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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2018 


Kavanaugh’s accuser given a deadline to talk; President Trump visits hurricane ravaged areas before lashing out at Sessions; and the U.S. Supreme court shines a light on dark money. We're covering those stories and more.

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Public News Service - MN: Civic Engagement

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

A U.S. Supreme Court decision has resulted in telemarketing calls to Minnesota teachers, by a group encouraging them to drop their union membership. (e4e.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A telephone and email campaign in Minnesota and other Midwest states is aimed at teachers, encouraging them to drop out of their union. It's thought to be the result of a Supreme Court decision last month that struck down laws in many states, including Minnesota, that allow u

A recent report projects the U.S. Supreme Court's Janus decision will cut wages for government employees, and lead to a drop in U.S. economic activity of between $11.7 billion and $33.4 billion annually. (Joe Ravi/Wikimedia Commons)

DULUTH, Minn. – A U.S. Supreme Court decision on Wednesday is being called a potentially crippling blow to unions representing government workers nationwide. The high court ruled 5-to-4 that non-union workers can't be forced to pay so-called fair share fees to help cover the costs of collect

Minnesota was the 26th state to ratify the federal Equal Rights Amendment before the effort fell short, when not enough states ratified it by the 1982 deadline set by Congress. (eramn.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota's National Organization for Women and other supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment are using strategically placed billboards to launch an awareness campaign, aimed at getting ERA legislation passed by state lawmakers. An Equal Rights Amendment to the Minnesota C

The Sinclair Broadcast Group operates four stations in the Twin Cities. (wbur.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Shareholders of Sinclair Broadcast Group holding their annual meeting outside of Baltimore Thursday will be met by protesters opposed to the company's proposed merger with Tribune Media. The media reform group Free Press Action Fund, which is suing the Federal Communication

Three out of four Minnesotans get their drinking water from groundwater sources, and clean-water advocates say more should be done to protect it from polluted farm runoff. (George Becker/StockSnap)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Environmental groups say clean water is under attack in Minnesota, and this Wednesday, they're planning a peaceful counterattack. Water Action Day is May 2 at the State Capitol, when representatives from more than 30 groups will rally and meet with lawmakers. Among their co

Students from across Minnesota will converge on the State Capitol to talk about climate change this Wednesday, April 25. (Jim Bowen/Flickr)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Students from across Minnesota get a chance to bring their concerns about climate change and the environment directly to their state lawmakers this week. About 200 young people are expected to participate in the Youth Climate Justice Summit, this Wednesday at the Minnesota St

About 500,000 people, including many students from Minnesota, participated in Saturday's March For Our Lives. (Vuvanhahung/Flickr)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Advocates for tougher gun control made their voices heard loud and clear this weekend when tens of thousands gathered across Minnesota as part of nationwide protests. The March For Our Lives has been spearheaded by young people sparked into action by February's shooting at

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