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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 26, 2008

Seattle, WA - Who has the right to decide when and how to monitor industrial air pollution--the states or the United States government? A federal appeals court has decided it should be the states' responsibility. The case arose because the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not allo ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – Back-to-school sales are big business--and it's not just from the scads of pencils and notebooks purchased by students. Iowa's community colleges put millions of dollars annually into their local economy. For example, last year Des Moines Area Community College purchased goods ...Read More

Raleigh County, WV – If it's all about the money, then the smart money is on a combination of wind power and underground coal mining for West Virginia's Coal River Mountain. Initial permits have been granted for two mountaintop removal (MTR) projects in the area. However, new research shows ta ...Read More

Denver, CO - Education leaders from Ohio in Denver for the Democratic National Convention this week are hoping to move education to the front of the class for election attention. Patricia Frost-Brooks, president of the Ohio Education Association, says funding is one of the biggest education challeng ...Read More

Richmond, VA – The numbers are staggering. The Richmond-area African-American community has a foreclosure rate four times higher than other groups. That finding is from a new study released by the nonprofit agency, Housing Opportunities Made Equal. After tracking numbers for more than a year, ...Read More

Falcon Heights, MN – State fair-goers will have an opportunity today to learn how to cook from the experts. The Minnesota Cooks Program, sponsored by the Minnesota Farmers Union, features 16 local chefs demonstrating their expertise. Organizer Doug Peterson says they'll use ingredients grown o ...Read More

Santa Monica, CA - From Yellowstone to Yosemite, the idea of protecting such natural "national treasures" began more than 100 years ago. Now the National Park Service is charting its course for the next century. A commission made up of public leaders and experts is meeting in California at one of ...Read More

Helena, MT – Thirteen groups have sent a letter of protest to the legislative Environmental Quality Council after they put forth just 11 of 54 actions recommended by a Governor's committee on climate change. Bob Decker with The Policy Institute in Helena says it appears that the political argu ...Read More

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