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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Public News Service - WA: Children's

The Census Bureau now has pushed the self-response deadline phase for filling out the 2020 census form through Aug. 14. (gustavofrazao/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE -- Census workers are trying to find a way around the challenges presented by the coronavirus, including counting young children. In the 2010 census, 2 million children from birth to age 5 nationwide were missed. Elsa Batres-Boni, 2020 census adviser for the City of Seattle, said kids somet

In 2018, there was more than $45 million in credit-union savings accounts for 151,000 children in Washington state. (Northwest Credit Union Association)

LONGVIEW, Wash. - Gov. Jay Inslee has declared this week Washington Saves Week, and some credit unions are celebrating by promoting young people to save. Heather Snyder, marketing manager of Fibre Federal Credit Union, says the total balance in children's savings accounts currently tops $10 millio

About 330,000 Washington state kids are waiting for an after-school program. (Monkey Business/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE -- After-school organizations in Washington state are utilizing training and other support systems to create better programs for their students. Open Doors for Multicultural Families is an organization that works with youth with disabilities from culturally diverse communities. It's reachi

One in five Washington state families cuts costs elsewhere to pay for insulin, according to a new survey. (Allen/Adobe Stock)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A new survey shows the rising cost of prescription drugs is causing mountains of stress for many Washington state families. In particular, skyrocketing insulin prices are causing families to make tough decisions, according to the AARP Washington survey. One in five families say

Solitary confinement can have detrimental effects on the developing brains of young people, studies have found. (karenfoleyphoto/Adobe Stock)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A bill to end solitary confinement for young people in Washington state jails and detention facilities is making its way through the State Legislature. The practice has come under increased scrutiny across the country, including from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent P

Programs that emphasize attending school also increase a young person's chances of graduating. (WavebreakmediaMicro)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Advocates for youth and critical programs outside of school are in Olympia today for Youth Development Advocacy Day. Organizations that provide mentoring, case management and expanded learning programs after school and in the summer are letting lawmakers know the importance of thei

The Zone Project is helping to provide summer programs for children, including free swimming lessons. (Jene Ray/Northeast Community Center)

SPOKANE, Wash. -- An innovative initiative is seeking to lift up an entire neighborhood - and could become a model for other Washington state communities. The Zone Project wants to close the opportunity gap in northeast Spokane, an underserved and low-income area of the city where more than four i

The school bus drivers' union in Renton pushed back against longer hours and won. (Stuart Monk/Adobe Stock)

RENTON, Wash. – School bus drivers in Washington state say unions have helped them receive livable wages and fair working conditions. For the American Federation of Teachers of Washington's local affiliation in Renton, negotiations paid off in its recent contract signing. Renton president

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