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PNS Daily Newscast - April 2, 2020 


The Trump Administration decides Obama healthcare exchanges will not reopen - we have reaction. Plus a look a vulnerable COVID-19 population you may not have heard about.

2020Talks - April 2, 2020 


Some states this year use ranked-choice voting. What are some of the benefits during COVID-19? Plus, President Trump and former VP Biden continue to battle over the Affordable Care Act.

Public News Service - TN: Criminal Justice

The ACLU of Tennessee is asking citizens to report their incidences of having property seized during a traffic stop and what their experience was as they tried to retrieve it. Credit: dodgertonskillhause/morguefile.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - From 2009 to 2014, Tennessee law enforcement seized almost $86 million in cash and an untold amount of personal property. As it stands, law enforcement doesn't automatically return the property in a traffic stop, even if the owner of the vehicle is proved innocent. State law pla

Tennessee Youth Development Centers are working towards a more therapeutic approach when it comes to juvenile reform. Credit: taylorschlades/morguefile.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee is one of 10 states that still allows children to be isolated in detention centers through solitary confinement. The fact was highlighted in a recent report by the pro bono program at the law firm Lowenstein Sandler. But Rob Johnson, communications director for

Alexenko (left) pictured with Vice President Joe Biden at a recent event to raise awareness for the backlog of rape kits in New York. Courtesy: Alexenko

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Thousands of rape kits sit on police department shelves across Tennessee some going untested for as long as 30 years. Late last week, the U.S. Department of Justice and the District Attorney of New York announced that Memphis will be receiving nearly $4 million to process the 12,00

The Tennessee state Supreme Court is taking up the question of when police have the right to pull a motorist over for a lane line violation. Credit: Pippalou/Morguefile.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Current law is unclear in Tennessee as to when police have the right to stop you for unsafe driving. The state Supreme Court is hearing two cases that ask the question how many times a driver must cross the center line before they're stopped for a violation. Attorney Sara C

A Mercy for Animals investigation found chickens at a Dukedom, Tennessee, farm were bred to grow so quickly they became crippled under their own weight. Credit: Mercy for Animals.

DUKEDOM, Tenn. – A Tennessee chicken farm has lost its contract to provide chickens for McDonald's through Tyson Foods, after the chicken supplier announced it was terminating its contract with the farmer. Late last week, the animal rights group Mercy for Animals released the results of an un

Antioch, Tennessee has become the latest American community to have a gun incident inside of a movie theater. Photo credit: Michal Zacharzewski/Morguefile.

ANTIOCH, Tenn. – Details of the nation's latest theater shooting continue to unfold, and the debate about gun violence continues. On Wednesday a man armed with a gun and hatchet was killed after witnesses say he exchanged fire with law enforcement and sprayed three people with a chemical irri

Festivals from Memphis to Bristol are now evaluating the Guns in Parks law, passed by state lawmakers earlier this year, and how it could impact their event. Photo credit: John B. Holden/Morguefile.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Under a law passed earlier this year, people with a concealed-carry permit can take a gun inside a private concert or event, even if event organizers wish to prohibit firearms. That's the conclusion of Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery, who issued the opinion at the

PHOTO: A new pilot program in Davidson County is designed to address underlying problems that can lead to juvenile delinquency and crime, and intervening during kids' earliest encounters with the juvenile justice system. Photo credit: Larry Farr/Morguefile.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – One Tennessee county is overhauling the way kids are treated in its juvenile justice system, in the hopes their futures will yield better, more successful results. Davidson County is changing everything from what children wear when they're in custody, to the job titles and

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