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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 - ND: Civic Engagement

BISMARCK, N.D. - A wide cross-section of North Dakotans took advantage of the opportunity to attend a round-table forum in Bismarck Monday night and hear each others' perspectives on health care reform. Those joining in included representatives of such groups as farmers, women, veterans, older worke

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Thursday, members of Congress heard from people who are living the need for health care reform - and one of them, from Grand Forks, told a compelling story about the heart-breaking cost of the current system. Sally Jacobson had an expensive liver transplant, but has fallen int

MANDAN, N.D. – Congress is working on several different versions of health care reform. In order to give the North Dakota congressional delegation a first-hand account of what the needs are in rural areas of the state, the Center for Rural Affairs is sponsoring a series of forums beginning Sat

Fargo, ND – Congressional committees are working on what will be historic health-care reform legislation, and over the next three months lawmakers will be getting input on the plan. At Wednesday's health-care roundtable in Fargo, partners in the "Divided We Fail" campaign will be among those p

Bismarck, ND – In the last election almost four out of ten voters in North Dakota cast their ballots before Election Day. Despite that, some North Dakota lawmakers are moving to shorten the amount of time reserved for early voting. According to Janis Cheney with AARP North Dakota, for people l

Bismarck, ND – Several environmental and conservation groups are urging Congress to consider funding in the stimulus package for infrastructure that goes beyond roads and bridges. They are promoting construction and development of advanced biofuel refineries, biomass research, and renewable en

Bismarck, ND – When the North Dakota Legislature begins its 61st session next week, it will decide on a two-year budget. Don Morrison, executive director of the nonpartisan, progressive advocacy group NDPeople.org, believes the expected one billion dollar surplus is a golden opportunity to mak

Bismarck, ND - When the "Disabilities Amendment Act" takes effect next month, it will include more North Dakotans under the protection of the original "Americans with Disabilities Act" (ADA). The new law means new protections for people who use hearing aids, prosthetic limbs and, in some cases, peo

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