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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - MN: Women's

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 – Women candidates for political office in Minnesota have an opportunity this week to better prepare for a tough campaign. The non-profit White House Project is holding a "debate boot camp" Thursday to help hopefuls sharpen their rhetorical skills. Organizer Liz Johnson says the

St. Paul, MN – Advocates for Minnesota teens say they're concerned about a rule change being considered by the White House that they're convinced would limit access to birth control, at least for some. Brigid Riley, executive director of the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy Preve

St. Paul, MN – Hundreds of women who are state legislators from across the country have sent letters to every member of Congress, asking them to rethink the country's "security priorities" in the next budget. Rep. Phyllis Kahn is one of 45 Minnesota signers, who say increasing Pentagon spendin

St. Paul, MN – Are Minnesota hospital patients getting the best care available? Maybe not, according to a report to be released today. Carrie Mortrud with the Minnesota Nurses Associationsays it finds many healthcare facilities may not have enough qualified staff to meet patients' needs. "We

Minneapolis, MN – A new report finds programs that focus solely on abstinence aren't working, even though they're getting the lion's share of federal funding for sex education in schools. Lorie Alveshure, policy director for the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Par

St. Paul, MN – Unmarried parents face extra challenges, and need to make the effort to remain active and involved in their children's lives, say organizers of a series of statewide forums kicking off today. Organizer Paul Masiarchin with the Minnesota Fathers and Family Network says a quarter

Half of all pregnancies in Minnesota are unintended, according to state statistics. Pregnancy counselor Valerie Romanoski says, in view of the high-profile deaths of several newborns recently in Minnesota, it's important that women know about an important state resource. “There is the 'Safe

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