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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

Smithtown, NY - A legislative showdown is expected today over a controversial proposal to force contractors to investigate the eligibility of Long Island immigrant workers. The Suffolk County Legislature is holding a day-long session with public testimony on a bill that would revoke the licenses of

Albany, NY — Tone it down, please! That will be the call during today's annual Immigrant Day of Action in Albany. They come from diverse upbringings, members of the Chinese, Russian, Latino and Caribbean communities, but Norman Eng with the New York Immigration Coalition says they're all rally

Albany, NY - Thousands of legal immigrants and refugees in New York were left "out in the cold" by changes in federal immigration rules, and their welfare rights are headed to the state's highest court, the New York Court of Appeals. At issue is whether New York state will supplement local benefits

Smithtown, NY - Battle lines are being drawn in Suffolk County over proposed legislation that would require 15,000 licensed contractors to investigate and verify the legal status of immigrant workers or lose their licenses. The measure, announced Thursday, has aroused concern among Long Island elect

Syracuse, NY - A week out from Super Tuesday, immigration is a hot topic. A coalition of New York groups is calling for candidates and pundits to "cool down" the rhetoric and take a rational approach to the immigration debate. At St. Lucy's Church in Syracuse, Andre Kwon wants to see a cooler tone i

New York, NY - This year, only 300 out of the three million New Yorkers on Medicare have complained about the quality of their care. By comparison, around ten percent of commercial health plan members in New York file complaints against their insurers every year. Those are among the findings of a ne

New York, NY — A New York civil rights lawyer has played a major role in preparing the case argued before the Supreme Court this week, concerning the legal rights of Guantanamo Detainees. Michael Ratner, who heads up the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights, says a core Constitution

New York, NY — A new report finds that immigrants are not only a big part of the downstate economy, but they also work jobs that are key to upstate. In fact, immigrants drive 22 percent of New York's economy, and comprise 21 percent of the state's total population. David Kallick with the Fis

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