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 - NY: Immigrant

New York, NY - Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez of New York, the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, is in the spotlight as New York activists kick off a nationwide campaign aimed at fixing America's immigration system. The push to reform immigration starts in earnest Wednesday, when a nation

New York, NY — Health officials now expect the new swine flu to spread to all 50 states, and in New York the advice remains the same: If you feel sick, stay home. But Gwen O'Shea with the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island says millions of families in the state cannot afford to take tha

Albany, NY — State lawmakers must decide by June 30 whether to leave the mayor in control of New York City schools, amend mayoral powers or end them. Mayor Bloomberg paints a rosy picture of the city's school system, but members of the Campaign for Better Schools do not like the way he is doin

Albany, NY — A first-of-its-kind measure to protect domestic workers is up for consideration in New York. State lawmakers have heard from nannies, housekeepers and caregivers, who say the measure is needed to protect them from "slave-like" conditions. That might sound like overstatement - were

Albany, NY - President Obama signs a bill today that will create what he calls "an army of volunteers" dedicated to addressing the nation's toughest problems. The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act will, according to the president, triple the number of "Americans helping Americans" in a time of ext

Albany, NY - The Long Island Immigrant Alliance is welcoming the news that President Obama will add immigration reform legislation to his already-heaping plate of first-year priorities. A report in the New York Times says the President will move ahead on immigration reform this year, despite an over

New York, NY — Following the murders of 13 people at an immigrant service center last Friday in Binghamton, N.Y., immigrant advocates are concerned that the tragedy might give some immigrants second thoughts about getting the training they need to become productive citizens and find work. Amy

New York, NY — Millions of New Yorkers are headed to work today under threat of a 23 percent fare hike coupled with the possible loss of some bus, train and subway runs. Steep fare increases, painful service cuts and layoffs of at least 1,100 transit workers all will happen, the Metropolitan T

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