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PNS Daily Newscast - August 4, 2020 


Despite Trump threat, NV Gov. Sisolak signs expanded vote-by-mail into law; Trump wants Treasury to get percentage of any TikTok deal.


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Trump threatens Nevada with litigation for passing a bill to send ballots to all registered voters. Plus, primaries today in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington.

Public News Service - ND: Civil Rights

Members of the Black Lives Matter Fargo/Moorhead chapter, which was established in 2016, say Fargo encourages a diverse population but doesn't follow through to welcome the diversity. (Faith Shields-Dixon)

FARGO, N.D. -- Black Lives Matter members in the Fargo area say recent protests demanding systemic change are only the beginning. They say they'll keep pressing local leaders and community members to help end racism. The protests in Fargo following the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota la

June 17 is a national

FARGO, N.D. -- As the nation confronts a host of major issues, labor groups in the Fargo area are joining a national movement to call for systemic change to help people living on the margins. The "Workers First Caravan" is to run through downtown Fargo this evening. Labor unions, including the Nort

A national group that monitors state legislatures says North Dakota is among the states with very little diversity in elected officials. (Adobe Stock)

FARGO, N.D. -- Those demanding systemic change in North Dakota say more diversity in state government would be a good place to start. The calls are growing louder in light of protests across the globe. Fargo is among the cities where demonstrations have been held in response to the police killing

North Dakota residents will vote by mail for the June primary, but Native American groups worry that tribal members will encounter a new set of access issues. (Adobe Stock)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- North Dakota voters will not go to the polls for the June 9 primary and will instead cast their ballots by mail because of the coronavirus pandemic. That leaves the state and Native American groups scrambling to ensure that tribal members can make their vote count. Nicole Donag

The North Dakota Supreme Court soon could consider a rule change that would require state courts to collect racial data of criminal defendants. (Adobe Stock)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- The state court system in North Dakota has never had a requirement to collect racial data of court defendants. But a proposal with the state Supreme Court could change that. A committee assigned to examine the idea has been gathering feedback to see if state courts should record

North Dakota has required photo identification of its residents to cast election ballots since 2004. (Adobe Stock)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Years of legal wrangling between the state of North Dakota and American Indian tribes appear to be over. The two sides have reached a settlement over enforcement of a voter ID law. The statute requires residents to provide a street address in order to cast a ballot, but tribal lea

North Dakota's Burleigh County received 24 refugees in 2019 and 22 the year before. (Christopher Herwig/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Central North Dakota has been in the spotlight as Burleigh County considered whether to stop accepting refugees based on a federal policy change. Even though the full plan failed, advocates say more education is needed to provide clarity in the debate. Lutheran Social Serv

The AMA says a new North Dakota law violates doctors' freedom of speech. (DarkoStojanovic/Pixabay)

BISMARCK, N.D. – The American Medical Association and North Dakota's only clinic providing abortions are suing the state over two laws related to the procedure. The AMA has joined Red River Women's Clinic in Fargo on its challenge to a bill passed this legislative session that requires docto

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