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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


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Public News Service - NY: Immigrant

New York, NY — As the nation faces its worst job losses in 15 years, advocates for workers in New York say it's time for a "People's Bailout." Krista Hanson, a field organizer with Jobs with Justice, says the Wall Street banker bailout doesn't appear to be "trickling down," as evidenced by t

New York, NY — Affordable housing is disappearing in New York, and a new report finds the problem is most severe in the city itself, which lost more than 200,000 affordable units in just three years. The report finds many of the 1.5 million immigrants who have come to New York since the year 2

New York, NY — President-elect Obama is being pressured to take quick action on the economy, and New York immigration reform advocates say a path to legalization for undocumented workers makes both "dollars and sense." Saru Jayaraman, co-director of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, s

New York, NY — The investigation of a New York murder as a hate crime is expanding, on orders from the governor. Gov. David Paterson called the murder of an Ecuadorian man over the weekend a "senseless and cowardly attack." He has ordered state law enforcement agencies to assist Suffolk Count

New York, NY — While voters across the state reported long lines on Election Day, the New York Board of Elections reports local turnout was only up slightly. What happened? A major new exit poll of nearly 5,000 New York City voters provides an answer. Reportedly, most of the long lines were fo

New York, NY - In just one week, New York voters will make their choice from a multiethnic group of candidates for president. Today, 58,000 New Americans are the focus of a major "get out the vote" effort. In Bay Ridge, it's the Arab Community; in Brooklyn, they're calling Russian voters; and in Al

New York, NY — At a time when retail sales are off and businesses are cutting back, a new study suggests that New York has a strong economic engine to draw on — immigrants. The Hagedorn Foundation study focused on the largest suburban immigrant community in the nation, on Long Island.

New York, NY — Immigrant voters could play a key role in November's election. Exit polls show that in 2006, two-thirds of all new voters in New York City were immigrants. Latinos and non-native-born Americans are critical swing voters who could decide the election but are virtually ignored by

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