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PNS Daily Newscast - August 6, 2020 

Facebook removes a Trump post because of "deceptive" COVID19 claims; small businesses seek more pandemic relief.

2020Talks - August 6, 2020 

Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

Archive: August 18, 2008

Madison, WI – Who's suing whom in Wisconsin? A new assessment tallies the sources of court cases and finds that, in the state's civil courts, businesses are responsible for bringing the majority of lawsuits. The Director of State Courts, Christine Bremer Muggli, is also president of the Wisco ...Read More

Columbus, OH – The Statehouse will be buzzing today, as hundreds of foster children from across Ohio descend on the site for their first-ever gathering. Policymakers will have front-row seats as the youth speak out about their firsthand experiences in the foster care system and the challenges ...Read More

Portland, OR – The State of Oregon needs more people to look out for seniors through the Long Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) program for volunteer advocates. After being trained and certified, the volunteers are assigned to a senior living facility, which they visit regularly. They also serve as t ...Read More

Albany, NY — It's bound to be a "taxing" debate. New York state lawmakers are heading into a special session to take up two measures that both promise tax relief--but that's where their similarities end. One proposal would put a cap on property taxes; the other would cut taxes for the middle c ...Read More

Nashville, TN – The summer film "Tropic Thunder" has prompted some lightning of its own at movie theatres, igniting controversy with its portrayal of people with intellectual disabilities. The movie contains several uses of the word "retard" to refer to individuals, as well as a catch phrase ...Read More

Harrisburg, PA – Gov. Rendell is considering accepting federal money for sex education in schools. That would mean no more talking about the "birds and the bees," because the money is for "abstinence only until marriage" teaching. Terri Klein in Pittsburgh is the mother of two teen boys. She ...Read More

Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming is taking a new look at the value of the state's coal resources, as a legislative committee meets to discuss possible changes to the industry's severance taxes and property taxes. Coal producers are asking for a new formula that will save them money, but could cost the s ...Read More

Chicago, IL – "Knock the vote" has brought Illinois 10,000 new voters, and most are immigrant citizens. They were signed up in just four weeks by volunteers going door-to-door, mainly in Chicago and its suburbs. Flavia Jimenez with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights says ...Read More

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