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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: May 21, 2009

Kansas City, MO - The first few hours of life can be critical for a newborn, especially if the infant suffered low oxygen levels during birth. That's why a new treatment, called theraputic hypothermia, is being used at Children's Mercy Hospital. Instead of warming the newborn, doctors actually lower ...Read More

Washington, D.C. – Testimony is taking place this week in Washington, D.C., regarding the use of seclusion rooms for students with disabilities - not only in Missouri, but across the country. Ange Hemmer has been vocal about the issue ever since her son was sent to a seclusion room numerous ti ...Read More

Nashville, TN – A new report finds 61 percent of the health insurance policies in Tennessee are written by just two insurance companies, and the absence of competition in all states is causing higher premium costs and greater numbers of uninsured people. The report, by Health Care for America ...Read More

Memphis, TN – As Congress begins debate on clean energy legislation with the intent of moving the U.S. away from foreign fossil fuels and toward clean renewable sources of energy, advocates for low-income Americans want to ensure a large segment of the population does not find the new legislat ...Read More

Louisville, KY – A commonwealth-wide ban on indoor smoking in public places won't result in negative economic impact, according to a new study. Fear of economic losses for bars and restaurants have helped keep an anti-smoking law from passing in Kentucky, but the study, led by Ohio State Unive ...Read More

Charleston WV – West Virginia's private health insurance market is dominated by a few large companies and an absence of competition, according to a new report from Healthcare For America Now. The report uses figures from an American Medical Association study, which says two firms wrote 54 perc ...Read More

Time is running out for Governor Crist to veto an eleventh-hour bill that would cap the amount of money injured workers can pay their attorneys to fight denied worker compensation claims. That the legislature didn’t also cap what insurance companies can spend has labor groups and trial attorne ...Read More

Las Vegas, NV – Health insurance rates are on the way up and a lack competition is to blame, according to "Health Care for America Now." The new report says health insurance rates are rising two and a half times faster than wages in Nevada. Launce Rake, with the Progressive Leadership Allian ...Read More

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