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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 - TN: Civic Engagement

Nashville, TN - Advocates in Tennessee say it's time for lawmakers to "Step Up For Kids." Events taking place statewide Tuesday are part of a national non-partisan campaign to focus attention on child welfare, health and education. April Swoner, with the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth,

St. Paul, Minnesota – One of Tennessee’s delegates to the RNC has never voted for a president in her life. 19-year-old Lauren Fairbanks, from the town of Soddy Daisy, recently moved into her freshman dorm at Middle Tennessee State University, and says she's having a life-changing experie

Nashville, TN – The Democratic National Convention kicks off today; next week, it will be the Republicans' turn to party. In the midst of the excitement, a Tennessee filmmaker wants America to take a more critical look at the way the nation's elections work - or don't work. The documentary, "

Nashville, TN – An election year isn't just about picking leaders; it's also about holding them accountable. That's the word from activists who believe real change is in the air for Tennessee and the nation. Author David Sirota visits Nashville today to talk about how the left and the right

Nashville, TN – A new coalition of groups in Tennessee is urging lawmakers to pick up the pace for the "Tennessee Voter Confidence Act." The legislation requires new voting machines that generate a paper record, and that would ensure accessibility for disabled voters. But time is running short

Nashville, TN – Tennessee is at "high risk" today for voting problems, according to a voter watchdog report that criticizes the state for not providing paper receipts for voters or auditing the voting machines. Pamela Smith with the Verified Voting Foundation says even with that bad news, sh

Nashville, TN – Electronic is not the wave of the future -- at least, not when it comes to voting. That's the conclusion of a report to be examined this week by a Tennessee legislative committee. For years, most Tennessee counties have used the so-called "black box" electronic voting machines

Nashville, TN – Politicians may find it a little harder to hide from the tough questions in Tennessee this week. A group that has spent years collecting voting records, speech transcripts and campaign donation details on candidates and elected officials is offering public access to them, free

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