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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: March 31, 2008

Columbus, OH – There's a statewide effort to keep the "lights on" after hours at Ohio schools, by making after-school and summer programs available to more kids. Liz Nusken, director of the Ohio Afterschool Network, says local events around the state this spring will highlight the benefits of ...Read More

Chicago, IL – If you're lucky enough to get an income tax refund, there's no reason to have to share it. A new report from the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) on the Earned Income Tax Credit finds Illinois families are losing out on more than $118 million of their refunds. The money is considere ...Read More

Madison, WI – Cuts, cuts, and more cuts are happening at schools across the state, according to a new survey of Wisconsin school district administrators. The survey examined the impact of state revenue caps on school districts, and 94 percent of those responding said they had trimmed budgets a ...Read More

California regulators have put the brakes on a plan that required automakers to produce a certain amount of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by the year 2014, and it's a decision that has some people "fuming." The board approved a 70 percent reduction in the numbers of ZEVs required, but also increased ...Read More

Portland, OR – Oregon's primary election is still seven weeks away -- and at least one group insists this year, that's a good thing. The Sierra Club has launched a campaign called "Power2Change," because it contends the presidential candidates aren't saying enough about global warming and rene ...Read More

Sacramento, CA – We've heard of blue-collar and white-collar jobs, but California is preparing for a new look -- the "green-collar" job. The California Senate is considering a package of bills that would invest in renewable energy projects while, at the same time, creating new employment oppor ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – To save Iowa's soil and water for the future, we should look to the past, according to a new book by Iowa author Cornelia (Connie) Mutel. "The Emerald Horizon" rolls back the clock to show what Iowa's landscape was like before the prairie was turned under by the plow. Mutel, a ...Read More

Lansing, MI – If retirement is approaching, it may be time to switch careers. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has noticed that, as more people enter their 50s and 60s, they're branching out to make new career decisions. More than 7,000 people reexamining their working lives ...Read More

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