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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 


The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


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The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Public News Service - WI: Social Justice

Wisconsin leaders have a goal of seeing all residents have access to broadband internet by 2025. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. - A task force is starting work on ways to further address broadband access issues in rural Wisconsin. But an advocacy group says the effort must address the issue of competition in order to be effective. The Badger State consistently has ranked low when it comes to broadband coverag

Wisconsin's governor has announced that three retired judges will review applications of people who want to serve on a nonpartisan commission to redraw the state's legislative districts. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. - The State of Wisconsin is now accepting applications for people to serve on a nonpartisan redistricting panel, aimed at eliminating political influence in redrawing legislative maps. But some are questioning whether the state is ready for this approach. After each census, states ar

In the past decade, Wisconsin's Republican-led Legislature has passed a series of election laws that activists say unfairly target poor and minority voters. They say upholding these laws is especially problematic in a key election year. (Adobe Stock)

MILWAUKEE -- Republican leaders in Wisconsin secured a victory ahead of the November election after an appeals court reinstated various voting restrictions. Despite the decision, an advocacy group says it remains undeterred in helping disenfranchised voters. The federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeal

Nationwide, an estimated 27 million people in the United States have lost their jobs - and therefore their health insurance - during the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin's jobless rate sits at 12% in the economic fallout caused by COVID-19. Health insurance gaps are expected, including for families with young children, and some worry they're not seeking enough help. Analysts say Wisconsin has a higher than average reliance on employer-

In Wisconsin, studies show that racial gaps in education and employment are especially concerning. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Demands for systemic change in the U.S. grow louder by the day following the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man in Minneapolis. Activists say white populations need to listen, but also take action in their own lives. Those demanding change say in sta

State health officials say dozens of COVID-19 cases were linked to Wisconsin's in-person primary in April, but researchers say the effects might run deeper in the minds of voters. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. - The controversial decision to hold in-person voting for the April primary drew a lot of anger in Wisconsin. Now, the attention shifts to November, with an effort to restore confidence in the voting process. A new study by economists at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Ball S

Various church leaders in Wisconsin are hoping to advocate for certain policy measures they say adhere more to their faith as opposed to some of the political rhetoric seen in religious activism. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Religious activism often is associated with divisive topics such as abortion, but some church leaders in Wisconsin are calling on Congress to take more action for those affected by the pandemic. Some of the stimulus money set aside by federal lawmakers has gone to churches impacte

In states with Democratic governors, including Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan, protests against stay-at-home orders are being led by organizations aligned with President Donald Trump. (peoplesdispatch.org)

MADISON, Wis. -- Another protest against Wisconsin's "stay-at-home" order is scheduled for Friday. Similar events have been held across the country, and a sociologist says while the politics behind them raise questions, punitive measures aren't safe. In recent days, demonstrations were held in Bro

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