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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


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Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - MN: Criminal Justice

MINNEAPOLIS - As Americans celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., African-American leaders locally and nationally are calling for action to help the nation's black children. Two newly released reports commissioned by the Children's Defense Fund chronicle a growing crisis in the black c

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The belief that everyone deserves a second chance is practiced daily by people involved in a unique Minnesota program. The Community Justice Project is a partnership between the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches and the Minneapolis Police Department. It matches volunteer m

STILLWATER, Minn. - Correctional officers from Minnesota's prison system and their labor union warn that staffing shortages coupled with inmate program cuts add up to a disaster waiting to happen. AFSCME Council 5 is calling public attention to what its members deem dangerous staffing shortages insi

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As the Minnesota State Fair wound to a close with Labor Day, debate on gun control measures started heating up again. At issue is a polling question asked of fairgoers about whether a background check should be required for people who purchase firearms at gun shows. Opponents of pr

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A growing number of legal, advocacy and nonprofit groups in Minnesota are pushing for a constitutional amendment to change the system of selecting judges. In support of their effort comes a new report that asks, "Is Justice for Sale?" The report, from the Justice at Stake Campaig

DULUTH, Minn. - This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a narrow 5-4 ruling that overturned Chicago's 28-year-old handgun ban, citing the Second Amendment right to bear arms as basis for the decision. While they saw the ruling as predictable, local gun-safety advocates feel that the decision ignore

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The landscape for electing judges in Minnesota has changed dramatically in recent years. Judicial candidates can now share their social and political views, raise campaign money, and seek election endorsements. A growing number of legal, advocacy and nonprofit groups are worried th

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota has landed on a list of "Judicial Hellholes" for being too tough on big business in civil lawsuits, and a group of attorneys is calling the report "biased." The report by the American Tort Reform Association says a state Supreme Court ruling would allow more than 4,000 people

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