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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

Seattle, WA – Stay home if you feel sick; local experts say that's healthy swine flu advice — except for the fact that many low- and middle-income wage earners simply can't afford to take it. Washington last week became the 39th state to confirm a swine flu case. Elizabeth Bonbright Th

Seattle, WA – During a typical month in Washington, more than a thousand people suffer strokes, and almost 300 of them die. May is "Stroke Awareness Month," an annual reminder to get to the hospital immediately with stroke symptoms. A recent survey showed that less than three percent of stro

Seattle – Conservation groups in Washington say it’s ironic that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared greenhouse gases a danger to public health, when proposals in the State Legislature that would curb carbon dioxide emissions and other air pollution have been tabled or

Olympia, WA - Advocates for Washington senior citizens say they've just about had it with cuts to programs that elderly, low-income folks need to stay healthy and, in some cases, remain in their own homes. They're protesting the State Legislature's budget proposals by pointing out the combined effec

Olympia, WA - On the heels of a 62-cent-per-pack federal tobacco tax hike that went into effect Wednesday, the Washington Legislature might raise it another dollar. The coalition suggesting the increase says it would raise more than enough money to cover smoking cessation and prevention programs, wi

Olympia, WA – Washington State senators say they've met their responsibility to balance the budget – but almost no one feels good about what they've come up with, the senators included. Some say this year's proposed cuts to education, state programs and services would undo at least a dec

Seattle, WA – One piece of the state budget picture is looking brighter this week. Washington will receive more federal money to provide health insurance for children in low- and moderate-income families. Liz Arjun, state health policy analyst for Georgetown University's Center for Children

Olympia, WA - Washington’s budget challenge is greater than expected, according to the new state revenue forecast released late Thursday. It projects an almost $8-billion shortfall through 2011, which is about $2 billion more than the last projection in November. In Olympia, Democrats are sayi

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