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PNS Daily Newscast - June 2, 2020 


President Trump berates governors as 'weak' amid growing racial unrest; an interfaith group sees a link between protests and climate change.

2020Talks - June 2, 2020 


Eight states plus Washington DC have primaries today, even as cities determine how to move forward in the wake of massive protests nationwide; President Trump says he'll deploy active US troops to quell them.

Public News Service - TN: Civic Engagement

PHOTO: On this day in 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court made its landmark ruling on abortion in the case of Roe V. Wade. Photo credit: Debra Sweet.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Today marks the 41st anniversary of the landmark Roe vs. Wade abortion-rights decision, but an historic vote in Tennessee later this year could wash away those protections. Residents will go to the polls in November to vote on Amendment 1, which states that nothing in the Tenness

PHOTO: The Tennessee Wilderness Act has been reintroduced in Congress by the state’s two U-S Senators. The legislation seeks to permanently protect 20,000 acres of the Cherokee National Forest and add the state’s first new wilderness area in more than a quarter-century. CREDIT: Chris M. Morris

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Supporters are hoping the third time is the charm for the Tennessee Wilderness Act, which has once again been introduced in Congress. The legislation, sponsored by Tennessee's two U.S. senators, would expand five current wilderness areas and permanently protect 20,000 acres of t

PHOTO: As immigration reform is debated in Washington, D.C., polling finds a majority in Tennessee wants something done, including a path to citizenship. CREDIT: Sasha Y. Kimel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Most Tennesseans believe the country's immigration reform system needs to be fixed, and a new poll also has found majority support for the U.S. Senate bill crafted by the bipartisan "Gang of Eight." The legislation includes a rigorous path to citizenship. Yuri Cunza, president,

PHOTO: CREDO Mobile President Michael Kieschnick says businesses need to be courageous when it comes to political involvement. He'll be a featured speaker at the upcoming Social Venture Network Spring Conference. Courtesy of CREDO Mobile.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Some socially minded businesses may shy away from getting involved in issues considered controversial, but that doesn't have to be the case. Michael Kieschnick, chief executive and president of CREDO Mobile, advises businesses that when it comes to mixing business and politics,

PHOTO: Dan and Brenda Dillon, at the Disability Community's legislative reception last year. Courtesy Tennessee Disability Coalition.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Hundreds of Tennesseans with disabilities and their advocates will converge on the Legislative Plaza in Nashville today for the annual Disability Day on the Hill. Among those on hand will be Angela Webster, public policy analyst for the Disability Law and Advocacy Center of Tenne

Scott Finney (L) and Frank Meeuwis of The Arc Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Scott Finney, a spokesman for The Arc Tennessee, calls it "hate speech" - a word with the power to insult, offend and belittle. The word is "retard," often referred to as the "r" word. The term was used last week on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight by conservative political commentator

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - One item on the agenda as Tennessee lawmakers return to the State Capitol Tuesday for the second session of the 107th General Assembly is a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would forever ban a state income tax. It has already passed in the Senate, and that has som

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As the campaign season gets underway, many Tennessee voters may not be aware that a new law takes effect in January of 2012, requiring them to produce photo identification before they will be allowed to vote. It is part of a nationwide trend that some see as a crackdown on fraudul

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