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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 

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

2020Talks - August 4, 2020 

Trump threatens Nevada with litigation for passing a bill to send ballots to all registered voters. Plus, primaries today in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington.

Archive: August 16, 2007

It’s back to school time, and the message to Colorado students is to study hard and be careful not to fall through the floor. That’s literally what happened in one rural Colorado school where old floorboards were caving in. It’s just one of many stories of neglect due to underfundi ...Read More

Local immigrant rights advocates say the Bush administration’s plan to crack down on employers won’t fix any problems. The plan forces employers to fire any employees with fake social security numbers. But Shu Ohno, from the Massachusetts Immigration Refugee and Advocacy Coalition, say ...Read More

New parents in Washington can look forward to five weeks of time off with partial pay, but not until 2009. Washington is the second state to create its own family leave program, and next week, a legislative task force meets to iron out the details, including how to pay for it. The original bill incl ...Read More

Healthy people and a healthy planet are the hot topics at the Wisconsin Farmers Union convention today in Chippewa Falls. The event brings together state lawmakers, experts, and farmers from around the state. Farmers Union President Sue Beitlich says Wisconsin farmers are worried about how climate ...Read More

Mid-August in the Midwest, and the farmers’ market season is in full bloom. Doug Nopar with the Minnesota-based Organic and Sustainable Education Service says this is prime-time to get healthful food and to support local producers. "This is the best opportunity we have, as consumers, to buy t ...Read More

A new study has found an alarming increase of home foreclosures in eastern Long Island. So far this year, 3,000 Suffolk County homes are facing foreclosure according to the RealtyTrac industry monitor. That’s a 75 percent increase over the last six months of 2006. Louise Scarola with the Fa ...Read More

New Mexico politicians, ranchers, labor and conservation groups are asking Sen. Domenici not to 'turn out the lights' on the state’s future by blocking a federal renewable energy standard that has already passed the House. Albuquerque City Councilor Isaac Benton says New Mexico stands to gain ...Read More

California’s health care reform plans are "colorful." A report released today by the "Having Our Say Coalition" shows the state needs to do some homework to be successful in adding some of the six million uninsured Californians to the insurance rolls. California Pan-Ethnic Health Network Execu ...Read More

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