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PNS Daily Newscast - May 28, 2020 


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

2020Talks - May 27, 2020 


Republican governors in Georgia and Florida offer their states as alternatives to North Carolina, after President Trump expresses impatience about talks of a more limited Republican National Convention because of the pandemic.

Public News Service - WA: Human Rights/Racial Justice

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Today in Olympia, one topic is workers' privacy in social media. A House committee looks at a bill that would allow employers to be sued and fined for requiring a worker, or prospective employee, to hand over passwords for online accounts as a condition of employment. Widespread u

BURLINGTON, Wash. - Tonight in Burlington, volunteers are being trained as Citizenship Coaches to help people navigate the process of becoming United States citizens. This is the first of several "Citizenship Academies" organized by the Washington-based immigrant advocacy group, OneAmerica, part of

SEATTLE - People who work in schools, local government and after-school programs in 21 states are in Seattle today for what is called the "Bridge Conference" - bridging the gap between what kids do inside and outside of the classroom. More than 600 people are attending workshops that range from boos

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Whether the ability to vote is a right or a privilege may depend on where you live. Across the country, a record number of new laws have passed that make voting more difficult - but not in Washington. A new report from New York University's Brennan Center for Justice shows that the

SEATTLE - While most students and parents are thinking about summer vacation, one nonprofit group already is looking ahead to the next school year - and how to keep more Washington youths from dropping out. The Center for Children and Youth Justice is using a MacArthur Foundation grant to test trua

SPOKANE, Wash. - Teachers and school administrators around the state have a new training tool to help them understand what their foreign-born students go through while adjusting to life in America. Four students from Washington schools are featured in "Starting Again," a documentary in which they d

SEATTLE - On Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved new rules meant to protect an 'open Internet,' so as to prevent telecom and network companies from being able to block, slow or prioritize different kinds of online traffic. But the very groups that have pushed for such rules

TACOMA, Wash. - A citizens coalition is working to push the City of Tacoma to become the fourth in the nation to adopt a paid sick day law. The Healthy Tacoma Coalition will hold a roundtable meeting today to hear from the community and to discuss what they say are the benefits to public health and

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