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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

St. Paul, MN – Minnesota State Senator Sandy Pappas says some new laws going into effect this week focus on helping new drivers to be safe on the roads, while another aims to protect renters whose landlords face foreclosure. One big change to the driving laws is a new "graduated" driver's lic

Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota is under the lights and "on camera" this weekend, as a three-day National Conference on Media Reform gets underway this morning at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Brought together by concerns about media monopolies and deregulation, organizer Craig Aaron from Fre

St. Paul, MN – Some new faces will cast their ballots at polls across Minnesota this November, thanks to members of the League of Women Voters, who have been busily attending naturalization ceremonies to welcome new U.S. citizens. Peggy Kvam, a board member with the League, says her group want

Minneapolis, MN – The voices of rural America must be heard. That's the message from several hundred groups, in Minnesota and across the country, to candidates for president and Congress. Niel Ritchie, executive director of the Minnesota-based League of Rural Voters, says their focus is on qua

St. Paul, MN – How should judges be chosen? That's under discussion at the Minnesota State Capitol and the subject of a proposed constitutional amendment. House bill sponsor Steve Simon says it is aimed at getting money and politics out of the process because, too often, judges are selected fo

St. Paul, MN – It's "Super Tuesday," and voters in two dozen states, including Minnesota, will have their say in the Presidential selection process. Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie expects a strong turnout at Republican, Democratic, and Minnesota Independence Party caucuses through

St. Paul, MN – As almost half the states in the union prepare to go to the polls next week for the round of primary elections known as "Super Tuesday," a nonpartisan group is urging voters to "dig beneath the surface" when evaluating the national candidates. The group has been tracking candid

Northfield/Minneapolis MN – Last week's Iowa caucus and Minnesota State Senate election outcomes may indicate a shift in voter sentiment, according to a Minnesota political analyst. Stephen Schier of Carlton College says his view is based, not only on caucus-goers' presidential picks, but on a

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