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PNS Daily Newscast - July 10, 2020 


The Supreme Court opens the door for prosecutors to seek President Trump's financial records; a backlash in Florida on school reopening plans.

2020Talks - July 10, 2020 


US Supreme Court rules on Trump's tax returns; Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP's in-person convention; Louisiana has elections; and DC council gives people incarcerated for felonies the right to vote.

Public News Service - CO: Livable Wages/Working Families

Funding through the Payroll Support Program in the CARES Act has kept hundreds of thousands of airline workers employed and covered under their health-care plans during the coronavirus pandemic. (USAF)

DENVER -- America's pilots, machinists, flight attendants and other unionized, airline industry workers are calling on Congress to extend emergency relief designed to keep airline employees on the payroll with benefits. Dan Mauer, director of government affairs for Communications Workers of Ameri

The ADA requires many employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities, and requires accessibility improvements in public spaces. (PEDS/Flickr)

DENVER -- It's been 30 years since disability-rights activists saw President George H.W. Bush sign the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. The civil rights legislation prohibits discrimination based on ability. Christiano Sosa, executive director of The Arc of Colorado, said that what has com

Workers are 15 times more likely to put away money for retirement if they have access to a workplace retirement savings plan. (401kcalculator/Flickr)

DENVER -- More than 900,000 Colorado workers soon will have access to a retirement savings plan through their workplace. Senate Bill 200 recently cleared the Colorado Legislature. Kelli Fritts, associate state director of advocacy for AARP Colorado, said the measure will help the state avoid what

Colorado currently ranks last in the nation in teacher wage competitiveness, spending $2,800 less per student than the national average. (USAF)

DENVER -- The COVID-19 pandemic has made collecting signatures for ballot measures a lot trickier. But one coalition effort to convince Colorado voters to approve a dedicated revenue stream for schools and other public needs is launching dozens of pop-up stations across the state this Saturday. Sc

The federal government has extended assistance through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program, meant to help families with high winter energy bills, through August. (USAF)

DENVER -- Since the coronavirus pandemic forced much of the U.S. economy into a medically induced coma, 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment insurance, including more than 350,000 in Colorado. Utility companies have agreed to suspend service shutoffs, but they still are sending bills a

The world's largest banks have pumped $1.9 trillion into fossil fuels since the 2015 Paris Agreement, according to the group 350 Colorado. (Ric Lander/Flickr)

DENVER -- The coronavirus pandemic has forced a pause in global commerce and industry, but that's not stopping climate activists. Led by many of the same folks who organized historic school strikes, Earth Day demonstrations focused on climate action are happening online through Friday. Stay-at-h

More than 81,000  Coloradans filed for unemployment insurance in the past two weeks, just 20,000 less than all of last year's claims. (Bytemarks/Flickr)

DENVER -- An estimated 3.5 million Americans lost their employer-based health insurance over the past two weeks due to job losses connected to the coronavirus crisis, according to the Economic Policy Institute. Colorado has extended enrollment for coverage through ConnectForHealthColorado.org for

On any given day, more than 9,619 people experience homelessness in Colorado. (Needpix)

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. -- Today is Census Day. Most homes already have received an invitation by mail to participate in the 2020 census, but invitations are much harder to deliver to people without a home. During this year's once-a-decade tally, the Census Bureau is setting aside three consecutive days

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