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PNS Daily Newscast - February 28 2020 


Coronavirus updates from coast to coast; and safety-net programs face deep cuts by Trump administration.

2020Talks - February 28, 2020 


Tomorrow are the South Carolina primaries, and former VP Joe Biden leads in the poll, followed by winner of the first three contests, Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Tom Steyer. Some Republican South Carolinians may vote for Sanders because they want closed primaries.

Public News Service - CO: Human Rights/Racial Justice

In 2016, census numbers were tapped to calculate and deliver more than $13 billion for Colorado programs, roughly $2,300 per resident. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- The U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration's efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, but immigrant rights advocates say the controversy has created a chilling effect that could lead to an undercount. Ananiya Asrat, a volunteer with the Colorado People's All

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

The U.S. Constitution requires a full count of all people living in the nation, regardless of immigration or citizenship status, every ten years. (USAF)

DENVER -- People of color make up more than 30% of Colorado's population, and civic leaders are working to ensure all residents are counted in the upcoming census - a once-a-decade survey that determines how the state is represented in Congress, and whether $13 billion in federal tax dollars a year

Data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau is protected and records are confidential for 72 years under federal law. The Census Bureau will never share individual information with other government agencies. (USAF)

DENVER -- Children's advocates in Colorado are working to ensure that all children are counted in the upcoming 2020 Census, even children younger than five years old and not yet in school. The once-a-decade population count, set for April 1, will determine how many federal tax dollars return to Co

Colorado workers without retirement savings are projected to put taxpayers on the hook for nearly $10 billion from 2021 to 2035, including higher costs to the state for health and other public assistance. (US Army)

DENVER -- Nearly half of U.S. families have zero retirement savings, according to a recent Economic Policy Institute report, and Colorado is taking steps to help workers avoid working late into their sunset years. Tyler Jaeckel, director of policy and research with the Bell Policy Center, said a b

For four decades, individual states have had the authority under the Clean Air Act to adopt stronger tailpipe pollution standards than those set by the federal government. (U.S. Energy Department)<br />

WESTMINISTER, Colo. – Colorado's new standards to limit pollution from vehicle tailpipes could be headed to court if the Trump administration moves ahead with plans to roll back federal standards created under the Obama administration. Dr. Sheela Mahnke, a pediatrician and Westminster City C

The public can submit comments on a new proposal that would allow the Department of Homeland Security to deny legal status to families that access programs including Medicaid. Comments must be received before Dec. 10. (U.S. Navy)

DENVER – Health care advocates are warning that a new rule proposed by the Trump administration could effectively block children's access to health, dental and mental services. The rule would make it easier to deny immigrants legal status by expanding the definition of what it means to be a

Recipients of SNAP, the program formerly known as food stamps, can double their purchasing power if they buy Colorado-grown produce at participating outlets. (Galatas)

SAGUACHE, Colo. – It's been just over a year since Colorado leaders came together to create a blueprint to end hunger in the state, and innovators in the remote San Luis Valley are leading the way. From doubling food stamp dollars at markets and grocery stores, to helping small farmers deliv

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