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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


2020Talks - August 14, 2020 


Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Archive: October 20, 2016

New statewide research says 49 percent of Kentucky's third and sixth graders are in need of dental care. (Kentucky Youth Advocates)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Nearly half of Kentucky third and sixth graders are in need of dental care, a sharp increase from 15 years ago, when it was 32 percent. A new statewide oral health research project uncovered what Kentucky Youth Advocates Executive Director Terry Brooks calls a paradox. Why ...Read More

As big banks such as Wells Fargo come under scrutiny, smaller community banks and credit unions are looking to be consumers' alternatives. (NikolayF/pixabay)

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Thursday is International Credit Union Day, and the case for these kinds of institutions has grown stronger with customers as scandal continues to rock one of the country's biggest banks. Credit unions have become the alternative to big-name financial institutions for nearly half ...Read More

Progressive Christians say they're beginning to speak out in increasing numbers about their policy views and the ways they are rooted in their faith. (thelesleyshow/morguefile)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Sparks flew and tempers flared Wednesday night in the final presidential debate. And while much attention has been given during the campaign to the views of voters who identify themselves as Christian, as it turns out, that's a broad spectrum, in North Carolina and across the ...Read More

Changes to Medicare Part B are scheduled to take place this fall. (V. Carter)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Changes to the Medicare Part B program, called the Medicare Part B Drug Demo, are designed to lower the expenses connected with chemotherapy by cutting prescription drug costs and encouraging physicians to use cheaper alternatives. Dr. Blase Polite, chairman of the Americ ...Read More

The 3-Star Health Plan would offer employment services for those battling mental health issues. (clarita/morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee state lawmakers who return to Nashville after the presidential election are expected to take up the issue of the 3-Star Health Plan put together by a task force earlier this year. In addition to providing health coverage to people in the state currently ineli ...Read More

The AVOICE hotline provides legal help in Texas for victims of domestic abuse and other violent crimes. (Highwaystarz/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas -- Victims of violent crime in Texas, particularly victims of domestic abuse, have a strong advocate to help them with legal issues they may face following an assault. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the group Advocates for Victims of Crime, also called AVOICE, wor ...Read More

Faculty say they were forced to strike when state negotiators did not return to the bargaining table. (David Chambers)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Faculty at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities are on strike after contract negotiations came to a standstill Tuesday night. More than 5,000 members of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties took to the picket lines early Wednesday morning. ...Read More

After-school programs allow children to expand on what they've learned during the day in a hands-on way. (School's Out Washington)

SEATTLE – Families and communities across the country today are marking Lights On Afterschool, the 17th annual event celebrating the role after-school programs play in keeping children safe and expanding learning opportunities. Despite increases in the number of children in programs after sc ...Read More

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