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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: February 23, 2009

Columbus, OH - Whether it's a fuzzy screen or a weak signal, getting an old-fashioned "rabbit ears" antenna to work with a newfangled digital television converter box can pose some challenges that have some Ohioans scratching their heads. As the country moves rapidly toward "DTV," AARP Ohio spokesw ...Read More

Madison, WI - When the cost of a pack of smokes goes up, the number of people who light up goes down, according to the American Lung Association of Wisconsin. That's one reason the organization approves of Governor Jim Doyle's budget proposal, which includes a hike in cigarette taxes. Spokesperson ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – Iowa is renowned for its farms and farming - but an analysis of the state's productive topsoil shows the quality is getting worse, and about half its depth has been lost to erosion over the past half-century. Iowa State University Agronomy Department researcher Jessica Veenst ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – For a decade now, Iowa has been the only state that does not give its citizens who are victims of fraud the right to take individual legal action against scam artists and other dishonest businesses who harmed them. However, this week state lawmakers will have an opportunity to ...Read More

Pittsburgh, PA - These trying economic times mean more Pennsylvanians on the lower end of the income scale need legal help with a range of issues from utility shut-offs to evictions, and an increase in calls to legal helplines reflect the rising needs. The situation has prompted the Neighborhood L ...Read More

Nashville, TN – Money meant for TennCare should be spent for TennCare. That's the message from at least one advocacy group as state lawmakers begin their first full week deciding how to spend Tennessee's portion of the just-signed federal economic stimulus bill. Michelle Johnson, managing att ...Read More

Nashville, TN – Tennessee is in the same boat as many other states -- the federal stimulus money on its way to state coffers is only a temporary fix for longer-term financial woes. But will the current crisis prompt changes to the state tax system? The group Tennesseans for Fair Taxation has ...Read More

Gassaway and Charleston, WV - The economic crisis is squeezing the Mountaineer Food Bank at both ends, according to its executive director. A survey published by the New York Times shows demand is up by 30 percent at food pantries across the county, and Carla Nardella says that matches what they ar ...Read More

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