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Nine cruise ships stranded as ports won't take them. Trump warns of tough two-week stretch. And rent due in midst of COVID-19.

2020Talks - March 31, 2020 


During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

Public News Service - PA: Community Issues and Volunteering

Public-health and environmental groups warn that a push to repeal federal regulations could render the Clean Air Act unenforceable. (JuergenPM/Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Some advocacy groups are warning that two measures by congressional Republicans are threatening the status of current federal regulations on everything from school lunches to clean air. Lawmakers are calling it regulatory reform. But according to former Environmental Protec

More than 1,000 people have volunteered for the

PHILADELPHIA – The number of houses of worship offering sanctuary to undocumented immigrants has doubled in the weeks since the election. During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump made his promise to deport undocumented immigrants a constant theme. But since his victory at the polls, th

Pennsylvania has been named one of the “Terrible Ten” worst states for tax fairness. (Jason/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A state senator says he's found a way to help balance the Commonwealth's budget and spend more on education without raising taxes on low and middle-income taxpayers. Pennsylvania's constitution doesn't allow legislators to tax the same kinds of income at different rates. But Ma

Everyone can help reduce global climate change. (Tony Webster/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - It's Earth Day and representatives of 155 countries are gathered in New York City to sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Under that agreement, those nations will work to keep the rise in global temperatures below two degrees Celsius, a goal that could help limit the worst

Immigrants and supporters from Philadelphia attend Monday’s rally. (New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia)

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - About 2,000 immigrants and their supporters rallied outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. A closely divided court heard oral arguments in a challenge by 26 states to President Obama's executive action on immigration. If upheld by the court, it would allow the undocumented p

Guns were found in fewer than one percent of frisks by Philadelphia Police, a new report says. (George Donnelly/flickr.com)

PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia Police continue to stop and frisk pedestrians without suspicion and disproportionately target minorities, according to a new report. In 2011 the Philadelphia Police Department agreed to reform its stop and frisk practices under the settlement of a federal lawsuit. B

Governor Wolf is calling on lawmakers to raise the minimum wage for all workers. (Governor Tom Wolf/flickr.com)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Minimum-wage state workers and those working for companies with state contracts will be getting a raise. Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order Monday, raising the minimum wage for all workers under his jurisdiction to $10.15 an hour. Details of the order were not immediatel

The Susquehanna river carries millions of pounds of pollution to Chesapeake Bay. (Jakec/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania's newly-revised plan to clean up roughly 19,000 miles of rivers and streams got a major boost from the the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. The American Farm Bureau Federation and others had asked the high court to hear their challenge to the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water

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