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PNS Daily Newscast - June 2, 2020 


President Trump berates governors as 'weak' amid growing racial unrest; an interfaith group sees a link between protests and climate change.

2020Talks - June 2, 2020 


Eight states plus Washington DC have primaries today, even as cities determine how to move forward in the wake of massive protests nationwide; President Trump says he'll deploy active US troops to quell them.

Public News Service - VA: Civic Engagement

Photo: Children of immigrant families participate in immigration rally on Capitol Hill. Photo credit: First Focus

RICHMOND, Va. - As a U.S. Senate committee prepares to vote this week on a sweeping immigration reform bill, advocates for children say it contains critical provisions for protecting and helping immigrant youth. It includes a pathway to citizenship, and other provisions to keep families together.

PHOTO: Some groups are urging Gov. McDonnell to veto 'Voter ID' bills, saying they will restrict some people from voting. Courtesy of Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy.

RICHMOND, Va. - Several groups have signed a letter urging Gov. Bob McDonnell to veto the new "Voter ID" bills, which they see as both costly to taxpayers and restrictive to the entire voting process. The legislation - SB 1256 and HB 1337 - eliminates Social Security cards, government checks, utili

Latinos ? Obama

FAIRFAX, Va. – Republicans will need to do an about-face when it comes to immigration issues if they want to capture the Latino vote, according to a new poll of Latino voters in Virginia. The poll by Latino Decisions shows that 66 percent of Latinos in Virginia voted for President Barack Oba

Latino Voter Poll Discussion at George Mason University.

FAIRFAX, Va. - Virginia is a key swing state for the presidential election, and with poll numbers changing daily in what will likely be a very tight race, some wonder if the candidates are paying enough attention to an increasingly influential voting bloc: Latinos. New poll results of Hispanics in V

Hareth Andrade

ARLINGTON, Va. – There are more than 14,000 undocumented young people in Virginia who are potentially eligible for the new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, started by the Obama administration in August. It gives young people who came to the United States before age 16 tem

Obama Romney

RICHMOND, Va. - With less than a week until the first presidential debate, several groups have banded together to make sure the issue of climate change will be on the moderator's list of questions. A top concern for many voters is the economy and jobs. Mike Palamuso, senior vice president for commu

GRAPHIC: Pie chart of who doesn't pay federal income tax. Courtesy of CBPP.

RICHMOND, Va. – Pundits and politicians are throwing around a lot of numbers these days, and when it comes to taxes – and who is, or who isn't, paying them – one group aims to separate the facts from fiction. Chuck Marr, director of federal tax policy for the Center on Budget and

Sun Covered with Soot

RICHMOND, Va. - The public comment period has ended for the Soot Rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). So far, this rule has received more supportive comments from the general public than at any time in the agency's history. Peter Iwaowicz, the director of the Clean Air Campa

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