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PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2020 


Six Democratic presidential contenders face off in Nevada; and ballot security issues in play.

2020Talks - February 19, 2020 


Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Public News Service - MI: Livable Wages/Working Families

Lansing, MI - When the Michigan legislature resumes work after the first of the year, it will be looking at a budget deficit expected to reach $400 million by September 30th - the end of the state's fiscal year. Governor Jennifer Granholm has promised not to raise taxes, as was done last year, to

Southfield, MI - The economic downturn has some insurance companies trying to make up for losses by using hardball tactics with their customers. A new report from the American Association of Justice details ways some firms are acting: denying legitimate claims, delaying payments, and using credit sc

Lansing, MI – The economic downturn is prompting Michigan, like many states, to cut spending in order to deal with its budget shortfall. This leaves states in a no-win situation, according to Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Baker believes the federal go

Lansing, MI – The "Food Stamp Challenge" can be dangerous to your health. Thousands of Michiganians have been taking that challenge to learn what it's like to live on a food budget of about six dollars a day. Maxine Thome, executive director of the National Association of Social Workers - Mi

Lansing, MI - In Michigan, having a full-time job is no guarantee you'll make enough to cover the basics, according to a report from the "Working Poor Families Project." In fact, the number of working families with low incomes is on the rise, and one out of four such families is at the bottom of the

Lansing, MI – Legislation aimed at broadening Michigan's civil rights laws to prohibit discrimination against pregnant workers is headed for debate in the state House of Representatives. Supporters say it's designed to prohibit the practice of putting pregnant women on leave without pay even w

Lansing, MI – Michigan swing voters are no longer "soccer moms" and "NASCAR dads." A new survey from AARP shows that those in the 50-plus set are those least likely to have made up their minds in the presidential race, with nearly 70 percent saying they haven't decided yet. According to AARP

Lansing, MI – Older Michigan workers who want to better themselves have a big hurdle, according to a new report from the Michigan League for Human Services. The League's Judy Putnam says those who want additional schooling to improve their skills or land a better job won't find much help. "W

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