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PNS Daily Newscast - October 21, 2019 


G-7 meeting may move to Camp David; conservation groups sound alarm about acting BLM chief; NC suit aims to change solitary confinement policy there; questions about Amazon Ring coordination with police; and microbes might help in earthquakes.

2020Talks - October 21, 2019 


2016 candidate Hillary Clinton says Russia is "grooming" Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for a third-party run. And Sen. Bernie Sanders has biggest Democratic campaign event this season so far.

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Public News Service - VA: Livable Wages/Working Families

Richmond, VA – In Virginia, poverty is down slightly and median incomes have risen slightly, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report released Tuesday. But Michael Cassidy of The Commonwealth Institute says the good news is tempered by perspective: Poverty and income levels still have not

A pay raise is on the way in Virginia. Fairfax County has adopted a living wage policy that will bump per hour pay to $12.75 for county employees. The Board of Supervisors doesn't think the recent federal minimum wage hike went far enough. Clayton Sinyai with the Campaign for a Living Wage says ther

There's a little something extra in the paycheck for thousands of Virginians starting this week and it's a permanent thing. The federal increase in the minimum wage takes effect Tuesday. It's the first minimum wage increase in ten years for Virginians. Jill Hanken with the Virginia Poverty Law Cent

It's a medical project identical to ones staged in third world countries. Volunteer doctors, dentists, and ophthalmologists set up for the weekend to treat people who can't afford, or can't get to, health care - only this clinic is right here in Virginia. Karen Wilson with the Remote Area Medical Fo

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