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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - NC: Civil Rights

Immigrant college graduates in the class of 2020 missed traditional graduation ceremonies due to the coronavirus. (Adobe Stock)<br />

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina's first generation immigrant college grads have missed out on rite-of-passage graduation ceremonies, and many now are reflecting on their college experience and future job prospects. Uyen Nguyen, a first-generation immigrant from Vietnam and a graduate of Davidson C

Katina Locklear (pictured) of Robeson County, N.C. was murdered in 2018. The case remains unsolved. (Jane Jacobs)

PEMBROKE, N.C. -- Jane Jacobs of New Hanover County says every day she wakes up feeling like it's Dec. 20, 2018, the day her 46-year-old sister, Katina Locklear, was murdered in neighboring Pembroke. Jacobs says she's had no closure in the case, which is ongoing. Research indicates native women

More than 30 years ago, the North Carolina Persons with Disabilities Protection Act became law. It says people with disabilities should have the opportunity to live independently. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina isn't offering enough community-based supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who want to live independently, according to a new court ruling. It says the state's Department of Health and Human Services violated the law by placing people

In the case Batson v. Kentucky, a 1986 U.S. Supreme Court decision made it illegal to exclude jurors on the basis of race. (Adobe Stock)<br />

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The North Carolina Supreme Court this week heard oral arguments in the cases of Cory Bennett of Sampson County and Cedric Hobbs of Cumberland County. Attorneys for the two men argued that prosecutors excluded black citizens from the defendants' juries because of their race. David W

More than 6 million people voted in the 2016 North Carolina presidential primary elections. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolinians will not have to show photo identification to vote in the upcoming primary election. A federal judge in Greensboro has temporarily blocked the voter ID bill from going into effect. State lawmakers passed the controversial bill in 2018, and it was challenged by the

Civil rights groups are challenging the judicial system's use of cash bail in Alamance County. (Adobe Stock)<br /><br />

GRAHAM, N. C. - The American Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights groups have filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of three people being held in the Alamance County Detention Center. The lawsuit contends that court officials' use of cash bail violates the constitutional rights of those wh

Johnston (County) Regional Airport, where planes involved in a CIA secret rendition program took off between 2001 and 2006. (North Carolina Stop Torture Now)

RALEIGH, N.C. – A pre-release screening of the upcoming film "The Report" will be held in Raleigh this coming Saturday. The film, starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening, tells the story of the U.S. Senate investigation into a CIA torture program that involved secret renditions of people sus

More than 3,000 people currently are being held in solitary confinement in North Carolina's state prisons. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Four plaintiffs and the ACLU of North Carolina have filed a class-action lawsuit in a Wake County Superior Court against the state's use of solitary confinement. The practice involves holding people in isolation cells no larger than a parking space for 22-24 hours a day. Iren

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