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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 - NY: Livable Wages/Working Families

Housing advocates say the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare a long-standing crisis in housing affordability. (Suzanne/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Housing justice advocates fear that without action from Albany, New Yorkers who have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic could be at risk of losing their homes. Businesses may be shuttered and streets practically deserted during the shutdown, but the bills keep coming in and t

Socially distanced and virtual vigils are taking place at nursing homes across New York state. (NY Caring Majority)

NEW YORK -- Seniors, community, faith and labor leaders joined in vigils at nursing homes over the Memorial Day weekend to demand more protections for workers and residents. So far in the pandemic, New York nursing homes have seen more than 5,800 confirmed and probable COVID-19 deaths. People in th

The COVID pandemic has raised public awareness of the essential role that undocumented workers play in the U.S. agricultural industry. (JackF/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Undocumented New York farm workers may be risking their lives and livelihoods during the COVID pandemic, but they get few federal or state protections. On April 8, an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala became the first New York farm worker known to die from COVID-19. Emma Kreyche, di

People with disabilities loaded hundreds of pallets of provisions on the USNS Comfort for its trip to New York. (U.S. Navy)

NEW YORK -- Skyrocketing unemployment in the COVID-19 pandemic poses an even greater threat to a segment of the workforce that historically has faced significant challenges: people with disabilities. Last year, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities was about 70%, but it had started to

Workers are calling for an investigation of security contractors' compliance with New York City's Paid Safe and Sick Leave law. (Urupong/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Security officers at crowded, privately run homeless shelters in New York City say they've been forced to choose between their paychecks and their health. Seven officers working in several different shelters have filed formal complaints with the city Department of Consumer and Worker Pr

Sleeping quarters on a Taiwanese company-owned vessel fishing for tuna in the mid-Atlantic. (Greenpeace)

NEW YORK -- As households try to stock up on shelf-stable foods, a Greenpeace investigation has found potential links between a major brand of tuna, modern slavery and illegal fishing practices. In January, Fong Chun Formosa (FCF), one of the world's top tuna traders, acquired Bumble Bee, the larg

Unlike cloth masks, N95 masks are form-fitting and filter out fine particles. (Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- A petition with more than a quarter-million signatures has been sent to Congress demanding regulations to keep health care workers safe as they treat COVID-19 patients. Nurses say they need filtering respirators to keep them safe from infection by the novel coronavirus. But facing a na

Every dollar spent on SNAP generates $1.80 in economic activity. (pixelrobot/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Hunger advocates say strengthening SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, is vital to protecting against increased food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the White House is going the wrong way. With businesses shutting down across the country to stop the spread of the coronavi

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