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PNS Daily Newscast - May 27, 2020 


Four Minneapolis police officers fired following the death of a black man; and a federal lawsuit claims New Yorkers with disabilities excluded from expanded absentee ballot plan.

2020Talks - May 27, 2020 


Republican governors in Georgia and Florida offer their states as alternatives to North Carolina, after President Trump expresses impatience about talks of a more limited Republican National Convention because of the pandemic.

Public News Service - MN: Community Issues and Volunteering

St. Paul, MN – A proposal to provide compensation to victims of disasters, including those in the I-35 bridge collapse, is getting support from the legal community. Joe Crumley with the Minnesota Association for Justice says current law limits the state's liability to $1 million for all claims

St. Paul, MN – New Minnesota employment numbers are raising eyebrows. The September jobless rate rose to 4.9 percent, which is above the national average of 4.7 percent. Diane O'Brien with the Minnesota A.F.L.-C.I.O. says the state used to be an economic leader -- but now, it's a follower. "

Minneapolis, MN – Some of Minnesota's top corporate leaders say they're sick of cancer -- and they're going to do something about it. Mary Brainerd heads Bloomington-based HealthPartners, a company that has helped to launch "CEOs Against Cancer," a new campaign to boost education and preventio

St. Paul, MN - A plan to provide 1.5 million new housing units for low-income families is halfway through Congress. The U.S. House has approved the "National Affordable Housing Trust Fund." Chip Halbach, with the Minnesota Housing Partnership, says it would have a big impact in Minnesota. "It would

St. Paul, MN – A state law banning smoking in all public places, including bars and restaurants, took effect at midnight. State Representative Ken Tschumper cosponsored the new law. "This is the most important public health advancement in the last 40 years in Minnesota. Banning secondhand sm

St. Paul, MN – Governor Pawlenty has called a special session of the Legislature this evening to produce a relief package in response to heavy flooding in southeast Minnesota. The Governor says the emergency aid will support everything from rebuilding homes to helping local governments. "In

As state lawmakers and the Governor negotiate the details of a special session to address the impact of last month's record rains and floods in southern Minnesota, volunteer agencies are stepping in to try to address the area's immediate needs. Calls are out for skilled volunteers and financial cont

St. Paul, MN - Opponents of a proposed coal plant in South Dakota are asking the Public Utilities Commission not to grant permission to build power lines across Minnesota for the proposed "Big Stone Two" power plant. Beth Goodpaster, with the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, filed the br

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