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PNS Daily Newscast - April 1, 2020 


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

2020Talks - April 1, 2020 


Instead of delaying in-person primaries and caucuses, Alaska, Hawai'i and Wyoming have cancelled them and switched to vote-by-mail. It's Trans Day of Visibility, and the two remaining Democrats showed their support on Twitter. And the Trump administration has rolled back protections for the transgender community.

Public News Service - WA: Family/Father Issues

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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