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PNS Daily Newscast - August 3, 2020 


Negotiations to resume today on a COVID-19 relief package; social-service organizations brace for a surge in homelessness.


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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: May 5, 2011

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The nation's often-toxic political atmosphere seems to make finding common ground an impossible goal, but a recent survey shows a majority of Americans are united around one message to Congress: "Don't cut kids." A recent survey by First Focus, a bipartisan child advocacy organizati ...Read More

NEW KENT, Va. - As Congress continues to wrangle over the federal budget, community-action agencies say real people in Virginia are being hurt. These agencies, which serve the state's most at-risk population, say they have no idea how to plan for the future. Chuck Emmons, who runs Quin Rivers, Inc. ...Read More

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Adult family homes - small businesses caring for elderly people or those with disabilities in home-like settings - are booming in Washington. Complaints about them also have risen sharply, so much that the state is having a hard time keeping up with inspections and investigations. ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The vast majority of new moms experience some level of the "baby blues" - the weepiness, the fatigue. However, according to a new report from the Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota, 10 percent of them experience severe maternal depression. Marcie Jefferys, the group's director of ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Listen up, parents, educators and youth leaders! Science says you really do make a difference in preventing teen pregnancy. Michael Resnick, director of the University of Minnesota Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center, says that for the last generation of American ...Read More

NAPLES, Fla. - A growing chorus of business and environmental voices is calling on lawmakers to save a program that has protected millions of acres of wildlife habitat across Florida. Florida Forever, the largest land-buying program in the nation, was designed to help protect water resources and co ...Read More

KANSAS CITY, No. - A change in state policy on home health care is getting some good reviews from advocates for seniors and people with disabilities. The federal government had sanctioned the state of Missouri for what's called overly restrictive home health standards for Medicaid recipients. Feder ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Using a giant puzzle, more than 5,000 people are expected to gather outside the Statehouse today to demonstrate how to put Ohio together, piece by piece. The demonstrators also will protest Gov. John Kasich's budget proposal, which they say seeks to balance an $8 billion budget gap ...Read More

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