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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 - OH: Civil Rights

Does Senate Bill 33 chill free speech or protect public safety? (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio House committee could vote today to approve so-called "anti-protest" legislation. The House Public Utilities Committee is holding its seventh hearing on Senate Bill 33, which would increase penalties for those who physically damage or tamper with critical infrastruct

Ohioans are encouraged to review their voter registration status on the Secretary of State's website this month. (NatalieMayor/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After scoring a victory in court, the Ohio Secretary of State's Office is expected to follow through on a massive voter registration purge today. The purge is happening despite discovering mistakes on the list, released by Secretary of State Frank LaRose, of roughly 235,000

Sojourner Truth was in Ohio when she delivered one of the most important women's rights speeches in American history. (Ohio History Connection)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It's been 99 years since American women gained the right to vote – a milestone achieved thanks in part to the dedication of many Ohioans. Women's Equality Day is celebrated on Aug. 26 each year to commemorate the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States Cons

There are about 4,000 DACA recipients in Ohio. (The All-Nite Images/Flickr)

CINCINNATI – March 5, 2018, was the deadline President Donald Trump gave Congress to develop permanent solutions for DACA recipients. The day passed, and a year later young immigrants still are unsure about their future. DACA, which stands for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, al

As a farmer, educator and social-justice advocate, Onika Abraham says organic practices are rooted in past generations, from all walks of life and across the globe. (OEFFA)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A premiere gathering for sustainable farmers, backyard growers and local food enthusiasts in Ohio marks a key milestone this year by elevating the historic injustices in agriculture, and exploring ways to a more diverse path for the future. Director of Farm School NYC Onika

Researchers say segregation in Cleveland is a result of decades of discriminatory policy decisions<br />and disinvestment in areas populated primarily by African-Americans. (Eric Drost/Flickr)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A person's ZIP code can be a determining factor in life outcomes, and a new analysis examines the impacts of structural segregation in one of Ohio's largest cities. With more than 388,000 residents, Cleveland is Ohio's second-most populous city. It's also ranked by Census d

Supporters of the Pastor Protection Act contend it's needed to prevent tension and lawsuits regarding same-sex marriage. (qimono/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Controversial legislation in Ohio known as the Pastor Protection Act is making its way closer to the governor's desk. A Senate committee could schedule a vote this week on House Bill 36, which would protect the right of clergy members to refuse to perform weddings that viol

Opponents argue that anti-protest legislation in Ohio would impede the rights of citizens. terimakashi0/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – There was a packed house Wednesday at an Ohio Senate committee hearing on a bill that could silence a form of free speech. Senate Bill 250 would tighten the state's laws regarding trespassing and property damage involving oil and gas pipelines, and other industrial infrastru

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