PNS Daily Newscast - August 18, 2017 

In our rundown spotlight today: at least 13 are dead in Barcelona after a driver ran his van into pedestrians; a researcher examines ways to resolve racial inequality; and a new study finds Latinos will fuel a quarter of America's economic growth in 2020.

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Ahead of the 51st anniversary of the voting rights marches in Selma, Ala., an interfaith group is celebrating the works of the

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Now that we're in the final weeks of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights marches in Selma, Alabama, a group of Minnesota interfaith leaders is celebrating the public justice works of a Midwest nun who was there. The Joint Religious Legislative Coalition is hosting a viewi

PHOTO: The American Indian Math Project mixes culture with many hands-on learning experiences in helping prepare the youth for higher education and the 21st century workforce. CREDIT: DIW

MINNEAPOLIS – Many children might groan at the thought of having to learn math and science over summer vacation, but a unique effort in Minnesota is finding success. It’s the American Indian Math Project through the Minneapolis School District and the Division of Indian Work. Louise

PHOTO: Last fall, Minnesotans rejected a proposed state constitution ban on gay marriage. Now, just six months later, the state is close to making same sex marriage legal. The House will take up the marriage equity bill today and if passed, the Senate will vote on Monday. CREDIT: Fibonacci Blue

ST. PAUL, Minn. - An historic vote at the State Capitol today, as the Minnesota House approved a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage. The state Senate will take up the marriage equality bill on Monday. Governor Mark Dayton has indicated he would sign the legislation It is an issue that has d

MINNEAPOLIS - For the first time in 25 years, the band that backed Prince during his "Purple Rain" years is coming together for a show in Minneapolis, in partnership with the American Heart Association. The reunion of The Revolution was the idea of drummer Bobby Z, who survived a near-fatal heart at

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A group of lawmakers and religious leaders is voicing its opposition to any gambling expansion for revenue to help fund a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. Brian Rusche, executive director of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, says once all the glitter is gone, the soc

MINNEAPOLIS - Vampires have long been a hit in teen pop culture, with the "Twilight" series the latest example of that interest. The expected release of the movie version of the book "Eclipse" in the series next month is being viewed as an opportunity to talk with teens about gender roles, abstinenc

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. - Chefs from across Minnesota will be cooking up their top specialties at the State Fair today, using Minnesota-grown food. It's part of "Minnesota Cooks," sponsored by the Minnesota Farmers Union, designed to highlight the economic and nutritional advantages of including local

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota's waterways will soon get a scrub-down, thanks to some new cool cash flowing into state coffers. The money has started to come in this month after Minnesota voters last November passed the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, providing for a state sales tax increase to

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