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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Public News Service - WA: Health

No one has tested positive for coronavirus at the Northwest Detention Center, according to ICE. (Common Language Project/Flickr)

TACOMA, Wash. -- Immigrants' advocacy groups are urging officials to monitor the health of people in the Northwest Detention Center during the coronavirus outbreak. The Shutdown NWDC Coalition, representing more than 200 groups across Washington state, is calling on the Tacoma-Pierce County Health

Car emissions contribute to bad air days, especially during summer months. (elcovalana/Adobe Stock)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- In the final week of the legislative session, Washington state lawmakers are considering expanding the Clean Air Act to regulate mobile sources of pollution. The Clean Air Act Authority bill is the result of a state Supreme Court decision in January, which ruled that the state ca

King County has launched a campaign to combat racism during the spread of coronavirus. (KingCounty.gov)

SEATTLE -- The spread of the novel coronavirus has put Asian American communities on edge as racism ramps up across the country. There are reports of physical attacks on Asian Americans in places such as New York City, although no incidents have been reported in Washington state. But Naomi Ishis

Women are more likely to experience multiple heart-attack symptoms. (Adiano/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE - To cap American Heart Month, one doctor is putting a spotlight on the different signs of heart attacks between women and men. Along with common symptoms, cardiologist Dr. Rachael Wyman with Kaiser Permanente in Seattle says about a quarter of women experience atypical signs such as uppe

About 330,000 Washington state kids are waiting for an after-school program. (Monkey Business/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE -- After-school organizations in Washington state are utilizing training and other support systems to create better programs for their students. Open Doors for Multicultural Families is an organization that works with youth with disabilities from culturally diverse communities. It's reachi

A bill in the Washington Sstate Legislature would reform how, and how many, medical exams are performed after someone suffers a workplace injury. (Esther Max/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington state Legislature is looking into the issue of independent medical exams that people have to undergo when they're injured at work. After injuring his back on the job, Michael Wickoren had to have two surgeries. He also had six independent medical exams over two-and-

One in five Washington state families cuts costs elsewhere to pay for insulin, according to a new survey. (Allen/Adobe Stock)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A new survey shows the rising cost of prescription drugs is causing mountains of stress for many Washington state families. In particular, skyrocketing insulin prices are causing families to make tough decisions, according to the AARP Washington survey. One in five families say

Cervical cancer rates have decreased dramatically, although about 12,000 women still are diagnosed with the disease each year in the U.S. (Orawan/Adobe Stock)

BELLEVUE, Wash. - January has been Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and this year, the focus is on some good news - health professionals are highlighting a largely successful campaign against the disease. Obstetrician/Gynecologist Dr. Mary Beth Welch at Kaiser Permanente in Bellevue says cervical

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