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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

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PHOTO: Kansas City Municipal Court Judge Joseph Locascio and Drug Court participant Billy Smith work together in the court's garden. Photo courtesy of Benita Jones.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Most gardeners can vouch for the therapeutic benefits of digging in the dirt, and so can some participants in Kansas City's drug, mental-health and veterans' treatment courts, thanks to a special program that's planting seeds of recovery. The garden, where offenders and court off ...Read More

PHOTO: The near total freezeover of the Great Lakes during the brutal winter is impacting summer weather for millions of Wisconsinites because of the much colder water temperature of Lake Michigan. Photo credit: NASA

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Summer is officially under way, but for a lot of Wisconsin communities, the lingering effects of a brutally cold winter are still being felt. The extremely rare near total freezeover of the Great Lakes this winter has left Lake Michigan 10 degrees colder than it usually is at this ...Read More

PHOTO: July is Smart Irrigation Month, and state leaders say it's a good time to make sure residents are using water efficiently. Photo credit: Ivan Melenchon Serrano/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - Watering the lawn may seem like a simple task, but without the proper knowledge, experts say, you may be wasting time and money. It's Smart Irrigation Month, and Hoosiers are encouraged to conserve water. While the state is not currently facing drought-related issues, said Anthony Sw ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report examines the major tax changes in Ohio's recently approved budget bill and finds the most affluent will benefit the most. Photo credit: Jane M. Sawyer.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The most affluent will benefit the most from the major tax changes in Ohio's recently approved budget bill, according to a new report. Four income-tax cut provisions will accelerate the lower income tax approved last year, expand tax breaks for business income, increase personal ex ...Read More

PHOTO: Utah's water supply is facing a serious threat from a tiny quagga mussel that can destroy fisheries, pollute shorelines and beaches, damage boats and equipment, and cost taxpayers millions of dollars to control, according to the state Division of Wildlife Resources. Photo courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

SALT LAKE CITY - Wildlife officials say a tiny mussel, about the size of a human fingernail, poses a serious threat to Utah's water supply. The quagga mussels have permanently infested Lake Powell in southern Utah and threaten to spread to other water supplies in the state by attaching themselves t ...Read More

PHOTO: A bill that seeks to reduce brain injuries and concussions has passed the California Legislature and awaits Gov. Jerry Brown's signature. AB 2127 would limit full-contact practice time at middle and high schools, and ensure injured athletes don't return to the field too soon. Photo courtesy cdc.gov

How long high school football players can practice each week - and how rough those practices can be - may be changing in California. A bill that seeks to reduce brain injuries and concussions has passed the Legislature and is awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature. Assemblyman Ken Cooley, D-Rancho C ...Read More

PHOTO: This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturned Arizona's state ban on issuing driver's licenses to some immigrants. Photo courtesy Arizona Dept. of Transportation

PHOENIX - The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is applauding this week's court ruling that overturns the state's ban on granting driver's licenses to some immigrants. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decided that the state can no longer deny driver's licenses to immigrants who qu ...Read More

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