched a national campaign to get kids in shape. The Minnesota spokeswoman for the All

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