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PNS Daily Newscast - June 27, 2019 


More time on the ground for the Boeing 737 MAX. Also on our Thursday rundown: A diverse group tackles the topic of salmon recovery. Plus, summer bees are buzzing, but for how long?

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Public News Service - NE: Civil Rights

Nebraska's 150,000 immigrants paid nearly $950 million in taxes in 2017. (Jonathan McIntosh/Wikimedia Commons)

LINCOLN, Neb. — On Wednesday at the Nebraska Civil Rights Conference in Lincoln, a national campaign was launched to pave the way for more students to attend college. Valeria Rodriguez is the national campus coordinator for the group Define American. She said the campaign's primary goal is t

The disabilities-rights community says it was not consulted on a bill in Congress promising so-called

LINCOLN, Neb. – A bill in Congress aimed at strengthening the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may not be what it seems, according to its critics. The U.S. House could vote this week on the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620), which would give businesses accused of not comply

The Omaha Tribe, the Santee Sioux Nation, the Ponca Tribe and the Winnebago Tribe are the four federally recognized tribes in Nebraska. (Bill Strain/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. – Friday is Native American Heritage Day, and November is Native American Heritage Month. The executive director of Humanities Nebraska, Chris Sommerich, hopes the observances help folks to realize there are people who have been living on the Plains for thousands of years, much

An estimated two out of three people in U.S. jails have not been convicted of the charges against them. (Pixabay)

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska received an "F" for its pretrial justice system in a new report, but there are attempts to improve the process already in the works. The pretrial phase is the period from the accused person's first contact with law enforcement to the resolution of charges through ple

Immigration advocates say DREAMers are in every way Americans apart from the paperwork. (Elvert Barnes/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. — Reports that President Trump will end protections for so-called DREAMers are coming as no surprise to some immigrant advocates. Nebraska is among ten states threatening to sue if Trump does not rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program by September

Nebraska prisons hit

LINCOLN, Neb. – A coalition is seeking class-action status for a lawsuit to end overcrowding in Nebraska prisons. At nearly 160 percent of capacity, civil-liberties advocates say the overcrowding has led to constitutional violations that endanger the health, safety and lives of those who are i

Voter turnout among individuals with disabilities is typically lower than for those who do not have a disability. (justgrimes/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. -- People with disabilities represent nearly one-sixth of the total electorate in the United States, and during National Disability Voter Registration Week, these folks are encouraged to ensure their voices are heard. Kathy Hoell, executive director at the Nebraska Statewide Independ

Thirty of 49 Nebraska senators are needed to overturn a veto of a voting-rights bill for felons who have completed their sentences. (Nebraska Secretary of State)

LINCOLN, Neb. – About 7,000 people live, work and pay taxes in Nebraska, but aren't eligible to vote in elections. That's because under current law, people with felony convictions must wait two years after completing their sentences before their voting rights are restored. State lawmakers rec

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