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PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 


The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress, a federal judge ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - WA: Criminal Justice

SEATTLE - A measure that would have, for the first time, allowed candidates for the State Supreme Court to accept public campaign funding made it all the way to the Senate floor this session, but fell short of the votes needed to become law. Opponents, in part, blamed the poor economy for their vote

SEATTLE - It's income tax season again and, for some people, the only thing worse than rounding up all their receipts and documentation, is finding out too late that they hired someone to do their taxes who was either unqualified or simply trying to rip them off. Last year, the Internal Revenue Se

SEATTLE - If you were one of the estimated 30 million Americans who spent part of the long weekend on the nation's highways, a new report says you had some unwelcome and dangerous company. An American Association of Justice (AAJ) analysis of government data finds that drivers in Washington state sha

Seattle, WA – City and county officials concerned about gangs, youth crime and at-risk kids will be turning to experts today to figure out how to get more teens involved in positive activities. After-school and summer programs are one way to keep Washington State students learning and out of t

Bellevue, WA – One surefire way to keep money safe in this economy is to not give it to a crook. Today in Bellevue, about 300 people are learning how to avoid a whole new crop of scams that prey on financial fears. Crime prevention and legal experts say there's a lot to watch out for here in W

Olympia, WA – Tuesday is a "Statewide Day of Action" for the Washington Federation of State Employees. Union members will be contacting their legislators to protest the long list of potential cuts to state jobs, agencies and services being proposed to stem the flow of red ink in Washington's b

Olympia, WA – The State Legislature is being asked in hearings this week to change a law that restricts the voting rights of tens of thousands of Washingtonians. More than 167,000 people in Washington don’t vote because prior criminal convictions prevent them from voting until they pay o

Connell, WA – Experts are calling it a "major change in crime policy," but a new federal law seems to be promoting a different strategy than what's happening on the ground in Washington State. Last week, President Bush signed the "Second Chance Act," which pumps more federal money into educat

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