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PNS Daily Newscast - May 29, 2020 


More than a dozen Internal Affairs complaints against the Minneapolis Police officer involved in the death of George Floyd - we report on what's behind the current tensions.

2020Talks - May 29, 2020 


Republican Voters Against Trump just launched and plans to spend 10 dollars on the 2020 campaign. And President Trump signed an executive order making social media companies liable for content their users post.

Public News Service - MO: Civil Rights

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Current Missouri law prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, and age as it relates to employment, public accommodations, and housing. But efforts are underway to expand the state human rights act to include sexual orientation, wh

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The question of guardianship may seem like a simple decision to be made, but being placed under guardianship can have devastating effects for a person with developmental disabilities. It's often seen as the only option when a person needs assistance or support in making decisions,

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Statistics from the FBI show one American woman in three will be abused in her lifetime, and some will die at the hands of their abusers. Those running a pilot program in Kansas City are hoping to change that with an innovative partnership between police and a domestic violence s

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Physician Leroy Carhart has become the central figure in the Midwest in the nation's abortion debate since his collegue, Dr. George Tiller, was gunned down three months ago. Abortion opponents picketed Carhart's Nebraska clinic over the weekend to block Carhart's efforts to open a l

Jefferson City, MO – While Missouri is contemplating a constitutional amendment to require a government-issued photo ID to vote, a new report argues that there are already too many obstacles when it comes to voting, with the result that millions of people are left out of the democratic process

St. Louis, MO - There's no legal recourse for Missourians who believe they've been denied work or housing based on sexual orientation - but that could soon change. A hearing will be held Wednesday on State Senate Bill 109, the Missouri Non-Discrimination Act (MONA), which would protect lesbian, gay,

Jefferson City, MO - Last year, two-thirds of Missouri domestic violence murders were committed with guns, according to a recent study, and advocates against domestic violence say it's time to get guns out of the hands of offenders. At present, a police officer cannot legally confiscate a weapon at

Jefferson City, MO - Advocates have won a 10-year battle to get the term "mental retardation" out of the name of a state agency. Now they say they're turning to the next battle - encouraging the use of respectful language in all Missouri laws. Governor Matt Blunt recently signed an order changing

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