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A grim milestone as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 100,000; and 'housing justice' advocates fear folks who lost their jobs could lose their homes.

2020Talks - May 28, 2020 


Former VP Joe Biden condemns recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as yet another deadly encounter between police and an unarmed Black man. He did so before a virtual talk with PA Gov. Tom Wolf, ahead of next Tuesday's eight primaries.

Public News Service - MN: Immigrant

Personal fears related to immigration status and overcrowded housing situations are considered common reasons why young kids are undercounted in the census. (Adobe Stock)

MINNEAPOLIS - The 2020 Census count has been delayed by the pandemic, but groups wanting to ensure that children are counted are getting their message out. In Minnesota, efforts are underway to educate families in communities of color. The state has declared May 15 as "Count All Kids Day." It's es

Census officials say they haven't pinpointed exact reasons as to why young children are undercounted, but they hope that issue doesn't arise in the 2020 count. (Adobe Stock)

MAHNOMEN, Minn. -- The nation is almost at a standstill as the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, but that isn't stopping the 2020 Census from getting under way. In Minnesota, residents are being reminded to ensure all children are counted, even those in temporary situations. Minnesota has a strong r

Roughly 7,200 refugees from Myanmar live in Minnesota. Many have settled in the suburb of Roseville, where local government is working to meet their needs. (gavelclub.org)

ROSEVILLE, Minn. -- Census figures show several Twin Cities suburbs have seen double-digit increases in their immigrant and refugee populations in recent years. As new residents stream in from around the world, local governments are adapting to meet their needs. In Roseville, a suburb north of St.

Protesters will greet President Donald Trump ahead of a rally Thursday after his campaign said it hopes to flip the state to Republican in 2020 for the first time since 1972. (m.fightbacknews.org)

MINNEAPOLIS – President Donald Trump arrives in Minneapolis on Thursday night for a campaign rally, but even before touching down, he launched attacks on the city’s mayor and the state's Somali-American U.S. representative. Earlier this week in a tweet, the president encouraged voters

As many as 8 in 10 women experience sexual harassment in their lifetimes, which can lead to clinical depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and long-term physical health problems. (Pixabay)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The global MeToo movement has put a spotlight on sexual harassment and assault, and a new report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research calculates the economic impacts in the workplace. Elyse Shaw, the report's co-author, says harassment places a significant burden

The Children's Defense Fund calls the Trump administration's

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Congressional Republicans met with President Donald Trump on Tuesday to hammer out a solution to the backlash over the controversial separation of undocumented immigrants and their young children at the U.S.-Mexico border. Children's advocates say the "zero tolerance" policy has r

Union supporters filled the State Capitol rotunda for Saturday's Working People's Day of Action. (Laurie Stern)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The future of unions could hang on a case being argued Monday before the U.S. Supreme Court. It's called Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and an Illinois man who says it’s unconstitutional to charge him for belonging to a

As many as 5,000 people from El Salvador living in Minnesota may have their Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as legal immigrants revoked. (Pexels)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Immigration lawyers in Minnesota have been fielding anxious calls from dozens of Salvadorans, many of whom have U.S. citizen children. That's because the Trump administration revoked their temporary protected immigration status - or TPS - which was granted after a devastating ea

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