PNS Daily Newscast - May 28, 2020 

A grim milestone as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 100,000; and 'housing justice' advocates fear folks who lost their jobs could lose their homes.

2020Talks - May 28, 2020 

Former VP Joe Biden condemns recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as yet another deadly encounter between police and an unarmed Black man. He did so before a virtual talk with PA Gov. Tom Wolf, ahead of next Tuesday's eight primaries.

Archive: May 11, 2009

Richmond - In tight times like these, nursing home residents and their families often don't know they're protected by federal laws. Advocates say it's particularly important for the elderly and their families to know that the law protects people from being unjustly discharged from nursing homes beca ...Read More

Madison, WI - It appears a measure that would ban smoking in all public places in Wisconsin is heading for passage. That legislative action could come as early as Wednesday, after a compromise was announced last week that would implement the ban in July of 2010. That would give bars in places not co ...Read More

Lansing, MI - Many Michigan families with children facing mental health challenges are hoping lawmakers consider the long-term costs of cutting mental health services. Those advocates say the short-term budget savings will be far outweighed by the long-term cost. Jane Shank, a family advocate with ...Read More

Detroit, MI - With the nation's highest unemployment rate and the auto industry struggling, Michigan feels a sense of urgency. Last week, representatives of the Obama administration spent two days in the state listening to residents' concerns. The administration will get more input from Michiganers ...Read More

Cleveland, Ohio – It’s been on the books for 18 years, but some experts say the recent lack of enforcement of the Prompt Corrective Action Law is costing the government and taxpayers billions of dollars. An effort is underway to draw the attention of Ohio Congressional leaders to the la ...Read More

Las Vegas, NV – Majority Leader Harry Reid is expected get the Senate working on deceptive credit card practices this week, considering a bill that would require credit card companies to give advance notice before raising rates. When the financial industry got federal bailout money, these comp ...Read More

Seattle, WA – Stay home if you feel sick; local experts say that's healthy swine flu advice — except for the fact that many low- and middle-income wage earners simply can't afford to take it. Washington last week became the 39th state to confirm a swine flu case. Elizabeth Bonbright Th ...Read More

Phoenix, AZ – President Obama is urging states to allow laid-off workers to get education and training without having to give up their unemployment checks; going to school would qualify as actively seeking work. Arizona AFL-CIO executive director Rebekah Friend says the change would benefit ...Read More

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