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PBS Daily Newscast - July 8, 2020 


Mary Trump's book labels our president a reckless leader who paid a pal to take his SAT test; Nevada lawmakers meet to address pandemic shortfall.

2020Talks - July 8, 2020 


The Movement for Black Lives announces a new proposal to overhaul policing and invest in Black communities; NJ and DE have primary elections today; and some political candidates join in a Facebook advertising boycott.

Public News Service - WA: Family/Father Issues

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

Olympia, WA – It's a new twist on unionizing. Instead of workers negotiating with employers, childcare centers and their workers want collective bargaining rights with the state. A bill aiming to allow that is on the Senate floor this week. Washington pays a subsidy to help poor families get c

Monroe, WA/Steilacoom, WA - About 16,000 people spend Christmas in Washington prisons, and 3,500 more beds are being added by 2009. After the Reformatory Unit at Monroe Correctional Complex was "locked down" Dec. 19-21 following fighting and threats, 26 people were put in "segregation," or solitary

Olympia, WA – Is "housing security" an oxymoron? A quarter-million Washington State families think so. They're in over their heads on housing costs due to the collapse of the sub-prime mortgage market and other calamities. Gov. Christine Gregoire and state legislative leaders are joining to

Olympia, WA – Teaching a child to read can be tough when parents don't have the language skills or are busy working just to make ends meet. That's why 14 Washington educational programs are splitting $1.5 million in new "Reading Readiness" grants, to teach low-income and non-English-speaking p

White Salmon, WA – Today is "Lights On Afterschool" day, and at least 50 groups and communities in Washington have events planned to show their gratitude to those who provide after-school activities for kids. It's a national celebration to thank the caregivers and programs that provide a few h

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