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 - VA: Civic Engagement

PHOTO: Supporters of limits on carbon pollution say they will have significant health benefits; detractors say they'll slow the economy. Both sides weigh in at EPA hearings this week. Photo courtesy of the Sierra Club.

RICHMOND, Va. - The Environmental Protection Agency is taking public comments on rules designed to cut carbon pollution from power plants by nearly one-third from 2005 levels. Supporters say the new regulations also would save thousands of lives a year - and critics say the carbon pollution limits

ILLUSTRATION: Saturday is the 12th anniversary of signing the Patriot Act, and some believe the government may have gone too far in its efforts to combat terrorism by conducting surveillance in violation of the Bill of Rights, according to privacy advocates. Courtesy Free Press.

WASHINGTON – Revelations by leakers Julian Assange and Edward Snowden have shown U.S. government agencies such as the NSA may have violated Americans' right to privacy, according to advocates who are going to march and rally in Washington this weekend to protest. Adwoa Masozi of the Bill of

PHOTO: VEA President Meg Gruber recruiting members to participate in the October 19 Day of Action. Photo credit: VEA

RICHMOND, Va. – You might get a phone call or a visit from a teacher this weekend in Virginia. The state teachers' union is mobilizing its members this Saturday for what it's calling a Day of Action. Meg Gruber, president of the Virginia Education Association (VEA), says the goal is to raise

PHOTO: According to the Virginia Public Access Project, the gubernatorial candidates have accepted 35-thousand dollars in contributions this year from payday and car title lenders, their founders, or related donations. Photo credit: Microsoft images

RICHMOND, Va. - According to a coalition of faith leaders in Virginia, political candidates are taking money from the state's most disadvantaged people when they accept campaign contributions from predatory lenders. According to Holly Coy, program director for the Virginia Interfaith Center for Publ

PHOTO: The Nansemond Indian tribe is planning to build a cultural center and replica Indian village on property that used to belong to its ancestors. Photo Credit: Jesse Bass

SUFFOLK, Va. – This weekend, the Nansemond Indian Tribe is reclaiming its ancestral land in Virginia. After years of delays, the city of Suffolk is transferring park land to the tribe so it can build a cultural center and a replica Indian village. The deed signing will take place at the tr

GRAPHIC: The Strong Kids, Strong Virginia campaign releases a new poll about voter attitudes in Virginia.

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia voters are evenly split in the race for governor, and overall, Virginians are pleased with the direction of the state, but a new poll shows serious concerns about the future for kids. The "Strong Kids, Strong Virginia" campaign revealed the results this morning of a survey

PHOTO: A new poll finds Virginians overwhelmingly support immigration reform.

RICHMOND, Va. – As the U.S. Senate debates sweeping immigration reform legislation, supporters are releasing a new poll of Virginians that shows overwhelming public approval of those reforms. The survey by Harper Polling was commissioned by a coalition of immigration reform groups, and finds


RICHMOND, Va. - In just six months, Virginia voters will elect a new governor, lieutenant governor and a host of other state and local officials. And even though children are not allowed to vote, a coalition of advocacy groups is promising to give them a voice. From quality child care and health c

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