What to do about fading local news
Oct 27, 2020

What to do about fading local news

Some Senate Democrats are out with a report about how Big Tech treats local news media. Plus, skyrocketing home prices during the pandemic. And, how COVID has hit the farming industry and its workers in the Pacific Northwest.

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Home prices in the 20 biggest metro areas are up more than 5% in a year

Jeffrey Cleveland, chief economist at Payden & Rygel, says “we’re also seeing data in the housing sector up across the board, and not just to pre-COVID levels, but to pre-Great Recession levels.” The existing home sales data is the highest since April of 2006, Cleveland says.

COVID stresses food production in Washington fruit harvests

Oct 27, 2020
It's fruit harvesting and processing time in the Pacific Northwest and workers are getting PPE, but still pressing for union rights.
Jeff T. Green/Getty Images

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Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer