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PNS Daily Newscast - February 22, 2019 


North Carolina will hold a new election fill the final disputed seat in the U.S. House. Also. on our Friday rundown: Baltimore sues Monsanto and others for polluting city waterways. Plus, a public lands program moves towards permanent status.

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Public News Service - MN: Civic Engagement

Countries gathered in Poland for the UN's 24th annual meeting on climate change. (Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy)

MINNEAPOLIS – The 24th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poland draws to a close today. Shefali Sharma, European office director with the Minneapolis-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy was at the conference. She says the meeting isn't likely to yield stronger commitm

More than 5,000 organizations benefit from Give to the Max Day each year in Minnesota. (Heather Pague/Pixabay)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — People from across the state, the country and the globe are expected to open their wallets tomorrow to help support a variety of Minnesota causes. "Give to the Max Day" begins at midnight, and for 24 hours, folks are encouraged to show their generosity and donate to nonprofit

The three dozen women newly elected to the U.S. House last week surpassed the 24 female newcomers elected in 1992, the last time political pundits declared it the “Year of the Woman.” (express.co.uk)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Votes are still being counted, but we already know the number of women elected to the U.S. House of Representatives last week is a record high. Nonetheless, when they take office in January, they'll represent only one-quarter of the 435 House members. Louisiana State Univer

Minnesota traditionally has the nation's highest voter turnout and this year is no exception, with voter attention on health care and tariffs. (mhealth.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Healthcare and especially coverage of pre-existing conditions will be deciding factors for many U.S. citizens voting in tomorrow's midterms. Under the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies are not allowed to refuse coverage or charge more when people have health c

The Minnesota AFL-CIO and other advocates are conducting a statewide get-out-the-vote campaign (Galatas)

MINNEAPOLIS – If you haven't noticed an uptick in political ads blanketing the airwaves, not to mention yard signs sprouting up in your neighborhood, the 2018 mid-term election is just around the corner. On Nov. 6, Minnesota voters will elect a new governor. And both of the state's U.S. Sena

As many as 8 in 10 women experience sexual harassment in their lifetimes, which can lead to clinical depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and long-term physical health problems. (Pixabay)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The global MeToo movement has put a spotlight on sexual harassment and assault, and a new report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research calculates the economic impacts in the workplace. Elyse Shaw, the report's co-author, says harassment places a significant burden

In Minnesota, the deadline to register to vote by mail is Tues., Oct. 16. (Pixabay)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Election Day is still more than a month away, but Minnesota voters are already making their voices heard. In Minnesota, any registered voter can cast a ballot early, in person or through absentee ballot. One week into the early voting period, Secretary of State Steve Simon

Minnesota laws make it one of the easiest states in which to cast a vote. It saw the nation's highest voter turnout in the 2016 general election, at 75 percent. (mncatholic.org)

MINNEAPOLIS — It's estimated nearly 50,000 Minnesotans will have submitted ballots ahead of tomorrow's primary election in Minnesota, a record number according to the secretary of state. Voters will decide primary races for two U.S. Senate seats, three open House seats, the governor and seve

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