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Nine cruise ships stranded as ports won't take them. Trump warns of tough two-week stretch. And rent due in midst of COVID-19.

2020Talks - March 31, 2020 


During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

Public News Service - WA: Women's

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Health groups and environmental advocates are giving a big thumbs down to proposed pollution standards being offered by the Gregoire administration for Washington State's only coal-fired power plant. The Washington Department of Ecology says the proposed agreement will reduce nitrog

SEATTLE - Today is Women's Equality Day, commemorating the date that women got the right to vote in America, 89 years ago - and Washington was ahead of the crowd, even back then. Our state allowed women to vote ten years earlier, in 1910, although it was a hard-won battle that took three 'tries' and

Seattle, WA - In Washington and across the country, far more men have lost jobs than women, and it's a situation that has reversed the role of "breadwinner," even in the most traditional families. The main reason is that jobs filled mostly by men are in some of the hardest-hit industries, like manuf

MARYSVILLE, Wash. – Budget cuts mandated by the state legislature officially go into effect this week, and some Washington families will be scrambling to figure out what to do with parents or grandparents who have been in Adult Day Health programs. Around the state, eight centers providing the

SEATTLE – Food shortages peak in many areas around the globe during the summer months, and women around the world could be working together to solve them. That's the thought behind a new hunger-fighting campaign, "One Table." Mercy Corps in Seattle is part of this new fundraising effort aime

Seattle, WA – City and county officials concerned about gangs, youth crime and at-risk kids will be turning to experts today to figure out how to get more teens involved in positive activities. After-school and summer programs are one way to keep Washington State students learning and out of t

Seattle, WA – Mercy Corps is known primarily as an international humanitarian aid organization, but it also has a division that helps folks in the Northwest start and grow small businesses. A loan program for new small businesses has been successful enough in Oregon that it’s expanding i

Seattle, WA – International Women’s Day this Sunday will once again draw attention to the income disparity between men and women. Here in Washington, where women make up almost half of the workforce, most could be faring better when it comes to equal pay and benefits compared to men, acc

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