PNS Daily Newscast - June 4, 2020 

Four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd now face criminal charges; faith leaders call for action against racial injustice.

2020Talks - June 4, 2020 

The 2020 Census, delayed because of the new coronavirus, is ramping back up to provide an accurate count so, among other things, states can redraw districts for 2021 and 2022. Plus, national figures across the country decry President Trump's response to protests.

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PHOTO: Financially-strapped hospitals around New York are laying off workers.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Hospital workers are being laid off around New York State as medical centers face financial strains. 120 jobs were cut Wednesday at Westchester Medical Center, and layoffs are being fought at SUNY's Downstate Medical Center. Workers from three labor unions demonstrated outside the E

PHOTO: Physical punishment of children increases the chances of mood, anxiety and personality disorders, and alcohol and drug abuse in adulthood, says a study in the latest Journal of Pediatrics.

NEW YORK - Physical punishment of children increases the chances of mood, anxiety and personality disorders, as well as alcohol and drug abuse in adulthood, according to a study in the latest Journal of Pediatrics. Canadian researchers using data from nearly 35,000 American adults found that from

ALBANY, N.Y. - With New York's high school graduation rate ranking 38th in the nation, a blue-ribbon commission created by Governor Andrew Cuomo begins a series of ten regional hearings today to look at what can be done to boost pupil performance. Kate Breslin, president and CEO of the Schuyler C

ALBANY, N.Y. - New Yorkers worried about separating truth from fiction during the next five months leading up to Election Day may have the antidote for campaign baloney in a new "Truth Squad." The group of seven experts on safety-net and social-insurance issues was assembled by a coalition called R

ALBANY, N.Y. - State lawmakers were praised in some corners for the flurry of bills passed just before they adjourned last month. They capped property taxes and legalized same-sex marriage - but only got half the job done on legislation to set up a health-insurance exchange. The exchange, which wou

NEW YORK - Baby boomers, who flooded the nonprofit sector with leaders over the past four decades, are retiring, and experts are hoping the generational hand-off won't be fumbled. A survey of 3,000 CEOs at nonprofit organizations found that 2,000 of them expect to leave their post in the next five y

NEW YORK - Youth homelessness around the state, and especially on Long Island, is a problem being worsened by the recession and funding cutbacks. Those who help to shelter and counsel runaways estimate that 3,000 to 4,000 teens a year are in non-permanent living situations, ranging from couch-surfin

LIVERPOOL, N.Y. - Police chiefs in central New York are calling for quality pre-K programs and a rating system to separate the good ones from the not-so-good. At a child care center in the Syracuse suburb of Liverpool, the top cops of Syracuse and nearby Baldwinsville will read stories to kids and

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