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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Honoring Fallen North Dakota Workers

April 27, 2007


Fourteen workers died last year in North Dakota's factories, farms, and oil fields. On Saturday, labor leaders from across the state will honor them in observances of Workers' Memorial Day. This year's observance is especially poignant in light of the ongoing controversy surrounding the agency charged with ensuring workplace safety. Rick Pfenning, president of the Missouri Slope Central Labor Council, says that's due in part to the kinds of jobs done by workers in the state.

"Part of that's probably due to increased construction, increased activity in the oil fields, and I don't see anything that's going to stop this trend in the future."

Pfenning adds that until workplace safety laws get tougher, the death toll will probably continue upward.

"The criminal penalty for willfully causing the death of a worker is six months in jail, and the penalty for harassing wildlife on federal land is twice that."

Saturday's event starts at 11 a.m. State Sen. Tracy Potter is the featured speaker.

John Robinson/Chris Thomas, Public News Service - ND