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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - UT: Livable Wages/Working Families

GRAPHIC: CWA Local 7704 President Kevin Ondrak says the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is a jobs killer. Image courtesy the CWA.

SALT LAKE CITY - The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal could cause job loss in Utah and elsewhere, according to Communications Workers of America Local 7704 President Keven Ondrak. He said TPP could give U.S. companies even more incentive to send jobs overseas. Ondrak declared that Americ

PHOTO: A volunteer stocks shelves at one of the Utah Food Bank's partner food pantries around the state. Courtesy Utah Food Bank.

SALT LAKE CITY - It can be hard to beat your own fund-raising record, but AARP Utah says it will try this month. The organization is asking its 211,000 members statewide to donate to the Utah Food Bank in September, and it will match the first $8,500 in donations. Last year, a similar fund drive rai

PHOTO: More Utahns ages 50 and older say they're interested in alternatives other than a traditional path to retirement  and the second half of life might include a second career.

SALT LAKE CITY - For people who are rethinking their careers at midlife, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and AARP Utah are teaming up to offer workshops this month to help mentor these "Encore Entrepreneurs." More than one in five people in their 50s have told AARP Utah they would be "very i

PHOTO: Utah lawmakers will be asked again this year to approve a state version of the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-wage workers. Photo courtesy of United Way.

SALT LAKE CITY - Some momentum may be building in this year's Utah Legislature to enact a state Earned Income Tax Credit. The credit could be claimed only by low-wage workers, and the most recent proposals have pegged it at 5 percent of the federal EITC. In past years, state lawmakers couldn't agre

PHOTO: Bennion Center students spend time in college volunteering, giving them extra skills and experience for their professions and benefits for the community. Courtesy of Bennion Center.

SALT LAKE CITY – Four out of 10 young people ages 16 to 24 in Utah don't have jobs, and many aren't going to school either. They're part of a group of six million nationwide in a new Kids Count

PHOTO: A new report finds outdoor opportunities in Utah and other Western states are giving local high tech and other service industry employers and edge in attracting top talent.

SALT LAKE CITY - Western states grew more jobs at nearly double the rate of the rest of the nation over the last four decades, and the access to high-quality outdoor opportunities on public lands is a factor driving that growth, according to a new report. Ben Alexander with Headwaters Economics says

PHOTO: November is National Family Caregivers Month.

SALT LAKE CITY - November is National Family Caregivers Month, and it's estimated that more Utahns play caregiving roles for family members than do residents of any other state. Utah has the lowest rate of nursing home placements in the nation, meaning elders are most often cared for in their own ho

GRAPHIC:  A new analysis by the University of Nebraska's Bureau of Business Research ranks states on their entrepreneurial activity.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah ranks just above the middle among the 50 states for entrepreneurial activity. That's according to a new analysis by the University of Nebraska's Bureau of Business Research. The Beehive State stands out on the list, not for its ranking, but for being the state with the biggest

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