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PNS Daily Newscast - June 4, 2020 


Four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd now face criminal charges; faith leaders call for action against racial injustice.

2020Talks - June 4, 2020 


The 2020 Census, delayed because of the new coronavirus, is ramping back up to provide an accurate count so, among other things, states can redraw districts for 2021 and 2022. Plus, national figures across the country decry President Trump's response to protests.

Public News Service - MT: Civil Rights

Helena, MT – Human rights groups, journalists and the American Civil Liberties Union have filed suit to challenge the new Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), signed into law Thursday by President Bush. Calling the law unconstitutional and a "dragnet," the plaintiffs say it goes too f

Billings, MT – A pair of Connecticut librarians who refused to be "shushed" are in Montana sharing their stories of fighting back against government prying into people's reading habits. They were the first to refuse to comply after being served by the FBI with a so-called National Security L

Washington, DC – Learn to walk and talk -- and go directly to jail. That's a life story that children's advocates say is being played out for too many Native American and Latino children, in Montana and across the country. Social workers, educators and child development experts are meeting tod

Helena, MT – In the game of keeping government secrets "secret," a new report finds the government is winning. The report examines the complex system used by state and local governments to keep information from public view, versus information attained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

No more worrying about government condemning private property in Montana and handing it over to big busines. Gov. Schweitzer is signing an eminent domain law today that closes loopholes that may have allowed private property to be handed over to companies. Republican Sen. Dave Lewis backed the bill

A new system to help Montanans file civil cases without a lawyer is on the way. The Legislature has approved investing in a "Self-Help Law" program for the state, where folks can get information and forms to file cases without an attorney. Jennifer Hill-Hart with the Montana Coalition Against Sexual

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