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PNS Daily Newscast - August 4, 2020 


Despite Trump threat, NV Gov. Sisolak signs expanded vote-by-mail into law; Trump wants Treasury to get percentage of any TikTok deal.


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Trump threatens Nevada with litigation for passing a bill to send ballots to all registered voters. Plus, primaries today in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington.

Public News Service - UT: Social Justice

A bipartisan group of volunteers is gathering signatures across the state to put a referendum on the November ballot to negate a tax reform package approved by the Utah Legislature. (mokee81/Adobe Stock)

SALT LAKE CITY - A grassroots group of Utah voters is under a tight deadline to put a referendum on the ballot to nullify a tax-reform package approved by state lawmakers. The Republican-controlled Utah Legislature passed a package of tax-code changes in a December special session - but a recent '

A new report shows that women working full-time jobs in Utah make only about 70% of that similarly employed men make, about 10% lower than the national average. (bernardboto/AdobeStock)

SALT LAKE CITY – A new poll shows that Utah women rank last among the 50 states for the amount of money they make compared with men. Data from a study by YMCA Utah and the Institute for Women's Policy Research found the so-called wage gap for Utah women with full-time jobs was just 68.9% of

Under Utah's 2015 criminal justice reforms, the percentage of the prison population serving time for nonviolent offenses shrank from 40 percent to 32 percent. (Keith Allison/Flickr)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah's prison population is now well below where it had been projected to be by this time, according to new data The Pew Charitable Trusts. Researchers say a few key changes to law enforcement policy are saving the state millions of dollars in incarceration costs. Pew's an

Several colleges in Utah have opened food pantries to help address the growing challenges of food insecurity among students. (USDA)

SALT LAKE CITY - A growing number of college students in Utah and across the nation don't have enough money to buy food, according to a new national survey. It says nearly one in 10 community college students went without food for 24 hours in the past month. Researchers found that nearly half of co

In most cases, law enforcement is prohibited from entering a family home unless the family consents or agents have a warrant. (Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The American Civil Liberties Union is pushing back against what it claims is increasingly heavy handed actions by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Utah and across the country. The group filed suit this week against ICE and the U.S. Marshals Service in respons

The addition of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court could tip the scales in Janus v. AFSCME. (Wikimedia Commons)

SALT LAKE CITY – The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Monday in a case many say could determine the fate of the nation's unions. Justices will decide whether or not Mark Janus, a public employee in Illinois, should be required to pay fees to the union that provides serv

Five native tribes  the Hopi, Navajo, Ute Mountain Ute, Zuni and Ute  are prepared to file suit to block the Trump administration's move to shrink Bears Ears National Monument. (BLM)

SALT LAKE CITY -- President Donald Trump will be in Utah today to announce changes in the size of both Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. Documents obtained by the Washington Post suggest Bears Ears could be reduced by 85 percent, and Grand Staircase could be cut by nearl

A majority of the people incarcerated in Utah have less than a high school education. (Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY -- A new program spearheaded by the University of Utah is reviving higher education classes for incarcerated people at the Utah State Correctional Facility in Draper, after a ten year hiatus. Erin Castro, an assistant professor at the University, is the driving force behind The Univ

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