PNS Daily Newscast - July 2, 2020 

The White House says no response is planned to reported Russian bounties on U.S. troops; House Democrats unveil an ambitious plan to curb climate change.

2020Talks - July 1, 2020 

Colorado, Utah and Oklahoma all finished up their elections Tuesday, and Medicaid expansion in OK appears to have passed. And, a Supreme Court ruling could open the door for more public money to religious institutions.

Public News Service - NY: Immigrant

NEW YORK - Education advocates are voicing their support of New York State's first new education commissioner in 14 years, but urging more accountability and parental involvement. David Steiner, a Harvard PhD., begins work today, and has indicated he'll focus on the achievement gap between black and

NEW YORK - With the recession still hanging over the economy, Gov. Paterson says he expects the deficit to grow to $3 billion this year. His administration has ruled out further tax hikes, and analysts say that means cuts in the two largest pieces of the budget: health care and education. To that

ALBANY, N.Y. - Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy was the target of a "roast" at a Bayshore restaurant last week when he reportedly made a joke about deporting the restaurant's kitchen workers. As a result, Latino activists will protest outside his office on Wednesday morning. According to organiz

NEW YORK - The nation's obesity problem was put on a scale this week, and experts who 'weighed in' on the subject in the Journal of Health Affairs claim the percentage of obese adults has risen to 27 percent nationwide. New Yorkers are doing slightly better, at 24 percent, at least partly because t

New York, NY - Results of an investigation into hundreds of arrests in New York and New Jersey are leveling serious charges against federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. The report claims agents are breaking the law by breaking into homes. Professor Peter Markowitz of the Cardo

Albany, NY - More than 200,000 young New Yorkers, between the ages of 16 and 24, considered "disconnected" by family advocates, need education, jobs and housing, according to a new report being unveiled today. They are identified as outside the work force, at risk of losing a job, or already headed

Albany, NY - The Obama administration has reversed a Bush-era position on battered women seeking asylum in the U.S., opening the way for sexual and domestic abuse victims worldwide to seek shelter here. Filings in a recent court case show the Obama administration will offer less resistance on the pa

New York, NY - Thursday is day four of Senate confirmation hearings on New York federal judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court. How's she doing? "Outstanding," says Emma Coleman Jordan, a Georgetown University law professor who's watching the hearings "I think that something catas

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