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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 – A financial "leg up" is being offered for Michigan women in the 40-plus set, in the form of a unique scholarship of up to $5,000, just for that age group. The program is meant to make it possible for them to go back to school or get additional training, to boost income as they he

Lansing, MI – Equal experience and education should mean the same pay for men and women. That's the goal of "Equal Pay Day" today, but it's something Michigan women can't bank on. They earn about 70 cents for every dollar a man earns, according to Michigan NOW. State Representative Joan Bauer

East Lansing, MI – A new privacy alert: Medical records for some Michigan public employees could be available for anyone to see. The Michigan Education Association has verified a case where employees in the Lawton School District were ordered to turn over their health histories, and that of th

Lansing, MI – If retirement is approaching, it may be time to switch careers. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has noticed that, as more people enter their 50s and 60s, they're branching out to make new career decisions. More than 7,000 people reexamining their working lives

Lansing, MI – Michigan has the tools, the people, and the expertise to cash in on a manufacturing revival led by the renewable energy sector. That's the message of a new campaign to encourage the U.S. not to give up on the manufacturing industry. Susan Helper with the National Bureau of Econ

Lansing, MI – Michigan is leading the country with a statistic envied by no one – the highest rate of home mortgage foreclosures, along with Ohio. And the misery of losing homes is falling most heavily on families of color. While mortgage woes have affected almost all areas and income l

Lansing, MI – The economic "Grinch" is visiting more Michigan families this holiday season. The state's poverty rate is among the fastest-growing in the nation. Sharon Parks, with the Michigan League for Human Services, reports there's a lot going on in the state to push families into poverty.

Detroit, MI – "Sweat-free" shopping this holiday season in Michigan will take some homework. A man who has crusaded against sweatshop-style labor conditions worldwide says these types of production facilities are still the main suppliers to the some the biggest retailers in the United States,

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