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PNS Daily Newscast - July 10, 2020 


The Supreme Court opens the door for prosecutors to seek President Trump's financial records; a backlash in Florida on school reopening plans.

2020Talks - July 10, 2020 


US Supreme Court rules on Trump's tax returns; Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP's in-person convention; Louisiana has elections; and DC council gives people incarcerated for felonies the right to vote.

Public News Service - MN: Community Issues and Volunteering

St. Paul, MN – The incoming president of the National Council of Churches says she will focus on poverty, healthcare, and bringing faith communities together. Peg Chemberlin, executive director of the Minnesota Council of Churches, says she'll also work to promote 'eco-justice' as a Minnesota

Washington, DC/Minneapolis, MN – A $23 billion dollar water project bill became law Thursday, as the U.S. Senate joined the House in overriding a Presidential veto. The bill includes $82 million in funding for Minnesota. Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN) explains that, while he usually backs the Pre

Minneapolis, MN – November is "National Adoption Month," and children's advocates are encouraging prospective parents to consider adopting one of the hundreds of Minnesota children in need of homes and families. Stephanie Regnier, who works with the "Special Needs Adoption Program" at Lutheran

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

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