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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 - WA: Civil Rights

Seattle, WA – Washington's prison population increased about 3 percent in the past year, by 565 inmates, bringing the state's total to more than 18,000. That's just one of many grim findings in a new study that says one out of every 100 Americans is now in prison. The Pew Research Institute's

Monroe, WA/Steilacoom, WA - About 16,000 people spend Christmas in Washington prisons, and 3,500 more beds are being added by 2009. After the Reformatory Unit at Monroe Correctional Complex was "locked down" Dec. 19-21 following fighting and threats, 26 people were put in "segregation," or solitary

Lacey, WA – About 8,400 people in Washington were convicted last year of drug-related felonies, but only the federal sentences will get a second look after this week's U.S. Supreme Court decisions. The court ruled in two drug cases that judges should be able to impose shorter sentences, depend

Portland, OR/Seattle, WA – It's hard enough to get a good-paying job in Washington, but if you're just out of prison, it can seem almost impossible. However, in the Portland area, Multnomah County has joined a small but growing number of employers to strike the question, 'Have you ever been co

Seattle, WA – A group of more than 1,000 attorneys is calling for an independent investigation of the Washington State Patrol's crime lab system. They're asking for a probe of allegations that the crime lab mishandled such evidence as blood and ballistics tests, and misstated expert testimony,

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