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PNS Daily Newscast - May 28, 2020 


A grim milestone as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 100,000; and 'housing justice' advocates fear folks who lost their jobs could lose their homes.

2020Talks - May 28, 2020 


Former VP Joe Biden condemns recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as yet another deadly encounter between police and an unarmed Black man. He did so before a virtual talk with PA Gov. Tom Wolf, ahead of next Tuesday's eight primaries.

Public News Service - WA: Health

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Almost 1,000 state lawmakers, including 64 from Washington, have signed a petition asking their federal counterparts for lower health care costs, a public insurance option, and shared responsibility for these costs by government, employers and individuals. No matter what Congress u

CENTRALIA, Wash. - It's another round in the fight for cleaner air in Washington. Conservation groups have appealed an air pollution permit issued to the only coal-fired power plant in the state, located in Centralia. They say the plant, owned by Canadian company TransAlta, produces about 10 percen

SEATTLE - Members of book clubs typically read a book every month and get together to discuss it. But, Mercy Corps, a humanitarian aid group based in Portland with offices in Seattle, wants them to do more than talk - to actually get involved in solving the problems presented in a new book. "Half th

SEATTLE - The League of Women Voters says the name of one new political group is too close for comfort - and has asked the League of American Voters to stop using the similar name. The two groups are on completely different sides in the health care reform debate; the League of Women Voters supports

SEATTLE - One way to get your message across about health care reform is to deliver it in person to the insurance company that covers you. Almost 500 people gathered at the CIGNA insurance office in Seattle on Monday afternoon to do that. Among the speakers was Jo Godfrey, a lung cancer survivor a

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Health groups and environmental advocates are giving a big thumbs down to proposed pollution standards being offered by the Gregoire administration for Washington State's only coal-fired power plant. The Washington Department of Ecology says the proposed agreement will reduce nitrog

SEATTLE - If you were one of the estimated 30 million Americans who spent part of the long weekend on the nation's highways, a new report says you had some unwelcome and dangerous company. An American Association of Justice (AAJ) analysis of government data finds that drivers in Washington state sha

Seattle, WA - The long Labor Day weekend is a time for rest and relaxation for most of us, but for the 1,800 members of a state labor organization, it's a time to figure out their next move. Local 793 of the Washington Federation of State Employees staged its second rally Thursday, outside the gates

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