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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. - 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

Nashville, TN – "Our Voice, Our Vote" wants new voters in Tennessee to stand up and be counted - and if they're not sure exactly how to do that, the group is ready to help. It's a statewide campaign to raise historically low voter turnout in Tennessee. Tonight in Nashville, new voters will ha

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