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PNS Daily Newscast - April 8, 2020 


COVID-19 prompts a car insurance break for some drivers. Also, a push for postal banking, and for grocery workers to be treated as first responders.

2020Talks - April 8, 2020 


Wisconsin held its primary yesterday in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic. But a shortage of poll workers led to just five polling stations in Milwaukee instead of the usual 180.

Public News Service - CO: Civic Engagement

Colorado receives $13 billion each year in federal funding based on census numbers for programs serving veterans, children, seniors, nutrition programs, education, health care and more. (Craig Adderley/Pexels)

DENVER -- Colorado's faith community is stepping up efforts to ensure historically undercounted racial and ethnic minority Coloradans participate in the 2020 census. Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Rodriguez with the Catholic Archdiocese of Denver said all people, regardless of race, religion or immigratio

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

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

A recent U.S. Census Bureau survey found that 56% of those 65 and older aren't comfortable with an online response and prefer to fill out a paper census form. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- Advocates for older Coloradans are working to ensure an accurate count in the upcoming once-a-decade tally, and the U.S. Census Bureau also is hoping to tap retirees willing to go door to door and make some money at the same time. Lewis Thompson is doing his part through his work with th

Public participation in evaluating projects proposed in South Park helped protect waterways thriving with elk, trout and other wildlife. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- The White House Council for Environmental Quality is holding one of just two hearings today in Denver on its plans to modify the National Environmental Policy Act, often called the "Magna Carta" of Federal environmental laws. The proposal calls for narrowing the scope of projects falling u

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

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

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