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PNS Daily Newscast - April 8, 2020 


COVID-19 prompts a car insurance break for some drivers. Also, a push for postal banking, and for grocery workers to be treated as first responders.

2020Talks - April 8, 2020 


Wisconsin held its primary yesterday in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic. But a shortage of poll workers led to just five polling stations in Milwaukee instead of the usual 180.

Public News Service - WA: Women's

Olympia, WA – One consequence of Washington's budget crisis is that some legislation not directly budget-related has been shoved to the sidelines. This year the list includes two bills to improve access to affordable housing. Senate Bill 5922 would protect renters looking for apartments, and S

Seattle, WA – It's no secret that Washington State has a massive budget gap, but eldercare advocates say Governor Chris Gregoire's plan to cut all funding to the Adult Day Health program is "penny wise and dollar foolish." The governor plans on cutting $10 million a year - which is the entire

Seattle, WA – For many Washington parents, affordable childcare would be the perfect holiday gift. It's also one of the hardest to find, however. Parents of 175,000 Washington children manage to fit day care into their budgets -- and for some, it's a real stretch. A national survey by state ra

Portland, OR – Despite this year's contentious presidential race, that battle will not be the main topic of conversation at the national League of Women Voters (LWV) convention, beginning today in Portland. At this meeting, which takes place every other year, members will cover issues they thi

Olympia, WA – This month, Governor Chris Gregoire has stepped into the ring twice with the federal government. Washington is a party to two lawsuits against the feds. One challenges new restrictions on how states can provide healthcare for low-income children with federal funds; the other woul

The recent U.S. Supreme Court abortion restriction seems to have increased protests on all sides of the issue. Planned Parenthood of Western Washington is seeing more picketers at its 23 women's health clinics, so it has launched a counter-protest. "Pledge a Picketer" allows people to donate an amo

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