PBS Daily Newscast - July 8, 2020 

Mary Trump's book labels our president a reckless leader who paid a pal to take his SAT test; Nevada lawmakers meet to address pandemic shortfall.

2020Talks - July 8, 2020 

The Movement for Black Lives announces a new proposal to overhaul policing and invest in Black communities; NJ and DE have primary elections today; and some political candidates join in a Facebook advertising boycott.

Archive: June 8, 2015

PHOTO: There is growing concern that Internet dating sites are not doing enough to police for romance scammers, who made off with more than $80 million in 2013. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Justice.

PHOENIX – Scammers who use Internet dating sites to prey on victims in Arizona and across the nation are stealing millions of dollars each year. Cynthia Fagyas, communications director for AARP Arizona, says the Internet Crime Complaint Center reported receiving more than 6,000 romance scam ...Read More

PHOTO: Summer meal program sites are open around the state to help Illinois' most vulnerable children access nutritious meals while school is out for summer. Photo courtesy of

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Efforts to ensure Illinois children have access to nutritious meals while school is out for summer are paying off. Summer Food Programs provide food to students who eat free or reduced-price meals during the school year. Suzy Lee, coordinator of No Kid Hungry Illinois, say ...Read More

A new multi-agency law enforcement effort in North Dakota looks to crack down on sex trafficking and other serious crimes. Credit: madame.furie/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – A major crackdown on crime is coming to oil-rich western North Dakota with the creation of the Bakken Organized Crime Strike Force. The effort is aimed at identifying, targeting and dismantling organized crime in the region, including drug and weapons smuggling, white collar ...Read More

PHOTO: Despite living through an ongoing and historic drought, the city of Santa Fe's residential water use is at an all-time low following a generation of conservation practices. Photo Credit: city of New York.

SANTA FE, N.M. - Two decades of water-conservation practices and policies seem to be paying off for Santa Fe. Caryn Grosse, a water conservation specialist with the city of Santa Fe, says water customers' average daily water use is 95 gallons per person, per day. She says that reflects a major con ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP Indiana is working to ensure that Hoosiers are informed of how a new law, the CARE Act, will help caregivers and their loved ones. Photo credit: AARP Indiana.

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is ranked at the bottom among states for support of family caregivers, but a new law will provide better assistance for the 1.3 million Hoosiers who care for loved ones. Gov. Mike Pence recently signed the CARE Act into law, which goes into effect at the beginning of 2 ...Read More

Thousands of Missouri families still struggle to put food on the table, and advocates fear potential cuts to child nutrition programs will exacerbate the issue. Credit: Gleangenie/Morguefile

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – As Missouri begins to turn the corner on the recession, those who work with anti-hunger programs are calling on Congress to maintain funding for programs that fill critical meal gaps for families statewide. According to Heather Hardinger with Ozarks Food Harvest, her organi ...Read More

PHOTO: The Bakersfield Crude Terminal is the subject of a lawsuit by environmental groups, and was recently cited by the EPA. It is owned by the same company which owns a pipeline that recently failed near Santa Barbara, spilling 100,000 gallons of oil into the Pacific. Photo credit: Elizabeth Forsyth/Earthjustice.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – A judge has refused to close down a controversial oil terminal near Bakersfield in Kern County, denying a preliminary injunction sought by environmental groups challenging permits for the facility. The terminal went on-line in December. Earthjustice attorney Elizabeth Fo ...Read More

GRAPHIC: New research from the Economic Policy Institute indicates raising the minimum wage will not slow employment. Federal figures show the minimum wage has not kept up with workers' education levels or with inflation. Graphic courtesy of the Economic Policy Institute.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia's minimum wage is rising, and new economic research suggests that shouldn't hurt employment levels. Critics of increasing low-end pay say it prices some workers out of the job market. David Cooper, senior economic analyst with the Economic Policy Institute, s ...Read More

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