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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 - UT: Livable Wages/Working Families

Groups advocating on behalf of Utah tenants say those who've fallen behind on their rent due to the COVID-19 crisis could soon run out of options. (tab62/Adobe Stock)<br /> <br /><br />

SALT LAKE CITY - Groups working for affordable housing in Utah say the next two weeks could be "crunch time" for people trying to catch up on their unpaid rent. Thousands of Utahns either lost their jobs or had their hours cut - part of the staggering economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Until

When Utah students return to public schools next fall, social distancing is expected to be a major part of the curriculum. (Kzenon/Adobe Stock)<br />

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah educators, initially concerned about possible cuts in next year's school budget, got a surprise last week from the normally stingy state Legislature: a funding increase. With an eye on reopening public schools this fall, the Utah Legislature used a combination of federal CARE

A new study shows Utah has among the highest rates of Latino children without health insurance in the country. (josecervo/Adobe Stock)

SALT LAKE CITY - The number of Latino children with health insurance in Utah and many other states, which had increased steadily over past decades, is now dropping. A new report by UnidosUS and the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families shows that Utah has one of the highest rates

Open enrollment is under way through Dec. 15 for health insurance coverage for 2020 through the Affordable Care Act. Free assistance is available to Utahns through TakeCareUtah.org. (mdr/PNS) <br /><br />

SALT LAKE CITY – The enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is open in Utah, and advocates say if you are uninsured, you should check into it. Open enrollment for ACA health insurance began Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 15. There were almost 200,000 Utahns enr

A new report shows that women working full-time jobs in Utah make only about 70% of that similarly employed men make, about 10% lower than the national average. (bernardboto/AdobeStock)

SALT LAKE CITY – A new poll shows that Utah women rank last among the 50 states for the amount of money they make compared with men. Data from a study by YMCA Utah and the Institute for Women's Policy Research found the so-called wage gap for Utah women with full-time jobs was just 68.9% of

This week's Scouting for Food drive is looking for non-perishable donations, including peanut butter, canned beans, boxed meals, and canned fruits and vegetables. (Pixabay)

SALT LAKE CITY – Shelves in food banks across Utah are getting pretty thin after the holiday rush, and the Boy Scouts of America are on the job. This week marks the 32nd annual Scouting for Food campaign, where some 180,000 scouts, troop leaders and parents will be going door-to-door across

The addition of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court could tip the scales in Janus v. AFSCME. (Wikimedia Commons)

SALT LAKE CITY – The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Monday in a case many say could determine the fate of the nation's unions. Justices will decide whether or not Mark Janus, a public employee in Illinois, should be required to pay fees to the union that provides serv

New research suggests that communities that are able to meet and interact with people from different backgrounds tend to have less hate. (Pixabay)

SALT LAKE CITY – Hate is a national phenomenon, but the way hate is directed varies depending on where you live, according to new research from the University of Utah. A team of geographers mapped the patterns of active hate groups in more than 360 counties across the United States in 2014, a

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