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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

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A number of groups in Tennessee are hoping to keep the American dream intact. Tennessee Citizen Action, USAction and MoveOn.org are encouraging Tennesseans to attend a series of small meetings at homes and coffee shops this weekend to talk about what they call attacks on middle-cl

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Gov. Bill Haslam's tort reform bill heads to a Tennessee House subcommittee today. Among other provisions, it aims to impose an arbitrary cap of $750,000 on damages a jury can award for pain, suffering, disability, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life. Supporters of

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - State-funded services are already stretched thin in such areas as mental health and children's programs, so a $1.5 billion budget shortfall will force incoming Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to make some very difficult choices. John Stewart, former board chairman for Tennesseans

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Income tax cuts initiated by the Bush administration in 2001 lowered rates across the board on income, dividends and capital gains. The bill also lowered taxes on Tennessee's middle class families and the working poor. The executive director of Tennesseans for Fair Taxation, Eli

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Just who should call the shots when it comes to writing textbooks will be on the agenda when Tennessee educators meet thousands of their counterparts in New Orleans at the upcoming Representative Assembly of the National Education Association. Fewer companies are publishing text

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - If you enjoyed the recent public television special by director Ken Burns about the history of America's National Park system, you might also check out another film coming to PBS stations. "Forever Wild," hosted by Robert Redford, ventures into some of the country's unspoiled p

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A citizen protest is planned in front of the headquarters of UnitedHealthcare in Brentwood today to urge the company's CEO to sign a pledge to support "real" health care reform. The company is one of the largest insurers in Tennessee. Today's demonstration is part of a nationwide

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - On Sept. 3, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed groundbreaking legislation that guaranteed future generations would be able to use and enjoy the nation's wilderness areas. Forty-five years later, more than 109 million acres have been designated and preserved under the Wilderne

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