PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 

Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  

The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - CA: Livable Wages/Working Families

Too many Californians struggling to put food on the table are also leaving money on the table; almost 20 percent of eligible California families - tens of thousands of people - are failing to claim their federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). It's a special federal program to supplement the earnin

State lawmakers want to "green" California, while also creating tens of thousands of new jobs. Democratic legislative leaders have introduced a "green" economic stimulus plan, which they say would create more than 40,000 new jobs while protecting the environment through new construction projects.

California labor leaders and environmental groups are applauding President-elect Barack Obama's choice for labor secretary as good for the economy and good for the environment. California Representative Hilda Solis has said her goal is to expand the reach and power of unions in America. Oliver Ber

As the temperatures drop, heating bills go up. California's big freeze can be a big problem for low- and fixed-income residents. AARP is launching a program called "Operation Energy Save" that calls on Californians to help friends, family and neighbors conserve energy. Christina Clem says the prog

As California's economic troubles grow worse, tens of thousand of children are at risk of losing health coverage. For the first time in ten years, the state-run Healthy Families program for children is considering closing enrollment. The program provides medical, dental and vision care to more than

Sacramento, CA - California's working families are losing their economic "cushion." New numbers from the Census Bureau show that nearly 4.6 million Californians had incomes below the federal poverty line in 2007, showing more families are falling into poverty. Jean Ross with the California Budget

A cross-country road trip to highlight the challenges consumers face with America's healthcare system has arrived on the West Coast. The "Cover America Tour" rolls into the Bay Area today. It's sponsored by Consumers Union, perhaps best known as the publisher of "Consumer Reports" magazine. The tou

San Francisco, CA - Every American deserves quality, affordable health care. That's the message behind a new campaign for national health care reform that begins today in California, and around the nation. The coalition called "Health Care for America Now" includes more than eighty organizations tha

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