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: November 1, 2016

Missouri voters will decide the fate of Amendment 6 next week. Several groups have come out saying it threatens voting rights. (

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With just a week before the election, Missouri's largest grassroots environmental group is mobilizing against Constitutional Amendment 6, otherwise known as the Voter ID law. If approved, it would amend the state constitution to require voters to prove their citizenship ...Read More

More than 69 million children are cared for outside the home every weekday in the United States. (Mike Baca)

MINNEAPOLIS – Each weekday in the United States, 69 million children are cared for outside of the home, including 11 million children younger than five years old. Not only is affordable quality care a necessity for all of these families, but emergency plans for child-care providers are critica ...Read More

Industry groups topped individual contributors in Colorado's ballot battles over health care, cigarette taxes and constitutional amendments. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Coloradans for Coloradans, the group working to defeat Amendment 69 on the statewide ballot, a measure that would create a universal health-care system, raised five times more money than the initiative's proponents, according to new analysis by Clean Slate Now. Jon Biggerstaff, the ...Read More

Measure 97 would tax corporations that make more than $25 million and use that money to fund institutions such as public education. (hdornak/flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Two major economic reports on Measure 97 leave out the potential value of investment in education, health care and senior citizen services to Oregon's economy, according to a new report. Doctor Richard Sims, chief economist for the National Education Association, analyzed th ...Read More

The annual open enrollment for the federal healthcare marketplace opens today. (Carolina Quezada/NHCHC)

PHOENIX – Annual enrollment for the health-care marketplace opens today and runs through the end of January. So now's the time to sign up for a plan or find a new one if your insurance plan is being discontinued, as several health insurers have exited the federal marketplace. Each county still ...Read More

Black students were 3.61 times more likely to be suspended than white students. (porqi/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – School suspensions in New York City fell last year, but the latest data shows that African-American children still are much more likely to be suspended. In the 2015 to 2016 school year, there were fewer than 38,000 suspensions from city schools, a decline of about 16 perent from la ...Read More

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