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PNS Daily Newscast - October 28, 2020 

A technical error rejected your ballot? Take action. Plus, doctors sound off on harmful health impacts of tailpipe emissions.

2020Talks - October 28, 2020 

The window is closing to mail ballots in states like GA, MI and WI that require them to be received before Election Day. Experts recommend going in-person if possible.

Public News Service - CA: Consumer

Trade-related job losses are spread across a wide variety of industries, from software to manufacturing and beyond. (Charles Csavossy/Wikimedia)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California has lost more jobs to offshoring than any other state during the first three years of the Trump administration, according to a new report. Unemployment data shows from 2017 to 2019, more than 26,000 Californians lost their jobs to offshoring or displacement from imp

In April, the pandemic's death toll was so high that hospitals such as Mount Sinai Morningside brought in refrigerated trucks to handle the overflow of bodies from the morgue. (Anne Nelson)

By Anne Nelson Broadcast version by Suzanne Potter Reporting for the Washington Spectator - California News Service Collaboration On July 27, a dozen physicians posed in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., dressed in white lab coats with "America's Frontline Doctors" stitched

Experts say hospital consolidation is a major driver in the issue of rising health care costs. (Volgariver/Adobestock)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Advocates trying to drive down the cost of health care are pressing lawmakers to consider a bill to regulate for-profit health care mergers - before the end of the legislative session on Monday. SB 977 would give Attorney General Xavier Becerra the power to review or reject m

Courtney Kelley has successfully fought breast cancer twice, near where she says she used to carry her cell phone. (Courtney Kelley)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Cancer survivors are speaking out as they await the outcome of several lawsuits concerning radiation and cell phones. The suits challenge the Federal Communication Commission's radiation guidelines, the radio-frequency or 'RF' levels from cell phones, and safety notices requi

The public has until Sept. 3 to weigh in on a proposal to loosen the rules on high-interest short-term loans. (Krosseel/Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Trump administration released a proposal this week that would make it easier for banks and payday lenders to charge sky high interest rates - despite California laws against predatory lending. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency wants to overturn the "true lender

The cellular industry claims that an ordinance requiring a sign such as this at the point-of-sale about safety is a violation of the manufacturer's First Amendment rights. (Zachary Marks)

SAN FRANCISCO -- Should cities be able to require a flyer at the point of sale advising people of cell-phone safety guidelines? That's the crux of a lawsuit that goes before a federal judge in San Francisco tomorrow, pitting the cell-phone industry against the city of Berkeley. The Cellular Teleco

T-Mobile/Sprint is promising to maintain its California workforce, but has asked to get out of its prior commitment to add 1,000 jobs in the state. (D3Damon/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The telecommunications company T-Mobile merged with Sprint a few months ago. It's already begging off some of its promises, and that's raising alarm bells with workers' advocates. When the California Public Utilities Commission approved the merger in mid-April, T-Mobile promis

An online webinar today explains what California residents can do to get affordable health coverage during the pandemic if they don't have it. (Pixabay)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Millions of Californians are facing the coronavirus pandemic without health insurance, either because they've lost a job or weren't covered to begin with. So today, a nonprofit consumer health advocacy coalition is offering a webinar on how to get covered. Rachel Linn Gish, di

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