PNS Daily Newscast - March 22, 2019 

President Trump rattles the Middle East, saying the U.S. will recognize Israel’s authority over the Golan Heights. Also on our Friday rundown: A judge blocks laws limiting the power of the new Wisconsin governor. Plus, momentum builds across party lines to abolish the death penalty.

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Public News Service - MN: Civic Engagement

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

St. Paul, MN - A recent financial forecast puts Minnesota $373 million in debt, and several legislative leaders believe the Governor should call a special session to address the state's economic crisis. Nan Madden, of the nonpartisan Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, says the numbers prove the state

St. Paul, MN – A statewide drive to give citizens a louder voice in shaping policies that affect them gets underway this weekend. Michele Kimball with AARP Minnesota says it's an effort to get the faith community to help spread the message that we can all have a say policies and decisions that

Winona, MN - Minnesota Catholic Bishops have issued an open letter about the recent workplace raids by federal officials here and in five other states. One of the signers is Bishop Bernard Harrington with the Archdiocese of Winona. Just this month federal officials arrested over a thousand undocum

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