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PNS Daily News - December 9, 2019 


The Pensacola shooting investigated as an act of terror; Trump faces criticism over so-called anti-Semitic comments; and some local governments adapt to meet the needs of immigrants.

2020Talks - December 9, 2019 


Candidates have a busy week in Iowa, despite a weekend shooting on Pensacola Navy Air Base. Also, candidates start butting heads, notably South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Public News Service - NY: Civic Engagement

Forty-seven people died from the 2013 derailment of an oil train in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. (Sûreté du Québec/Wikimedia Commons)

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Thousands of New Yorkers are asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reject two projects that would increase the flow of crude oil through Albany. A letter signed by more than 3,500 New Yorkers asked the governor to deny permits for construction of an oil facility at the Port of Albany, and th

Shelter allowances for people on public assistance fall far short of the cost of housing. (sinzicraciun0/Pixabay)

NEW YORK — Advocates for homeless New Yorkers say a proposal now in the state Legislature could drastically reduce and prevent homelessness across the state. There now are about 60,000 people living in homeless shelters in New York, and the cost of keeping a family in a welfare hotel can be

Supporters of expanding access to driver’s licenses say it helps ensure that all drivers are licensed and insured. (versageek/Flickr)

NEW YORK – Hundreds gathered in Albany on Tuesday to ask state lawmakers to pass a bill creating what they're calling a "driver's license for all." Assembly bill 4050 would create a category of limited-purpose New York State driver's licenses to serve as legal identification that would be av

In the 2014 general election, New York state was 49th for voter participation. Legislation now in Albany seeks to improve voter turnout. (Danny Howard/Flickr)

NEW YORK - A package of legislation introduced by New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman would streamline voter registration and increase turnout, good-government groups say. The New York Votes Act, unveiled Wednesday, would make big changes that include automatic voter registration, con

Numerous studies show in-person voter fraud is extremely rare. (Vox Efx/Flickr)

NEW YORK – Modernizing voter registration practices can register more voters and protect the integrity of elections, according to a report from the Brennan Center for Justice. President Donald Trump has claimed that millions of people voted illegally in the November election. Though numerous

Alphonso David, Governor Cuomo, and Hector Figueroa speaking at a Sunday news conference.  (Governor Andrew Cuomo)

NEW YORK -- Governor Andrew Cuomo has taken action to protect the legal rights of immigrants being detained at New York airports. Immediately after President Trump signed an executive order banning immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, officials began detaining those arriving at U.

Brenda Berkman, one of the first women firefighters in New York City, joined the FDNY in 1982. (Brenda Berkman)

NEW YORK – Pioneering women firefighters will be among the tens of thousands of women and men participating in the Women's March on Washington this Saturday. In the late 1970s, Brenda Berkman filed a sex discrimination suit against the New York City Fire Department and went on to serve 25 ye

From 2003 to 2013, assets of charitable foundations grew by $321 billion. (Nat'l. Committee for Responsive Philanthropy)

NEW YORK – Foundations receiving tax-deductible contributions are booming, but a new report says little of the new money pouring in makes its way to those working on social justice issues. The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) report says between 2003 and 2013, which incl

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