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PNS Daily Newscast - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Public News Service - TX: Livable Wages/Working Families

AUSTIN, Texas - The holiday season is traditionally the time Americans open their hearts and wallets a little wider for the needy. While most charities are seeing increased demand for their resources and services, they're facing stagnant - or falling - donation rates, according to a report from the

AUSTIN, Texas - A non-scientific survey of more than 3,000 school employees across Texas seems to reveal a significant, system-wide decline in morale following this year's state budget cuts, according to Linda Bridges. She is the president of Texas AFT, the union that conducted the online survey. "

ALAMO, Texas - Worker-rights groups around the state are shining a collective spotlight this week on the problem of wage theft, confronting businesses which have a history of shortchanging vulnerable employees. The groups are encouraging workers to report abuse and urging officials to enforce new la

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Home foreclosures are on the rise again, up seven percent last month nationally. That's a seven-month high, according to RealtyTrac. Some industry experts are calling it a positive trend, saying old bad loans have been clogging up the market for too long. But Marlene Chavez, a p

SAN ANTONIO – Gov. Rick Perry is not backing down from his support of the "Texas Dream Act," despite steady criticism from opponents in his race for the Republican presidential nomination. Texas was the first of a dozen states to allow undocumented residents to pay in-state college tuition -

WASHINGTON. - The so-called "super committee" of 12 U.S. House and Senate members charged with cutting more than $1 trillion from the federal budget holds a public meeting today. But it's their private meetings that have political watchdog groups most concerned. During September and October, the co

HOUSTON - Walmart stores in Houston, Dallas and Austin, as well as in six other states, got some early trick-or-treaters this weekend. Instead of asking for candy, though, these environmental activists wanted Walmart to recycle electronic waste. Decked out as zombie TV sets and other high-tech gho

SAN JUAN, Texas - Texas has the highest uninsured rate in the nation, with nearly a quarter of the population lacking health coverage. In border regions, such as the impoverished Rio Grande Valley, the rate is even higher. For decades, many residents routinely went to Mexico for cheap health care a

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