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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 million on the 2020 campaign. And President Trump signed an executive order making social media companies liable for content their users post.

Public News Service - MT: Civil Rights

BOZEMAN, Mont. - Montanans could change the history books with a higher-than-usual voter turnout tomorrow. City council and commission races will be decided, but since there are no national or statewide elections going on, turnout could be on the low side. Theresa Keaveny, executive director of th

BILLINGS, Mont. - Missing the deadline is no big deal in Montana this week. Monday was the last day of regular voter registration in order to cast a ballot for next month's city council and commission races, but today late registration opens, and stays open until Election Day, November 3. While th

Helena, MT – Criminology experts from around the world do not believe the death penalty deters crime. New research on the controversial topic also takes aim at previous studies that have suggested a connection between deterrence and the death penalty. The research should come into play in the

Helena, MT – As civil rights are honored with Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, Montana voter rights are being examined at the state legislature. Secretary of State Linda McCulloch, and county election officials, have pointed out a shortage of election judges at polling places, and on various coun

Helena, MT – Gaining health insurance for almost all Montana children was chalked up as a "human rights" victory for 2008 when a plan was approved by voters. Human rights advocates now are working on more issues they want to see addressed in the upcoming legislative session. One of them is the

Bozeman, MT – Describe a free enterprise system, name the three branches of government, and list the "inalienable rights" referred to in the Declaration of Independence. Those are examples of civics questions on a quiz given to randomly-selected Americans by a civic education group, and 71% of

Helena, MT – Real-life stories about the death penalty are being shared across Montana in the coming days, as the "Journey of Hope" tour kicks off this week. Families of death row inmates, people who have been exonerated from death row, and families of murder victims, all will share thoughts a

Missoula, MT – What a pain! Managing chronic pain is the topic at a conference in Missoula today and tomorrow with medical experts, state officials and consumer groups gathering to talk about best practices and challenges. Adam Wolf with the ACLU's Drug Reform Project is among the scheduled

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