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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - WA: Social Justice

The Seattle demonstrations against the World Trade Organization in 1999 are seen as turning point in how police handle protests. (Steve Kaiser/Flickr)

SEATTLE - In the past week of demonstrations over George Floyd's death, videos on social media have shown police across the nation using force to subdue protesters. In some cases, the extra force has been a response to property damage. The scenes are similar to the 1960s. In response Pat Gillham,

Cases of coronavirus have exploded in immigrant detention centers across the country. (chatiyanon/Adobe Stock)

TACOMA, Wash. -- Anti-detention activists are holding online protests across the country Thursday to call for the release of immigrant detainees. Groups are concerned about the spread of COVID-19 in the confined spaces of detention centers, where social distancing is nearly impossible. U.S. Immi

Former national security advisor Michael Flynn admitted that he lied to the FBI during Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

SEATTLE - Former federal prosecutors are asking a judge to reject the Justice Department's request to drop its years-long case against former national security advisor Michael Flynn. More than a thousand DOJ alumni filed a friend-of-the-court brief, urging U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan to rej

Hispanic and African-American populations in King County make up a disproportionate number of confirmed coronavirus cases. (H_Ko/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE -- While cases of coronavirus are going down in Washington state, racial disparities increasingly are being laid bare. According to the Washington State Department of Health, white people are 68% of the state's population, but make up 43% of cases. Meanwhile, 13% of the state is Hispanic,

Jose Atil is a paraeducator for English language learners in Vancouver, Wash., and also works at Camp Evergreen, a day care program for the children of first responders. (PSE SEIU Local 1948)

SEATTLE -- The U.S. House of Representatives has approved the next round of coronavirus relief, and some essential workers in Washington state are watching the bill closely. Jose Atil, a paraeducator for English language learners in Vancouver and a member of the Public School Employees of Washingt

Western State Hospital staff want more screening after a patient tested positive for coronavirus last week. (WFSE)

LAKEWOOD, Wash. -- Some workers at Washington state's psychiatric facility near Tacoma are growing increasingly concerned about the health of patients and themselves during the novel coronavirus outbreak. Mike Yestramski, a psychiatric social worker at Western State Hospital and president of the W

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

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

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