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PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2020 


University of California gets high marks for shelving standardized test scores during the pandemic; and the work-from-home trend could be a boon for people with disabilities.

2020Talks - May 26, 2020 


Monday was Memorial Day. More than 100,000 people in the five major U.S. territories are military veterans, but can't vote for commander-in-chief. Plus, Puerto Rico has a statehood referendum this November.

Public News Service - MN: Civic Engagement

St. Paul, MN – The Republican National Convention in St. Paul wraps up tonight with an acceptance speech by presidential nominee John McCain. Last night, delegates heard from his choice for vice president, Alaska governor Sarah Palin. Earlier this week, President Bush addressed the convention

St. Paul, MN - Gulf Coast residents are breathing a sigh of relief after damage from Hurricane Gustav was far less than expected. Many evacuated families are still far from home, however, and delegates to the Republican National Convention in Minnesota are spending hours putting together care packag

St. Paul, MN - Freedom of the press means never having to ask the authorities to "free the press." That's what National Lawyers Guild members say about the treatment of journalists and others by police, as protests and arrests continue outside the Republican National Convention in St. Paul. An Asso

St. Paul, MN – Two major events are dueling for the attention of Republican National Convention-goers today. The convention gavels in this evening at the Xcel Center in St. Paul, while across town, Texas Congressman and former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is holding a rally, too.

Denver, CO – Rural America needs some serious attention from both major political parties, according to Niel Ritchie, executive director of the Minnesota-based League of Rural Voters. He's at the Democratic National Convention in Denver this week, part of a group of rural advocates trying to g

Falcon Heights, MN – The Minnesota State Fair is in full swing until Labor Day, and AARP Minnesota has taken its national "Divided We Fail" campaign to the fairgrounds to call attention to health care and social security issues. Spokeswoman Shereen Remez says the campaign focuses on what vot

St. Paul, MN – Women candidates for political office in Minnesota have an opportunity this week to better prepare for a tough campaign. The non-profit White House Project is holding a "debate boot camp" Thursday to help hopefuls sharpen their rhetorical skills. Organizer Liz Johnson says the

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

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