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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 


The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


2020Talks - August 7, 2020 


The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Public News Service - TN: Civic Engagement

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

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The time for Tennessee's Congressional delegation to hear from constituents at home is winding down, and some in the state are worried about what could be left out of the national debate on health care reform. Jeff Teague, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Middle and East

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The state of Tennessee is missing out on millions in tax revenue, according to Tennesseans for Fair Taxation. The group worked during the just-completed legislative session to convince lawmakers that the state needs to find ways to collect more revenue. Dick Williams, who serves

Nashville, TN – The Tennessee State Ethics Commission was established after five state lawmakers were convicted of accepting bribes following a 2005 sting the FBI called Operation Tennessee Waltz. Now that recently-formed commission could be downsized under legislation proposed by State Senato

Nashville, TN – Americans serving overseas are getting short-changed on their voting rights according to a new report. The analysis by the Pew Center for the States calculated state-by-state the amount of time it takes for absentee ballots to be requested, sent, returned and tabulated. It foun

Nashville, TN – The idea of an amendment to the state constitution to ban an income tax in Tennessee is being circulated by some anti-tax state lawmakers - at a time when the state treasury is coming up one billion dollars short. The proposal doesn't make sense, according to Brian Paddock with

Nashville, TN - With just one day left before the election, advocates are advising people with disabilities to call their county election office to check on accessibility and to request assistance if they need it. Those with visual impairments should ask for an online sample ballot in an appropriate

Nashville, TN – There will be dancing in the streets for the presidential debate. Child advocates and supporters are pulling out all the stops today and Tuesday in Nashville, with a series of music and dance events leading up to the debate. Linda O'Neal, of the Tennessee Commission on Childre

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