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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

Patchogue, NY – A coalition of Long Island religious, labor, and immigrant leaders, as well as the N.A.A.C.P., meets today to demand an end to a rash of hate crimes in the area. From swastikas, to an explosion in the mailbox of a black household, to nooses at Hempstead city offices, local huma

Albany, NY — Monday marked another round of heated debate over Governor Spitzer's plan to make it easier for immigrants to obtain their New York driver's licenses. In one room, a state committee heard testimony dominated by opponents, who claim making it easier for undocumented immigrants to d

New York leaders have opened a new battlefront against the Bush administration over health care. Fresh from a fight over extending "S-CHIP" health coverage to more children, the state is now challenging the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services over their refusal to cover emergency chemot

In a case of modern-day slavery, a Long Island couple was released into house arrest and is awaiting trial on charges of human trafficking and forced labor abuse. The couple is accused of human trafficking and the sequestering and abuse of two Indonesian women who worked inside their estate. Feder

As Congress gets back to work today, legislators and lobbyists will try to revive stalled legislation on immigration and labor reform. Andrea Batista-Schlesinger with the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy says immigration reforms aren't just for immigrants. She says under the current system,

Washington, D.C. - Hundreds of New Yorkers are headed to the nation's capitol today to tell Congress and the president not to give up on comprehensive immigration reform. Andres Kwon of Syracuse is one of over 500 New Yorkers planning to join a march to the White House; he says he's marching becaus

Immigrant families in New York are rallying on May Day to draw attention to the way immigration laws can tear families apart. Immigrants will carry a family tree to symbolize how immigration policy and recent raids in Albany and on Long Island have separated parents from children, and spouses from

The House will be taking the lead as lawmakers in Washington today enter a new round in the nation's immigration debate. Avidech Moussavian at the New York Immigration Coalition, says the new bill is being called the STRIVE Act of 2007. It attempts to balance security concerns with the needs of th

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