Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Kamala Harris locks down delegates needed to become Democratic Party nominee

Vice President Kamala Harris is another step closer to becoming the Democratic Party’s nominee for President. A survey put out by the Associate Press today shows Harris has the support of 1,976 delegates… the number needed to secure the nomination. The delegates will make their choice official at next month’s Democratic National Convention in Chicago.       Tonight, I […]
Monday, July 22, 2024

CA political analysts predict a close presidential race between Harris and Trump

  By Suzanne Potter, reporter/producer, California News Service, a bureau of Public News Service.    California political analysts predict the race for president will tighten since President Joe Biden has dropped out and endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris. If elected, Harris would be the first Black woman and first person of Asian descent to ascend to the highest office in the land. […]
Monday, July 22, 2024

President Joe Biden announces he will not run for reelection

    My fellow Democrats, I have decided not to accept the nomination and to focus all my energies on my duties as President for the remainder of my term. My very first decision as the party nominee in 2020 was to pick Kamala Harris as my Vice President. And it’s been the best… — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July […]
Friday, July 19, 2024

CA workers encouraged to know their rights for hot days

  Suzanne Potter, reporter/producer, California News Service, a bureau of Public News Service.    California shattered heat records left and right this month and temperatures are forecast to be 10 degrees above normal for several days. Therefore,  the state wants to remind workers of their right to shade, free cold water, and rest breaks. Also, employers are required to train […]
Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Toning down the rhetoric in the 2024 presidential race

  Mike Moen, reporter/producer, Wisconsin News Connection, a bureau of Public News Service.   The Republican National Convention is underway in Milwaukee, and the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump is a focal point. Voters and academics also wonder how democracy is being defined amid turbulent political times. There have been calls from both parties to tone down the rhetoric […]
Monday, July 15, 2024

Several groups issue warnings about controversial Project 2025

  Eric Galatas, reporter/producer, Colorado News Connection, a bureau of Public News Service.   Civil rights groups are sounding the alarm about potential threats to American democracy posed by Project 2025, a roadmap created by The Heritage Foundation for the next Republican president. The 900 page document calls for dismantling key protections against discrimination, access to reproductive health care, and more. […]
Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Black women’s equal pay day is today

  By Suzanne Potter Reporter/Producer, California News Service, a bureau of Public News Service.    Today is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, and at 11 a.m. PT, advocates hope to get the topic trending with a “social media storm.” The wage gap is stark. Black women working full-time, year-round, make 69 cents for every dollar made by non-Hispanic white men. The […]
Thursday, June 27, 2024

Los Angeles City Council demands investigation into Burbank Police homeless man controversy

More fallout from that controversial video showing two Burbank police officers interacting with a distressed homeless man. Los Angeles City Council President Paul Krekorian released the video earlier this month and accused the Burbank cops of “dumping” the homeless man near his office on a North Hollywood street. “We have known for years that neighboring cities were dumping unhoused people […]
Saturday, June 22, 2024

More warnings of threats to US democracy

  By Alex Gonzalez, producer/reporter, Arizona News Connection, a bureau of Public News Service.   Recently, the Arizona Court of Appeals  dismissed a case to decertify the results of the 2022 general election. It was brought by Republican Arizona attorney general candidate Abraham Hamadeh, Republican Cochise County Supervisor Tom Crosby, and an independent voter. The 2024 presidential election is highly […]