PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 

It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 

Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

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PHOTO: Colorado projects honored as national leaders for promoting health include Aurora's Increasing Access program to expand health services during a child's first 1,000 days of life. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Center for Disease Control.
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DENVER – Three Colorado projects are winners in a nationwide search for innovative approaches to addressing poor health in low-income communities. "Project Access" in Colorado Springs says it plans to use its $75,000 award to accelerate efforts to bring faith-based, health and recreational or ...Read More

PHOTO: The California State Assembly recently voted to limit co-pays on prescription drugs. AB 339 would put a monthly cap of about $275 on the cost of a 30-day prescription. Photo credit: Emily Roesly/Morguefile.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Californians could be paying much less for prescription drugs if a bill just passed by the state Assembly makes it past the Senate and the governor. AB 339 would put a monthly cap of about $275 on the cost of a 30-day prescription, and prevent insurance companies from put ...Read More

PHOTO: There are a number of things parents should take into consideration when looking for a back-up child care program or provider, or when determining if a child is old enough or responsible enough to be home alone. Photo credit: Ryan Hyde/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The busy summer vacation season has arrived, and with child care providers among those who'll likely be taking some time off, parents should make plans now for lining up back-up care. Karen Fogolin, associate director of Child Care Aware of Minnesota, says care options are a ...Read More

PHOTO: Retiree Ken Cowick of Cary paid $1,200 more in taxes this year as a result of the 2013 elimination of the medical expense deduction in the North Carolina tax code. Photo courtesy: Ken Cowick.

CARY, N.C. – Seventy-five-year-old Ken Cowick and his wife moved to Cary from Michigan with their retirement in mind. What's top of mind now for the stroke survivor is that the Tarheel State seems increasingly less supportive of its retiree population. This year Cowick paid $1,200 in addition ...Read More

PHOTO: Tennessean Martin McGrath has cerebral palsy, and is working to raise awareness about the importance of in-home care for those who live with a disability but aren't suffering from a long-term medical problem or need extensive rehabilitation. Photo credit: Andrea Church/Morguefile.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Martin McGrath of Nashville has cerebral palsy. Unable to take care of himself, McGrath struggles to maintain his independence through in-home care. He is one of thousands of Tennesseans in need of home-based services, which can be difficult to secure because of funding and ...Read More

PHOTO: The U.S. Forest Service is fielding thousands of public comments opposing a proposed housing and retail development within a mile of the boundary of Grand Canyon National Park. Photo credit Town of Tusayan, Arizona.

TUSAYAN, Ariz. – A proposed housing and retail development in the small town of Tusayan, near the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, continues to draw opposition. Sandy Bahr, director of the Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter, says the U.S. Forest Service has received more than 200,000 pu ...Read More

PHOTO: This week marks Bed Bed Bug Awareness Week, and a recent study from pest control company Orkin ranked four Ohio cities in the top ten nationally for bed bug infestations. Photo credit: Piotr Naskrecki/Wikimedia.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Just the thought of bed bugs make most people squeamish, but one expert says bed bugs are an epidemic in Ohio. The week marks Bed Bug Awareness Week, and Ohio State University entomologist Susan Jones says the Buckeye State has had a problem with the insects for more than a d ...Read More

Outreach efforts are underway in the Granite State to make sure kids don't go hungry this summer. The state ranked 32nd in access to free summer food sites in a new Food Research and Action Center report. Credit: Phil Grandmaison.

MANCHESTER, N.H. – As the school year draws to a close, the Granite State is getting an average grade when it comes to making sure kids don't go hungry during the summer months. Henry Harris, community outreach director with Southern New Hampshire Services, says his group sponsored more than ...Read More

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