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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 16, 2008

Point, click and graduate. Working on photos with National Geographic helped a group of California teens get their diplomas over the weekend - a group that, at one time, didn't look as though they would make it to graduation day because they either dropped out, or were kicked out, of school. The stu ...Read More

Boston, MA - When it comes to closing loopholes, the tighter the knot, the better. That's what some budget analysts are saying about a plan that would make it harder for businesses to avoid state taxes. They're especially concerned that a Massachusetts House amendment to the plan would undo the "kno ...Read More

Seattle, WA – Washington's parks, trails, wildlife refuges and environmental cleanup plans have been operating on too little federal money, for too long. That's the view of Washington's 6th District Congressman Norm Dicks, who chairs the House Interior and Environment subcommittee. Last week, ...Read More

New York, NY - One in three working New Yorkers is not making enough money to meet their families' basic needs, according to new research from the Fiscal Policy Institute. The study shows it takes $60,000 a year for a family of four to reach what it terms "economic security," covering living expense ...Read More

New York, NY - America has a new spelling bee star, and he's making the rounds in New York this week. Meet Larry Grossman of Northwood, North Dakota. He's been crowned the winner in AARP The Magazine's National Spelling Bee, which drew contestants age 50-plus from across the country over the weekend ...Read More

Aberdeen, SD – An economist might seem an unlikely champion of early childhood development. However, Art Rolnick, senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, says an investment in high quality, early learning is delivering a 16 percent annual return for the public. He has ...Read More

Lebanon, TN – Tennessee's Michael Chapman is on the front lines in healthcare, with ten years as a registered nurse. Until recently, he worked at Summit Hospital in Lebanon, where he says he was helping to organize nurses in order to improve patient care and work conditions. But Chapman says H ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – State health officials warn again today that Iowans need to use caution when coming into contact with floodwaters, because of pollution that already has contaminated many local water supplies. Lori Nelson with Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (ICII) says even before t ...Read More

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