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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: July 26, 2007

Make less money and in exchange, get something down the Road. It's a common deal for California teachers. In exchange, they're promised health insurance after they retire. But because of rising medical costs, some school and college districts are considering cutting retiree health care. California F ...Read More

Despite threats of a presidential veto, farm leaders from across the nation are in Washington D.C. this week to keep close tabs on the progress of the next farm bill. It's scheduled for debate on the House floor Thursday. South Dakota Farmers Union president Doug Sombke says the bill isn't perfect, ...Read More

The U.S. House today takes up legislation with major implications for farmers, rural communities, consumers and trade policy - a new five year farm bill. Minnesota Farmers Union president Doug Peterson is in Washington to watch the proceedings. A priority for him is the renewal of a policy ensuring ...Read More

It's crunch time for New Hampshire's "Healthy Kids." Congress and President Bush are headed for a showdown over renewal of the State-Children's Health Insurance Program, also known as the S-CHIP. Caught between them are 6,000 Granite State low-income children whose families are poor enough for Congr ...Read More

A decade-long effort to expand wilderness protections around Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge is one step closer to reality today. The Senate Natural Resources Committee unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that adds almost 125,000 acres of wilderness protections and safeguards 80 miles of desig ...Read More

The Americans With Disabilities Act was passed in 1990 with the goal of eliminating discrimination against people with disabilities. It was designed to give people with disabilities a chance to be judged fairly, so everyone wanting a job had equal opportunity to get one. Jim Moench with the North Da ...Read More

Proposed state Division of Natural Resources rules would require oil and gas drillers to "walk softly" in West Virginia state forests and the deadline for public comments is Friday at noon. The new rules would require drillers to limit road-building, prevent erosion, protect wildlife, and give earli ...Read More

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