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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 16, 2011

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. - 'Tis the season - for river recreation, that is. And the Interior Department is working with seven Western states to make sure the Colorado River is protected for multiple uses. Their goal is to balance the sometimes competing needs for water - between agriculture, tourism ...Read More

BROOKFIELD, Wis. - Checking air quality in Wisconsin is now as easy as dialing 1-866-Daily Air. The statewide, toll-free air-quality hotline is sponsored by the American Lung Association in Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Clear Air Choice program. Jolene McNutt, coordinator of the Clean Fuels and Vehi ...Read More

CONCORD, N.H. - Extreme cyber-bullying, peer pressure and unrealistic body image pressures ... Being a teenager today can be tough. Add being gay to the equation and a growing number of kids, feeling they have no one to turn to, are taking their own lives. A recent study shows teen suicide rates for ...Read More

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Parents in Minnesota can rest a little easier now, according to a new report from the Healthy Legacy coalition, co-founded by the Institute on Agriculture and Trade Policy. "Message in a Bottle" shows that states that regulate bisphenol a (BPA) have been effective at clearing re ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. - It's now one week until the end of Minnesota's regular legislative session, and state lawmakers are scrambling to finalize the state budget. The latest version of the Health and Human Services budget bill passed late last week in conference committee has child advocates worried abo ...Read More

FRANKFORT, Ky. - May has been proclaimed "Community Action Month" in Kentucky by Governor Steve Beshear, and the observance comes at a time of high demand for services provided by many community-based agencies. Community Action Kentucky executive director Rob Jones says the agency implements several ...Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It was a tough legislative session for Florida state employees. There will be fewer of them in the fiscal year starting July 1. That date also marks the fifth fiscal year without general pay raises. Those who remain will find their gross pay three percent lighter as they start ki ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - In these days of high food prices, more and more Iowans are opting to plant their own garden and raise their own food, but some have little or no space to do it. Des Moines Area Community College (D-MACC) horticultural instructor Randall Voss has good news for them. Voss says ap ...Read More

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