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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 23, 2008

Seattle, WA – Health insurance costs in Washington have risen by about one-third for businesses in the past three years - but for small businesses, the price hike has been 91 percent over that time period. In a new survey of 400 Washington companies by AARP Washington, owners said they're trim ...Read More

Seattle, WA – Churches in Washington are taking action on such issues as fair trade, climate change and conservation, and they're part of a national groundswell. A new Sierra Club report features faith groups in every state that are making the environment a top priority. Reverend LeeAnne Ber ...Read More

Memphis, TN – Folks who think they've planned well for retirement are getting quite a shock, and rising health care costs are to blame. A new report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) estimates that a married couple must save nearly $250,000 just to pay for medical expenses no ...Read More

Republican presidential candidate John McCain has begun a two-day campaign swing through California, where he'll likely be "drilled" on his proposal to increase the amount of offshore oil drilling along U.S. coastlines. President Bush supports the idea and is urging Congress to lift the 27-year mora ...Read More

Denver, CO - More wilderness for Colorado's Western Slope is included in a handful of bills making their way through Congress this summer. A push to add new protections to existing federal land includes tens of thousands of acres in Western Colorado, in a measure sponsored by the Salazar brothers. ...Read More

Albany, NY — Today, the New York State Legislature will try again to decide if drug companies must report gifts they give to doctors, of more than $75 in value. Supporters claim to have the necessary votes in the Assembly, but the Senate is less certain. Bill Ferris, executive state director ...Read More

Albany, NY — A vote is expected today on a measure to change home daycare standards in New York. Bills in both houses would increase the allowable child-to-staff ratio for in-home care. The Office of Family and Children's Services says the change is needed to increase access to childcare at t ...Read More

Great Falls, MT - The search for a solution for record-high gas prices has revved up plans to turn Montana's coal reserves into liquid fuel, with a manufacturing plant planned for Malmstrom Air Force Base. Dennis McGinn, a retired Vice Admiral and former First Deputy Chief of Naval Operations with ...Read More

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