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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 - MD: Livable Wages/Working Families

Maryland's nascent oyster industry may not survive the pandemic, scientists say. (Chesapeake Bay Program)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- With the U.S. seafood industry in an economic free fall during the pandemic, senators and advocacy groups are calling on Congress to help keep struggling fisheries from going under. Restaurant and market shutdowns are hitting Maryland's Chesapeake Bay fishers particularly hard, ac

The United Food and Commercial Workers union says it's crucial that all supermarket workers are able to be tested for the new coronavirus. (Adobe Stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- With major grocery chains reporting their first COVID-19-related employee deaths, including one worker at a Giant food store in Maryland, labor unions are asking governors to upgrade these workers from "essential" to "first responders." The designation means guaranteed testing alo

According to a new poll, 50% of Maryland educators held a second job to make ends meet last year  up nine points from the year before. (Adobe stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – As children go back to school Tuesday, almost all Maryland teachers say they pay for some school supplies out of their own pockets – and about half work a second job to have the money to do so. Those statistics are from a new poll of 800 Maryland State Education Associ

The primary species of Christmas trees grown in Maryland are Scotch Pine, White Pine, Blue Spruce and three fir species: Douglas, Fraser and Canaan. (LloydTheVoid/Pixabay)

ELKTON, Md. – Christmas trees will be available this holiday season, although growers say they've had a tougher time getting Balsam, Frasier and other fir-tree varieties out for purchase – and one reason is the U.S. immigration crackdown. President Donald Trump's effort to restrict leg

The Maryland Healthy Working Families Act also requires that businesses that employ 14 or fewer employees provide unpaid sick and safe leave for certain employees. (William Brawley/Flickr)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A new law requiring many Maryland employers to provide paid sick leave has officially gone into effect, despite Gov. Larry Hogan's attempt to kill the bill last year. With business groups on his side, Hogan's veto was seen as a big victory for business until the General Asse

Maryland has capped payday loans at 33 percent but other states have not put limits in place. (consumerfinance.gov)

BALTIMORE — While consumer rights groups are celebrating last week's decision by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to stop payday debt traps, they say there's still more work to be done. The new rules require payday lenders to start verifying a borrower's ability to repay the loan bef

A collaboration in Maryland focuses on partnerships between large corporations and minority- and women-owned businesses. (aacounty.org)

BALTIMORE, Md. — They’re called anchor institutions: organizations like hospitals and universities that have developed deep roots in their communities. And they’re finding new ways to improve local economies and create opportunities for more low-income residents, according to a new

The band

POTOMAC, Md. -- It may sound like a strange combination, but a rock band is mixing music and a message about financial literacy aimed at kids. The band Gooding will perform a couple of shows in Maryland in September before traveling to Washington, D.C., Delaware and Pennsylvania as part of a natio

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