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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 

The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.

2020Talks - August 7, 2020 

The Commission on Presidential Debates rejected the Trump's campaign for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Washington Residents Can Relate to Katrina Aftermath

December 21, 2006

Last week's wild weather gave Washingtonians a taste of what Hurricane Katrina survivors have been contending with for over a year. Much of New Orleans is still in shambles, but how bad is it? As of this month, only half the schools, 30 percent of the childcare centers and 64 percent of the hospitals have reopened. Just 17 percent of the bus routes are running. Amy Liu with the Brookings Institution says rebuilding is going far more slowly than anyone anticipated.

"In order to have families coming back they need to have housing, but at the same time, they want to have decent services. They can't come home if there are no good schools and no hospitals."

Liu says Katrina lessons are still being learned, and people across the country need to monitor the recovery progress.

The Children's Defense Fund sponsored a tour this month for prominent African-American women, who donated funds for a mobile medical van to serve children in the area. Malaak Compton-Rock, wife of actor Chris Rock, was among those on the tour:

"We're dealing with horrible side effects and mental illness. Please do not give up on these children."

The Brookings Institution's "Katrina Index" can be viewed online, at

Chris Thomas/Eric Mack, Public News Service - WA