PNS Daily Newscast - June 4, 2020 

Four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd now face criminal charges; faith leaders call for action against racial injustice.

2020Talks - June 4, 2020 

The 2020 Census, delayed because of the new coronavirus, is ramping back up to provide an accurate count so, among other things, states can redraw districts for 2021 and 2022. Plus, national figures across the country decry President Trump's response to protests.

Public News Service - WA: Family/Father Issues

Olympia, WA - While most state services face big budget cuts by the legislature, a few have been spared, more or less. They include home visiting programs, in which nurses and other trained professionals go to the homes of at-risk families who have asked for help. They work with low-income parents o

Spokane, WA - Washington has a long way to go to offer parents access to affordable, quality child care. New child care report cards, based on surveys of wages, costs and employee turnover, rank ten Washington counties - and for the most part, the grades are "D's." The coalition that did the assessm

Seattle, WA – With 600,000 more Americans losing their jobs last month, President Obama is pushing for swift action on his stimulus plan, but some in Washington worry that children are being left behind in the rush. Congress is set to debate two different stimulus plans this week. Leslie Dozo

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

Pullman, WA – While Governor Gregoire was in Iraq this week, meeting with some of Washington's 2500 National Guard troops stationed in Iraq, a group here at home has been helping the soldiers' children. The idea is to fill some big gaps for military families who often struggle, financially an

Seattle, WA – Now that kids have started school and childcare programs for the fall, most parents want to know how they're getting along with teachers and caregivers. But experts say it's just as important that PARENTS get along with them, too, and they suggest making an effort this year to ge

Seattle, WA – The average American child spends 900 hours a year in the classroom and 1,500 hours a year watching television, including an estimated 20,000 commercials. From April 21 to April 27, during annual "Turnoff Week," people will be trying to find more creative, productive ways for you

Olympia, WA – The death of one of his young constituents has led Spokane Representative Timm Ormsby to challenge Washington's wrongful death laws. Ormsby says most people probably don't realize that if an adult residing in Washington state dies with no spouse or children, the parents aren't co

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