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PNS Daily Newscast - April 3, 2020 


Son-in-law Jared Kushner takes on a major role in Trump's fight with COVID-19. Also, emergency funding for people who can't pay their rent because of the pandemic.

2020Talks - April 3, 2020 


The Democratic National Committee delayed its July convention in Milwaukee until August. Wisconsin has a primary this Tuesday, but hasn't cancelled or delayed in-person voting like many other states have done.

Public News Service - CO: Disabilities

At least 47% of private sector workers are currently excluded from accessing the emergency paid family and medical leave protections recently passed by Congress. (Pxhere)

DENVER -- Longtime advocates of paid family leave and sick days for all Colorado workers are hoping state lawmakers see the coronavirus pandemic as a wake-up call. The vast majority of Coloradans don't have access to paid family or sick leave, making it hard for many workers to stay home if they,

One in four households struggles with a high energy burden or energy poverty. (Pxfuel)

DENVER -- A new exhibit on display this Thursday at Union Station, called "Behind These Walls" invites the public to experience energy poverty first hand. Visitors will be able to enter a home where the power has been turned off because the utility bill did not get paid. Jennifer Gremmert, execu

Census participants will be able to respond in 13 languages online or by phone: English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, French, Tagalog, Polish, Haitian, Creole, Portuguese and Japanese. (PxHere)

DENVER -- Getting an accurate count in the upcoming 2020 Census could be a big factor in determining whether federally funded agencies can provide the same services other Americans rely on to people with a limited ability to read, write or speak English. Stella Yu, founder of the youth program Art

In addition to logistical, social and structural barriers, people with disabilities face widespread economic inequity, cultural isolation, and discrimination in education and employment. (USAF)

DENVER -- People with disabilities make up 22% of the American public, but they remain largely undercounted in the U.S. Census Bureau's once-a-decade population tally. The Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition is just one group working to get an accurate count in this year's census. In Colorado, $13

A new guidance by the Trump administration paves the way for insurance plans that deny coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, and eliminate annual and lifetime limits on out-of-pocket costs. (Picpedia)

DENVER – Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act kicks off Thursday in Colorado, but recent moves by the Trump administration could have a big impact on how much coverage some consumers will actually get. In October, the administration introduced a new guidance tha

Two-thirds of SNAP recipients are children, the elderly and people with disabilities. (Pixabay)

DENVER - The U.S. House Agriculture Committee is expected today to hear a draft Farm Bill that would require millions of people currently caring for children, and those between the ages of 50 and 59, to find a job or lose their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Katharine Fe

A job-requirement program for Medicaid recipients, similar to SB 214 in Colorado, is expected to cost Kentucky taxpayers nearly $374 million over the next two years. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Colorado's Senate, following the lead of the Trump administration, is considering adding work requirements for people with Medicaid coverage. Critics warn the move could end up taking health insurance away from more than six million Americans – including hundreds of thousands of

Out of pocket costs for prescription drugs, dentures, hearing aids and more are counted as deductible medical expenses for seniors and people with disabilities in Colorado. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Nearly one in five senior citizens in Colorado is turning a portion of his or her medical expenses into extra groceries. Jack Regenbogen, an attorney and policy advocate with the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, points to new data that shows one year after the state rolled out a

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