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PNS Daily Newscast - June 4, 2020 


Four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd now face criminal charges; faith leaders call for action against racial injustice.

2020Talks - June 4, 2020 


The 2020 Census, delayed because of the new coronavirus, is ramping back up to provide an accurate count so, among other things, states can redraw districts for 2021 and 2022. Plus, national figures across the country decry President Trump's response to protests.

Public News Service - VA: Livable Wages/Working Families

Richmond, VA - They're usually the first to greet public school students each day, but they tend to be last on the pay scale. School bus drivers, office workers and classroom assistants receive special recognition today for their unique contributions to education, as Virginia celebrates "Educational

Richmond, VA – It's showdown week for state health insurance for kids. More than 80,000 Virginia children will soon learn whether or not they'll get to keep their health insurance coverage. The U.S. House is set to vote Thursday an override of President Bush's recent veto of a bipartisan bill

Staunton, VA - Interest rates of more than 300 percent per year are bound to be a hot topic for the next legislative session. The Staunton City Council has passed a resolution urging the state to cap payday loans at 36 percent, a cap that used to be in place -- until the Virginia legislature cleared

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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