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PNS Daily Newscast - February 28 2020 


Coronavirus updates from coast to coast; and safety-net programs face deep cuts by Trump administration.

2020Talks - February 28, 2020 


Tomorrow are the South Carolina primaries, and former VP Joe Biden leads in the poll, followed by winner of the first three contests, Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Tom Steyer. Some Republican South Carolinians may vote for Sanders because they want closed primaries.

Public News Service - WA: Human Rights/Racial Justice

Detainees at the Northwest Detention Center have told La Resistencia their medical needs aren't being met. (La Resistencia)

TACOMA, Wash. – An immigrants' rights group is calling for an investigation of the Northwest Detention Center after the death of a man recently deported from the facility. Jose Martin Delgado Jaimes was detained in March 2018 and deported in April 2019 to Mexico City, where he died from kidne

A farmworker holds up a sign that says

MATTAWA, Wash. – Workers on a farm in south central Washington state have gone on strike over what they see as threats from management to meet production standards. The laborers on King Fuji Ranch in Mattawa, a small town north of the Tri-Cities, say they contacted the farmworker union Famil

Alliances between rural communities and Native tribes have sprung up across the West and Midwest to protect local lands and waters. (Zoltán Grossman)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Native American and non-Native communities have joined forces across the country to form what could be the base of a new environmental movement. Zoltán Grossman, a geography and Native studies professor at Evergreen State College in Olympia, is the author of "Unlikely A

Washington state received more than $16.5 billion in federal funding that relied on census data in 2016. (Jcamilobernal/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE — Washington state is starting to ramp up its drive to get an accurate 2020 census count, but a proposed citizenship question in front of the U.S. Supreme Court today is tripping up those efforts. The Supreme Court is considering a Department of Justice request to include a question as

Farmworkers will discuss workplace retaliation and health hazards from pesticide use at the Farmworker Tribunal in Olympia on Monday. (Community to Community Development)

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Farmworkers will be in Olympia next week to discuss workplace conditions. For the sixth year, laborers from across the state of Washington will deliver testimonies to tribunal judges in culturally appropriate ways - through stories and in the language they feel comfortable speaking

Washington STEM and its partners want to triple the number of under-represented students in STEM fields by 2030. (Washington STEM)

SEATTLE – How will Washington state diversify its workforce as technology radically changes the jobs landscape? One answer is investment in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, education for underserved students. By 2030, two-thirds of family-sustaining job openings in the E

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., says domestic work makes other work possible. (U.S. House of Representatives)

SEATTLE – A National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights will be introduced in Congress next year. Among its sponsors is Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the Washington state Democrat. The bill would provide a wide range of protections for domestic workers, including labor protections and safeguards from

Mustafa Getahun has been a truck driver for UW Medicine Consolidated Laundry for more than 20 years. (Washington Federation of State Employees)

SEATTLE – University of Washington laundry service workers who will be laid off next year are holding a town hall meeting on campus Thursday. UW Medicine Consolidated Laundry employees are frustrated with the school's decision to close their facility in March, which will leave 100 without wo

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