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PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 


The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - VA: Livable Wages/Working Families

Dublin, VA - Striking workers at the Volvo plant in Dublin say they're ready to get back to the bargaining table, if the company would just say where and when. UAW Local 2069 President Lester Hancock reports the workers have been off the job since January, and the strike won't end until the sides re

Richmond, VA - While Washington hammers out a package to boost the economy, taxpayer advocates say many lower-income workers are in line to receive money from the government, no matter what Congress does. They can receive a federal earned income tax credit (EITC), but only if they file an income tax

Richmond, VA – If the State of Virginia spends a quarter-million dollars, it can put more than $10 million in Virginia taxpayers' pockets. That's a bargain, according to the Virginia Community Action Partnership. The group will discuss how to achieve that goal as it opens its legislative confe

Richmond, VA – The "to do" lists are ambitious as the General Assembly gets underway this week. The governor is proposing new investments in mental health care as a result of the Virginia Tech shootings, but there are other issues at stake for Virginians as well. Ben Greenberg with the Virgi

Richmond, VA – Salaries are "slip-sliding away" from the Virginia public school teachers who are earning them. A new report by the National Education Association shows that Virginia educators have actually seen their paychecks shrink when adjusted for inflation. Virginia Education Association

Richmond, VA – With the peak of the holiday season approaching, thousands of Virginians are going to food banks to make ends meet, and the banks are having a tough time keeping up with the demand. Donations to food banks have been down, and many started the season with unusually empty shelve

Richmond, VA – It's that time of the year when Virginians shop for holiday presents, cook up family dinners -- and do the math to see if they'll be able to afford health insurance coverage in coming year. Many insurers raise rates and change coverage levels through their employer-based plans t

Richmond, VA – About 8.7 million Americans make up the so-called "Sandwich Generation," caught between caring for both children and an elderly parent, according to a new study from AARP. Experts say it's a tough situation that can mean incredible stress for everyone involved. David Broder wit

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