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PNS Daily Newscast - August 3, 2020 

Negotiations to resume today on a COVID-19 relief package; advocates brace for surge in homeless Americans.

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Concerns about U.S. Postal Service delays and voter intimidation from voting rights advocates. Plus, Joe Biden calls for emergency housing legislation.

Archive: November 29, 2010

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsinites are being advised by the Wisconsin Association for Justice to read any contract they sign very carefully, to see if it contains what lawyers call a "forced arbitration clause." Such a clause says you cannot sue the company over a dispute, and you must accept an arbitrat ...Read More

RESTON, Va. - As kids head back to school this week after the holiday break, there are students at 26 schools around the Commonwealth taking "green" matters into their own hands. The program is called "Eco-Schools" and it's part of a world-wide initiative for school kids in K-12 to participate in re ...Read More

ALAMOSA, Colo. - A new solar plant is helping Colorado get ahead of the curve when it comes to renewable energy. The state will soon be home to a 30-megawatt plant near Alamosa; construction is set to begin early next year. The installation would be the world's largest such solar plant. Larry Schw ...Read More

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Last week the public comment period ended on a proposed USDA rule - the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) rule - aimed at leveling the playing field for family farmers and ranchers. According to Adam Warthesen, federal farm policy organizer with the ...Read More

PHILADELPHIA - The cell door is slamming on fewer inmates in local jails, both in Pennsylvania and nationwide, according to a new report from Pennsylvania-based Pew Charitable Trusts. Claire Shubik-Richards is author of the report, which finds that locking people up when they're charged with or con ...Read More

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Consumers scored heavily discounted electronics over the weekend. But disposing of old gadgets such as televisions, gaming devices and computers - also known as e-waste - is an increasing problem. E-waste is considered the fastest growing waste stream in landfills. An estimat ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Deer gun season opens today in the Buckeye State and runs for a week. While some may think accidental gunshot wounds are the biggest threat for hunters, researchers at The Ohio State University Medical Center say that isn't the case. Their new study finds that falls from tree stands ...Read More

BEREA, Ky. - There's plenty of talk of coal's importance to Kentucky's economy, but a new report suggests taking a serious look at what clean energy can do to put Kentuckians back to work. The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) surveyed wide-ranging studies on the emerg ...Read More

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