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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


2020Talks - August 11, 2020 


Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Archive: July 30, 2007

A drug-resistant staphylococcus infection is sickening guards and prisoners alike in the Rockingham County jail. Guard union president Ken McCarron says all the sick inmates can't be housed in the jail infirmary because two of its three rooms are filled with storage cabinets. And that puts guards an ...Read More

A presidential commission is calling today for a new recovery plan for returning veterans. New York advocates say the report's main finding is right on the money: getting injured vets to the right services can make the difference between going home, or ending up in a nursing home or even on the stre ...Read More

A New York tribe is signing on to an Indian Issues Platform for the 2008 presidential election. Native Americans in the early primary state of Nevada proposed the platform and now the idea has spread east. Randy King, chairman of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, in Southhampton, says his tribe has part ...Read More

It's a "cash cow" that many think should be put out to pasture. The U.S. House has passed a Farm Bill that didn't do much to limit farm payments to multi-million dollar farm companies even though President Bush and family farm groups wanted those payments changed. Jon Bailey with the Center for Rura ...Read More

In a rare move, a group of state lawmakers are going on the road for field hearings on health care. Starting Monday, Senate and House committees are meeting with Ohioans around the state to get their input on fixing the state's health care system. Representative Jim Raussen of Springdale will be at ...Read More

One in five Virginians won't turn on the tap for a glass of water today, they'll buy a bottle of water instead. That's according to Corporate Accountability International, which is asking people to think twice about the choice. Patti Lynn with the group says its worth some thought because almost hal ...Read More

Former felons have to pay all of their fines before they are allowed to vote again. The controversial state law has just been upheld as legal by the Washington Supreme Court. However, critics say the law undermines democracy, and even violates ex-offenders' rights, because it denies them right to v ...Read More

It's legal, it's safe and there's no prescription necessary. Still many West Virginia women and men don't know about it. Also known as "Plan B," emergency contraception is intended to prevent pregnancy for rape victims or in the event that other contraceptive devices fail. Margaret Chapman with West ...Read More

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