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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.

Public News Service - AZ: Livable Wages/Working Families

Phoenix, AZ – A refund of close to $5,000 could be especially timely for Arizona families during this recession. That's the upper end of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for low- to moderate-income working families - and a report released today by the Children's Defense Fund shows A

Phoenix, AZ – Every Arizona employer is required to check new hires through the federal E-Verify system, but the law creating E-Verify expires on Friday. State AFL-CIO director Rebekah Friend is against renewing the law unless workers get more protection when their name and social security num

Phoenix, AZ – There's something new to check out at the local library branch in the Phoenix metropolitan area - a family pass to a museum or other cultural destination. It's a collective effort to develop new audiences for the arts and culture. Mark Patel of the Phoenix Art Museum says the

Phoenix, AZ – Scores of children’s advocates converged on the State Capitol Thursday protesting budget cuts impacting child care for 20,000 children. The cuts are slated to take effect March 1. Single parent Misty Bertone says she can’t afford the full rate of $250 a week on what

Phoenix, AZ – President Barack Obama visits a Mesa high school this morning to unveil a 50-billion dollar plan to help struggling families avoid defaulting on their mortgages. Carol Stambaugh of the National Association of Social Workers says that even aside from the obvious financial hit fo

Phoenix, AZ – Arizonans who are relatively well-off may not notice it, but labor leaders say the Obama stimulus package will make a noticeable difference for working families whose lives are affected by the recession. Bob Grossfeld, a spokesperson for United Food and Commercial Workers Local 9

Phoenix, AZ – Wall Street got its bailout; and now, thousands of Main Street American families say it's their turn. A year-long process featuring 65 town hall meetings and 30,000 participants has produced a National Family Platform called "Equal Voice," a blueprint that urges a comprehensive a

Phoenix, AZ – Congress appears poised to include major funding for "green" jobs in the economic stimulus package - but a new report says those green jobs won't last if they don't offer decent pay and benefits. The report, by Good Jobs First, says the initiative will be unsustainable if all it

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