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PNS Daily Newscast - June 20, 2019 


The Trump administration finalizes a coal-friendly emissions rule for power plants. Also on today's rundown: A new development in the debate over the 2020 Census citizenship question; and why "Juneteenth" is an encore celebration in Florida and other states.

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Public News Service - MN: Civic Engagement

Twenty states now have tougher gun laws, with nine legislative bills signed into law by Republican governors. (act.everytown.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Every day, at least 100 Americans die from gun violence, but advocates for tougher gun laws say they're making slow but steady progress to change that. Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day, when many gun-law advocates will wear orange to call attention to the issue.

Minnesotans age 50-plus are making valuable contributions in communities across the state. (aletia2011/Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Trailblazing is not just for the "up and coming," and some Minnesotans are being honored for not letting their golden years slow them down. The "50 over 50" list recognizes those over the age of 50 who are leading and inspiring others through their actions and are making an i

Ashley Goette says she was within days of giving birth to her son when a 911 dispatcher had to coach her through the cardiopulmonary resuscitation that saved her husband's life. (Goette/AHA)

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Last fall, a 911 dispatcher talked a pregnant West Saint Paul woman through the CPR that saved her husband's life. Now Ashley Goette is backing what many are calling common-sense legislation to make that possible across Minnesota. The day before Goette was scheduled to gi

Minnesota could become the 25th state to add an Equal Rights Amendment, or similar protections, to the state constitution. (MAPE)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A proposal to add an amendment to the Minnesota constitution guaranteeing equal rights regardless of gender has cleared the state House and now moves on to the Senate for consideration. House File 13, sponsored by New Brighton Democrat Mary Kunesh-Podein, states, "Equality

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

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