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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


2020Talks - August 5, 2020 


Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Archive: June 28, 2007

Today more Coloradans are trying to be at "one with the wilderness," or at least live nearby, and that means the threat of wildfire is greater than ever in the so-called "Wildland-Urban Interface." Most of Summit County is an interface area, and Dillon fire chief Dave Parmley says there are ways to ...Read More

AARP has studied the value of family caregivers and concludes it is worth billions. Anthony Carroll with Iowa AARP says 92 percent of caregivers report major changes in their work schedule to care for a loved one; 43 percent report having to take a leave of absence; and 37 percent report being force ...Read More

Congress recently passed a supplemental budget bill that includes additional funding for the Conservation Security Program. In Iowa, over 2,300 farms are enrolled in the program, totaling over 748,000 acres and $16 million in CSP payments. Traci Bruckner with the Center for Rural Affairs says farme ...Read More

Legislation being introduced today would make housing available to more Minnesotans. Chip Halbach with the Minnesota Housing Partnership says it addresses the increasing cost of putting a roof over your head and the failure of wages to keep up with the cost of living. “It's needed because th ...Read More

Congress will decide this year whether to reauthorize the controversial No Child Left Behind Act, and they can expect some advice this weekend from over three million educators. Nevada State Education Association's Terry Hickman is one of 9,000 educators in Philadelphia, and he expects the NEA will ...Read More

PNM wants to raise home heating rates to cover increased costs, but community advocates say low-income New Mexicans are the ones really feeling the pinch from higher energy prices. The Public Regulation Commission is set to approve or deny the utility's request to raise gas rates in the state tod ...Read More

A recent report by the Commonwealth Fund shows the state's health care system ranks below average -- a major reason is poor access. Advocates say a plan before Congress to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Plan (S-CHIP) to all kids would help. Oregon Action has joined a nationwide coa ...Read More

Tennessee moms waving American flags and serving up apple pie. It's an early 4th of July celebration today as immigrant mothers and their kids deliver pie and flags to Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander's office. Jessica Baba with the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition says the Senate is ...Read More

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