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PNS Daily Newscast - July 10, 2020 


The Supreme Court opens the door for prosecutors to seek President Trump's financial records; a backlash in Florida on school reopening plans.

2020Talks - July 10, 2020 


US Supreme Court rules on Trump's tax returns; Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP's in-person convention; Louisiana has elections; and DC council gives people incarcerated for felonies the right to vote.

Public News Service - TN: Livable Wages/Working Families

Research shows unemployment insurance can help stabilize family finances and economic activity when people lose jobs. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennesseans are filing for unemployment in record numbers, yet a new report from the Sycamore Institute says the state's unemployment benefits and related employer taxes are among the lowest in the nation. As the coronavirus pandemic continues with a potential second wave expec

As the country slides deeper into a recession because of the coronavirus pandemic, more individuals may avoid hospitals or other emergency care due to lack of health insurance. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A new report finds 43 million Americans could lose their employer-sponsored health coverage under worst-case-scenario unemployment projections, as the country slides deeper into a recession. The findings from the Urban Institute highlight the crippling effect the coronavirus pa

Tight working conditions on production lines in meat and poultry processing facilities make it impossible for workers to adhere to 6-foot distancing. (Adobe Stock)

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. -- A Tyson chicken plant in Goodlettsville is reporting nearly 300 confirmed cases of the coronavirus among employees, and similar scenarios are popping up across the country where COVID-19 has spread rapidly in meat processing and packing facilities. The Centers for Disease

Nearly 1 million students attend Tennessee public schools, and they can expect a new, state-funded push to improve their reading skills. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Gov. Bill Lee recently announced Tennessee's public schools will receive $650 million to improve student literacy, support school mental health services, and boost teacher pay and professional development. The state says a significant portion of the funding will be used to purc

Tennessee ranks 41st in the country for female labor-force participation rates, according to the Institute for Women's Policy Research. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A bill in Congress that would ensure pregnant women aren't fired from their jobs for requesting reasonable accommodations in the workplace has received bipartisan approval in the House Education and Labor Committee, and soon should move to the House floor for a vote. The Pregna

No state's minimum wage covers the current cost of living, according to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Some organizations are pushing for what they call a federal job guarantee, legislation that would ensure that anyone who needs a good job has one. The Federal Jobs for All campaign, which launched this week, has more than 500 supporters. Sarah Treuhaft, manag

Of the more than 700,000 DACA recipients in the United States, about 8,000 live in Tennessee. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A group of Tennessee DACA recipients has just returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., where they rallied outside the U.S. Supreme Court as justices heard arguments in the case that will determine the fate of DACA – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

When the Tennessee General Assembly begins on Tuesday, lawmakers can expect to see demonstrators with placards, photos and prayers asking them to expand TennCare. (Tennessee Justice Center)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee is one of 18 states that has not expanded its Medicaid program, known as TennCare, but backers of the idea are hoping for a change in the new General Assembly. Tennessee's attorney general was one of 20 in the United States to file the lawsuit that a federal judg

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