PNS Daily Newscast - July 3, 2020 

Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 

Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - CA: Livable Wages/Working Families

Deep cuts to health and human services are being proposed for California, with more to come on Friday. Faced with a $24 billion deficit, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest request would eliminate the state's main welfare program, CalWORKs, which provides grants to low-income parents. The governor a

People call her the "Purple Bus Lady." Kathie McClure is traveling the state to inspire Californians to become part of the health-care debate. McClure's two grown children have been unable to find affordable health coverage because one has diabetes and the other has epilepsy. After battling with ins

Los Angeles, CA - Call it an online "dating service" for businesses: A new website is helping match small-business owners with mentors who can help them succeed during these tough economic times. It uses MicroMentor 2.0, a free online social networking tool designed to easily connect entrepreneurs w

Free tax assistance and free money – two things many Californians could probably use this year. In the final weeks of tax season, working families are reminded of tax credits available to them, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which thousands of Californians fail to claim each ye

California teachers all around the state are holding rallies and protests today on what they’re calling Pink Friday. March 13 is the deadline for school districts to hand out tentative pink slips, notifying teachers they may not have a job next year. An estimated 20,000 teachers will receive t

In this time of hard times, it's hard to beat "free" when it comes to hiring a tax preparer, and that's the offer to California's low- and middle-income residents who could use the help. There's special attention for those aged 60 and older. The AARP Tax-Aide program is run by Internal Revenue Servi

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.

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