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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: Poverty

AUSTIN, Texas - The state House is expected to consider two 11th-hour bills today - and maybe a third bill Thursday - to regulate the short-term lending industry. Thanks to a regulatory loophole, short-term lenders love doing business in Texas. The industry reportedly earns 61 percent of its profit

AUSTIN, Texas – Sunday (May 1) is May Day; it is also International Labor Day. Workers and their advocates in Texas are marking the occasion with a 'mayday' cry - calling attention to the plight of the state's most vulnerable wage-earners. Brownsville attorney Kathryn Youker provides legal a

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas - The state Senate is considering a measure to constrain "payday lending" practices. Texas leads the nation in businesses that offer short-term, unsecured loans, typically to low-income borrowers trying to make ends meet until the next paycheck. Lenders argue that the loans

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas lawmakers are considering measures today that would address a chronic shortfall in funding for state legal aid programs. Less than a quarter of those whose low incomes qualify them for legal aid are now able to access the help they need. Past legislatures have addressed the pro

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas - Texas Hispanics are demanding their fair share of political power as the Legislature works on a new state map for apportioning representation. Population increases mean the new map will likely see four new Congressional districts, and Hispanic groups say they ought to be s

AUSTIN, Texas - Texans who want to start college this year are facing the possibility of big cuts to their financial aid packages as the state House begins debate this week on a budget that zeroes out "Texas Grants" to new students. Some families are banking on part of the aid being restored later

AUSTIN, Texas - A Senate Finance panel has recommended restoring $4.5 billion for various health and human services in the next state budget. Notably absent from the subcommittee's priority list is a program that provides drugs to low-income HIV/AIDS patients. One of two members who voted against

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The San Antonio Historic and Design Review Commission offered hope this month to West Side residents hoping to save "Casa Maldonado" from demolition. The well-worn, 90-year-old "Pink Building" - known for its faded rose-colored, wood-planked siding - has seen multiple incarnatio

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