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PNS Daily Newscast - May 28, 2020 


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 - PA: Livable Wages/Working Families

Harrisburg, PA - Environmental, conservation, housing and research groups are sending a common message to Pennsylvania's elected officials on how federal stimulus money should and shouldn't be spent. The campaign, Pennsylvania Works!, calls for investing in creation of green jobs and training for th

Harrisburg, PA - Banks were the major target of demonstrations in Pennsylvania and across the country late last week and now the focus of those same protesters is on Washington. Jessica Walls-Lavelle, communications director at the Pennsylvania State Council of the Service Employees International Un

Pittsburgh, PA - These trying economic times mean more Pennsylvanians on the lower end of the income scale need legal help with a range of issues from utility shut-offs to evictions, and an increase in calls to legal helplines reflect the rising needs. The situation has prompted the Neighborhood L

Harrisburg, PA - The National Republican Trust political action committee is taking aim at Pennsylvania's Arlen Specter for being one of the three GOP senators who supported the economic stimulus plan signed into law Tuesday. Calling the measure "bad for the state and the nation," the PAC says Spect

Harrisburg, PA - A group working for publicly-funded, privately-provided health care believes abandoning the employer-based health care system in Pennsylvania would be one of the solutions to the state's economic troubles. Health Care for All Pennsylvania predicts the Family and Business Health Ca

Philadelphia, PA – A Pennsylvania group says there's no way to 'fix' the economy unless it includes a prescription to 'fix' the healthcare system. Thousands across the state are losing their access to healthcare when they lose their jobs. Jeff Garis, executive director of Penn Action, says nea

Pittsburgh, PA - The legal community in Allegheny County is gearing up for a major change in the way home foreclosures will be handled. A new program is aimed at keeping people in their homes. The program was ordered by a judge as a way to give pressured homeowners more time to seek counseling and

Chicago, IL - Laid-off workers from Commonwealth Medical Center in Aliquippa are demonstrating in Chicago today outside the Sears Tower where the hospital's primary financier is located. They'll be joined by Chicago-area caregivers from SEIU Healthcare Illinois. The Pennsylvania hospital closed in D

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