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PNS Daily Newscast - June 2, 2020 


President Trump berates governors as 'weak' amid growing racial unrest; an interfaith group sees a link between protests and climate change.

2020Talks - June 2, 2020 


Eight states plus Washington DC have primaries today, even as cities determine how to move forward in the wake of massive protests nationwide; President Trump says he'll deploy active US troops to quell them.

Public News Service - WA: Women's

PHOTO: U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi brought ideas about updating Washington workplaces to fit modern families' priorities to Seattle this week. Photo courtesy EOI.

SEATTLE - This has been a big week in Washington politics, with both President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on the stump in Seattle, fund-raising for Democratic candidates. Pelosi, D-Calif., left behind some big ideas for Washington families to consider - including a campaign called

PHOTO: Valerie Anderson-Webb says she welcomes immigrants into the caregiving profession, because the shortage of caregivers is predicted to worsen. Courtesy of Anderson-Webb.
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SPOKANE, Wash. - A group of home-care workers is wishing a happy Mother's Day to the moms in the Washington congressional delegation - with a twist. It's part of a national effort to show support for immigration reform. On Tuesday, Reps. Cathy McMorris Rogers and Jaime Herrera-Beutler received thei

PHOTO: At a summer science camp at Mount Si High School in Snowqualmie, girls designed Lego robots to perform tasks underwater. Courtesy of National Girls Collaborative Project.
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LYNNWOOD, Wash. - In 30 towns and cities around Washington today, people are celebrating "Lights On Afterschool." The annual event calls attention to the need for high-quality programs and activities for students outside the traditional school day. The Lynnwood-based Edlab Group makes grants to pro

SEATTLE – The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has ramifications beyond health insurance coverage for people in Washington. The state has already been moving forward with the law, and estimates that 800,000 of the more than one-mill

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SEATTLE - On Saturday, the first "Care Congress" in Washington takes place in Seattle. It's an offshoot of a national coalition, Caring Across Generations, which says the only way to ease the critical shortage of home-care workers is to treat them better. The coalition says in-home jobs have tradit

SEATTLE - For women in the workforce in Washington, 2011 could be summarized as a year of treading water - or even sinking a bit. According to a new report, women's wages and benefits in the Evergreen State continue to lag behind those of men. Even in the same job and age range and with similar educ

SEATTLE - Supporters of a Seattle group that runs a summer camp teaching media skills to teenage girls say they've raised enough money to tell cable giant Comcast it can keep its corporate donation to the program, after the company tried to censor their "tweets." The subject of the Reel Grrls' twee

OLYMPIA, Wash. - This is National Women's Checkup Day, a reminder that preventing health problems is a better, and less expensive, strategy than waiting until they become problems. For Washington women, one of the most pressing concerns is obesity: The rate of obesity in the state has doubled in the

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