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PNS Daily Newscast - July 10, 2020 


The Supreme Court opens the door for prosecutors to seek President Trump's financial records; a backlash in Florida on school reopening plans.

2020Talks - July 10, 2020 


US Supreme Court rules on Trump's tax returns; Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP's in-person convention; Louisiana has elections; and DC council gives people incarcerated for felonies the right to vote.

Public News Service - WI: Livable Wages/Working Families

Gov. Tony Evers says his latest easing of business restrictions amid the pandemic will impact about 14,000 Wisconsin businesses. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced this week that, with certain restrictions in place, retailers can once again open for shopping. But it's a big dilemma for smaller stores as the pandemic continues. In the latest step to reopen Wisconsin's economy, Evers said up to five customers

Unions across the country say the meat processing industry should have enacted adequate worker safeguards long before the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- At least 20 meat processing plants have closed temporarily across the country, including one in Wisconsin, following the spread of COVID-19 cases at these facilities. And some say President Donald Trump was too quick to sign an order to keep all plants open during the crisis. In

The group Dairy Farmers of America estimates a nearly 15% decline in orders for milk and other goods from large-scale customers during the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Some Wisconsin farmers are faced with the prospect of dumping their products amid a steep drop in demand during the pandemic. That's prompting calls for action from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to ensure that food isn't wasted and that farmers can get some financial help. Thi

In states such as Illinois and Maryland, reports have surfaced of grocery store workers dying after contracting COVID-19. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Grocery workers in Wisconsin remain on the front lines, helping people stock up during the coronavirus pandemic. But despite showing up to work every day, a trade group says these workers are doing so without a key recognition from the state. A handful of states, including neigh

Since mid-March, the state of Wisconsin has processed at least 150,000 unemployment claims. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Unemployment claims have skyrocketed in most states due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Wisconsin is no exception. New estimates from a think-tank indicate the hemorrhaging of jobs will only get worse. The nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute said by the summer, Wisconsin could

There are growing calls to provide more help for front-line workers in the fight against coronavirus, including paid sick-leave requirements. (Adobe Stock)

MILWAUKEE - While the public shields itself from the new coronavirus, many front-line workers don't have the luxury of taking isolation measures. These workers in Wisconsin are asking the federal government to provide more assistance. The front-line workers include the service industry as well as

A report from the National Association of Realtors says Wisconsin has one of the lowest rates in the nation when it comes to black home ownership. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Like many other northern states, Wisconsin has an low rate of home ownership among its black residents, according to the latest findings from the National Association of Realtors. The NAR puts Wisconsin at third-lowest in the country with a rate of only 23%. Ruben Anthony, presi

A new report says Wisconsin continues to see caregiver vacancies, even with the state's older population projected to increase 112% in the next 20 years. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Advocates for Wisconsin seniors and people with disabilities say those who live in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities may be at higher safety risk after a new report confirms caregiver shortages across the state. A handful of provider associations have issued survey resul

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