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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 


A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.


2020Talks - September 18, 2020 


Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Public News Service - UT: Civic Engagement

PHOTO: Raising awareness about diversions, energy development and other activities that can negatively impact the Colorado River is the goal of a new coalition called Colorado River Connected. Photo courtesy of the Utah Department of Transportation.

SALT LAKE CITY – A new coalition of several organizations called Colorado River Connected is focused on raising awareness about critical issues affecting the historic river, which serves millions of people living in Utah and several other Western states. Zach Frankel, a spokesman for Colorado

PHOTO: A new AARP survey examines what services older Americans want most in their communities. Photo courtesy Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

SALT LAKE CITY – Older Utahns may be interested in a new AARP study that examines what services people age 50 and older want most in their communities to help make life a little bit easier. Laura Polacheck, communications director at AARP Utah, says the report, “What Is Livable? Commun

GRAPHIC: CWA Local 7704 President Kevin Ondrak says the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is a jobs killer. Image courtesy the CWA.

SALT LAKE CITY - The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal could cause job loss in Utah and elsewhere, according to Communications Workers of America Local 7704 President Keven Ondrak. He said TPP could give U.S. companies even more incentive to send jobs overseas. Ondrak declared that Americ

PHOTO: Utah AFL-CIO President Dale Cox says a U.S. military strike on Syria could hurt working families. Image courtesy U.S. Government.

SALT LAKE CITY - Working-class American families, in Utah and elsewhere, would end up feeling the effects of a U.S. military strike on Syria, according to Dale Cox, president of the Utah AFL-CIO. He shared his views as President Obama pushed for military action against the Syrian government for usin

GRAPHIC: Maryann Martindale with the Alliance for a Better Utah says record low turnout in the presidential election is a sign that Utah voters are being turned off by one-party rule.

SALT LAKE CITY – The "blues" are wading deep into the "red" today (Friday) in Salt Lake City. Democrats are in town for their party chair meeting, a decision that had some scratching their heads. But Maryann Martindale, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, says that no matter

GRAPHIC: Vote button

SALT LAKE CITY - In Utah, low voter turnout has been a stubborn problem - and was even the focus of a Governor's Commission a few years ago. So, this Tuesday - National Voter Registration Day - is one more effort to get people excited about being civic-minded. At the Alliance for a Better Utah, ex

SALT LAKE CITY - This week, ALEC comes to Utah. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a conservative think tank that convenes private businesspeople with state lawmakers to draft legislation that is then introduced around the country. At its 39th annual meeting, which starts on Wednesd

PHOTO: old telephone wrapped in cord. Photo credit: Deborah Smith

PROVO, Utah - Hold the phone! Robocall season is underway in Utah, along with the election season. Political robocalls are exempted from National Do Not Call Registry regulations, and some families have been targeted for several calls a day. Shaun Dakin founded the National Political Do Not Contac

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