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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 

Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.

2020Talks - August 14, 2020 

Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Archive: July 13, 2009

CHICAGO - Fossil fuels are taking a bite out of pocketbooks in Illinois: The state's total tab is on track to exceed $1 trillion between 2010 and 2030. That's according to a new report released by Environment Illinois that tallies up how much consumers and businesses are spending on oil, natural gas ...Read More

LYONS, Neb. - What do small business owners in Iowa think about health care reform currently being debated in Congress? An organization called the Small Business Majority surveyed owners of small businesses across the state and found some common problems and solutions. Jon Bailey, rural research ...Read More

MINNEAPOLIS - One of the basics of a working democracy is citizen participation, but lately the art of civics has been on the decline in many places across the country, as more citizens opt not to take part in any civic activity. To try to reverse that trend, the National Civic Summit is being held ...Read More

Las Vegas, Nev. – Nevada is among the top states in the nation for foreclosure, and it's not just homeowners being put on the street. Thousands of renters also face eviction as owners of more condominium and apartment buildings go bust. About half the calls to Nevada Legal Services (NLS) are n ...Read More

Harrisburg, Pa. - While you may not have appreciated all the rain in Pennsylvania last month, the mosquitoes were loving it - and experts now predict June's wet weather will keep them out in full force for the rest of the summer. That's because mosquitoes develop in water, which means any form of st ...Read More

PHOENIX - Most of the country catches up to Arizona's minimum wage next week, as the federal pay floor rises to $7.25 an hour. Some business groups warn that the national increase will cost jobs, but state AFL-CIO executive director Rebekah Friend says the same argument was made during the campaign ...Read More

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia's many military bases should go smoke-free, according to a new report by the federal Institute of Medicine. It supports the idea of a tobacco-free military, citing the huge financial burden smokers have become to the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Physician K ...Read More

FT. LEWIS, Wash. - The days when American soldiers got cigarettes with their food rations are long gone, but the military has higher smoking rates than the general public. A new report by the federal Institute of Medicine lends support to the idea of a tobacco-free military, citing the huge financia ...Read More

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