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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.

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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: February 17, 2009

Des Moines, IA – There have been so many advances in technology that "cyber criminals" no longer even need a computer to commit their crimes. Bryan Burkhardt, director of the Electronic Crime Institute at Des Moines Area Community College says new technology allows for criminal activity from a ...Read More

Washington D.C. – The latest estimate is that Iowa's share of the federal economic stimulus bill will be $1.9 billion. Rolled into that amount is the state's portion of roughly $142 billion set aside by Congress for the next generation of Americans, to provide key funding for children's progra ...Read More

Santa Fe - Teachers say there's a federally-mandated program that could help New Mexico students on all levels -- except that the formulas used to make it work don't fit with the state's budget crunch. Part of the No Child Left Behind law is a system called "Response to Intervention" (RTI). It's de ...Read More

Columbus, OH – This is "Food Check-Out Week," an annual event to highlight the nation's safe, abundant and affordable food supply. It's held the fifth week of every year, to mark the number of days the typical American has to work to earn enough money to pay for their family's food supply for ...Read More

Laramie, WY – A small Wyoming creature has cleared a big hurdle. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to consider listing the Wyoming pocket gopher under the federal Endangered Species Act. Duane Short, wild species program director for the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance, says h ...Read More

Nashville, TN – It's a Top Ten list you don't want your state to be on. However, Tennessee consistently ranks in the Top Ten among states with the most cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Mark Huffman, vice-president of education and training for Planned Parenthood of Middle and Ea ...Read More

Frankfort, KY – Kentuckians are making noise for the mountains today (Tuesday). It's "I Love Mountains Day," with at least 800 people marching to the State Capitol from the Kentucky River to call for an end to mountaintop removal coal mining. This year's event focuses on the 1400 miles of str ...Read More

The television industry's nationwide switch to digital broadcasting was supposed to begin today -- but its four-month delay is giving hundreds of thousands of Californians extra time to prepare. According to ACNielsen data, California ranks at the top of states affected by the digital television (D ...Read More

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