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PNS Daily Newscast - December 2, 2020 


COVID cases spike in WV jails; Gov. Justice urged to follow guidelines. And the feds investigate an alleged bribery-for-presidential-pardon scheme.


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Trump's allies refuse to stop challenging the election results, despite federal investigators saying no fraud occurred.

Public News Service - CA: Livable Wages/Working Families

Certain categories of immigrants will have to meet tougher requirements in order to gain residency or visas under the new 'public charge' rule that takes effect Monday. (Riko Best/Adobe Stock)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Starting Monday, immigrants applying for green cards will be subject to the Trump administration's new 'public charge' rule. The changes make it harder for people who receive certain types of public assistance to be approved. Benefits used before February 24 will not count, an

New research says money that could have helped to build roads, pay down the federal deficit and better fund social programs instead has padded corporate bottom lines after 2017 tax reforms. (Pawankawan/Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif - Last year, the federal government took in $79 billion fewer corporate tax dollars than it would have before the 2017 Trump tax reforms took effect, according to a new report. Researchers with the nonprofit Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy evaluated the profits of 279 F

New state subsidies are available on CoveredCA this year to make health insurance more affordable for 90% of families. (Pamela Moore/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – This Sunday is the deadline for people to sign up for Covered California health insurance and have the coverage begin on Jan. 1. Starting in 2020, the state will require everyone to get coverage or pay a penalty. Rachel Linn Gish, director of communications for the adv

Workers at Antelope Valley Community College recently won a five-year battle with their community college district over work schedules and overtime pay. (Bob Riha)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A victory in court for workers at Antelope Valley Community College could have major statewide implications. Workers challenged a district decision to change their work schedules without having them vote on it as outlined in their contract. The Public Employment Relation

California ranks 36th in the nation for quality of education. (Andy Dean/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California schools have far too few teachers and other adults on K-12 campuses, and children’s education is suffering. That’s according to a new report from the nonprofit group Children Now. Researchers compared a typical high school, Gunderson High in San Jo

The Skaggs family of Rancho Cucamonga had to get by without paid family leave when their daughter and newborn son became gravely ill. (Rob Skaggs)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A group of "dadvocates" from California and around the country will converge on Washington, D.C., today, meeting with lawmakers to press for federal paid family leave. As things stand, when a child is born or a family member is sick, in most states companies do not have

Most of California's 300,000 teachers are not part of the state disability insurance system, and do not receive automatic paid maternity leave. (VadimGuzhva/Adobestock)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Teachers are speaking out in favor of a bill that would grant them and other classified employees six weeks of paid time off for pregnancy, miscarriage, childbirth and recovery. Many of these educators have to use their sick time because they don't pay into the state dis

Public banks in Germany have been credited with fueling that nation's green economy.(RLTheis/Twenty20)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California may have a new type of bank by next year – the result of a bill signed yesterday by Gov. Gavin Newsom that sets up rules for the creation of public banks. The new financial institutions would be owned by and would primarily serve public agencies –

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