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PBS Daily Newscast - July 8, 2020 


Mary Trump's book labels our president a reckless leader who paid a pal to take his SAT test; Nevada lawmakers meet to address pandemic shortfall.

2020Talks - July 8, 2020 


The Movement for Black Lives announces a new proposal to overhaul policing and invest in Black communities; NJ and DE have primary elections today; and some political candidates join in a Facebook advertising boycott.

Public News Service - MI: Social Justice

MOASH is encouraging its supporters to take concrete action to advance racial justice. (AdobeStock)

LANSING, Mich. -- With a global pandemic and national racial unrest, these are unprecedented times for youths in Michigan. And sexual health advocates say they can't commit to their mission without taking a stand against police violence and racism. As a program coordinator with the Michigan Organ

The Movement for Black Lives' Week of Action offers ways that Michiganders can show up for racial justice at the local level. (AdobeStock)

LANSING, Mich. -- As they join the nationwide protests against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, some faith leaders are calling on the white community to speak out against racial violence. At an online Vigil to End White Silence, the Rev. Mandy Beal of Birmingham Unitarian Church issued a

State governments are looking to data to understand why people of color are becoming infected with and dying of COVID-19 at higher rates than other groups. (Adobe Stock)

By Frieda Wiley for Yes! Media Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan for Michigan News Connection Reporting for the YES! Magazine Media-Public News Service Collaboration LANSING, Mich. -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unveil the deficiencies in all of our systems, racial disparities -- parti

The economic strains on workers stand to last long after the coronavirus outbreak is under control. (Adobe Stock)

LANSING, Mich. -- As state leaders assess the evolving challenges created by the COVID-19 outbreak, some policy analysts want to do their part to help keep Michigan residents healthy and financially stable. Gilda Jacobs, president and CEO of the Michigan League for Public Policy, says the coronavi

Safe, clean tap water is out of reach for thousands of Detroit residents. (AdobeStock)

DETROIT -- Hand washing is an important practice to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but it's a measure that thousands of Michiganders are unable to do in their own homes. Despite Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's March 9 call for restoration of water and sanitation services for 9,500 disconnected Detroit hom

One in five people eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit don't claim it. (Adobe Stock)

LANSING, Mich. - Filing tax returns can be tricky business, and community organizations across the state are working to ensure Michigan taxpayers don't lose out on the refunds they may be due. Ross Yednock, program director of the Michigan Economic Impact Coalition at the Community Economic Develo

More than 42% of households in Michigan can now be considered liquid-asset poor, meaning they don't have enough cash readily available in case of a job loss or other emergency. (Adobe Stock)

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan's economy has seen steady growth in recent years, but a new report shows many people are still vulnerable to financial hardship. The 2020 Scorecard from the group Prosperity Now is a snapshot of financial security among states, and ranks Michigan 26th overall. Holden W

General Motors is among 91 of the nation's largest companies that didn't pay any income taxes during the first year of President Trump's new tax law. (Adobe Stock)

LANSING, Mich. - A new report says 91 of the nation's largest corporations didn't pay any federal income taxes in 2018, the first year of the Trump administration's new tax law. The study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy says even though the corporate tax rate was lowered to 21%, leg

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