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PNS Daily Newscast - February 18, 2020 


Amazon�s Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to fight climate change; and updates from state primary elections.

2020Talks - February 17, 2020 


Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

Public News Service - MN: Immigrant

St. Paul, MN - Child care experts say there's a growing need in Minnesota for care providers who can serve the increasing diversity of the state's population, to ensure that all kids are ready when they start school. Cory Woosley, with the Minnesota Child Care Resource and Referral Network, cites a

Minneapolis, MN – The nation has had three days to make the long-awaited technological conversion from analog to a digital TV signal, which is designed to improve picture quality. One concern, however, has been how well rural Minnesota will adapt. Amalia Deloney, senior fellow with the Main St

Minneapolis - A Minneapolis group is working to ensure the pending conversion to digital television won't put people in the dark. The Main Street Project is making digital converter boxes available at no cost to people who have federal government coupons. Most retailers offer converters that require

Members of Minnesota's Indian, Jewish and Islamic communities are denouncing the terrorist violence in Mumbai, in which hundreds of people were killed and wounded. Spokesman Satveer Chaudhary, a state senator, says it wasn't just an attack on India. "It was an attack on a financial center. American

St. Cloud, MN – A statewide conference on the opportunities and challenges facing the estimated 20,000 African immigrants living in rural Minnesota is being held today in St. Cloud. The goal is give community representatives opportunities to share notes on their responses to the challenges fac

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

St. Paul, MN – The "Legislative Commission to End Poverty in Minnesota by 2020" will hear testimony today on the impact of poverty on children. Andi Egbert, of the Children’s Defense Fund of Minnesota, will testify that, while poverty affects people of all ages, it affects kids the most

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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