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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 address pandemic shortfalls.

2020Talks - July 8, 2020 


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

Public News Service - PA: Livable Wages/Working Families

Gov. Tom Wolf's order makes masks mandatory in indoor public spaces, and outdoors where six feet of distance cannot be maintained. (zigres/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Despite political opposition, Gov. Tom Wolf's novel coronavirus disaster declaration is still in effect, and one economist argues it might be the fastest way to get the state economy going again. On Wednesday, the state Supreme Court ruled the General Assembly cannot force the go

The Global Strategy Group poll shows 89% support extending and increasing unemployment for laid-off workers. (Zoran Milic/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The latest poll shows Pennsylvanians - regardless of their politics - support policies that will help working people and small businesses recover from the economic impact of the pandemic. The Global Strategy Group sought out Pennsylvanians who don't self-identify as either strong

In Pennsylvania, 21,093 clean energy jobs have been lost because of the COVID pandemic. (mmphoto/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Thousands of clean energy jobs have been lost since March because of the economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. From solar and wind power installations to assembling electric cars and energy-efficient appliances, clean energy occupations have been one of the f

The bill ensures that all school employees will continue to be paid while schools are closed. (Jazmine/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Legislation to protect students and adapt curriculum during the COVID-19 pandemic has cleared the General Assembly. The closing of schools across the state to stop the spread of the coronavirus is having an unprecedented impact on Pennsylvania's public-school system. Chris Lili

Cyber charter schools receive the same public funding per student as do brick-and-mortar schools. (Tatyana Gladskih/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Cyber charter schools appear to be spending millions of dollars in taxpayer money on advertising, but at least one refuses to show the details. Commonwealth Charter Academy is one of the biggest cyber charters in the state and recruits students through extensive and expensive ad

Only 4% of Pennsylvania educators are people of color, compared with 29% of students. (Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Reducing student loan debt, hiring more teachers of color and increasing school support staff are top priorities for educators this year. The Keystone State has a growing teacher shortage. Since 2012 the number of Level I instructional certificates issued in Pennsylvania has drop

The poverty rate for early educators is almost twice that of Pennsylvania workers generally, and 13.6 times higher than other teachers. (PixieMe/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Investing in a "values-based" early child education system would serve 500,000 Pennsylvania children and employ 200,000 teachers, according to a new report. The new research from the Economic Policy Institute says efforts to expand access to early education have focused on affor

Family caregivers help aging family members remain in their homes, where most prefer to be. (New Africa/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — One-point-three-billion-hours - that's how much unpaid time family caregivers in Pennsylvania devoted to helping aging family members and friends remain in their homes in 2017, according to a new report. The latest installment of AARP's Valuing the Invaluable series says ther

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