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PNS Daily Newscast - August 10, 2020 

The U.S. tops 5 million COVID-19 cases; and the latest on the USPS mail slowdown.

2020Talks - August 10, 2020 

Sunday was the sixth anniversary of the police killing of Michael Brown. Tomorrow, Rep. Ilhan Omar faces off against a primary challenger in MN, plus primaries in CT, VT and WI. And a shakeup at the Postal Service.

Archive: March 1, 2016

AARP leader Rawle Andrews Jr. has been honored for working to provide services for the half-million veterans who call Maryland home. (AARP)

BALTIMORE - Maryland has almost half a million veterans, and a large number of military personnel and national guardsmen, with many of them at or near retirement age. A man who has worked to make life easier for them has been honored by the National Association for Black Veterans. Rawle Andrews ...Read More

Some Ohio parents give up custody of their children with mental health needs in order to gain greater access to services. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Raising a child with more than one physical, mental, or behavioral issue is a daunting task, and some Ohio parents go to great lengths to give these multi-system youth the best shot at life. Dave Mohler adopted his grandson at age 11, who had multiple diagnoses. Mohler and his wif ...Read More

A federal lawsuit filed by environmental organizations says the EPA is not doing its job to protect public health from toxic air pollution. (Clean WI)

MADISON, Wis. - The Environmental Protection Agency has a legal obligation to update toxic air pollution standards every eight years, yet in many cases for certain industries in Wisconsin, the agency has not done so since 2002. The Clean Air Act requires the EPA to regularly review the health and ...Read More

Acoustic Corner is just one local business wondering what effect the new North Carolina state service and repair charges will have on its customers. (Acoustic Corner)

BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C. - Next time a repair is needed – from furniture to cell phones, to shoes – expect to pay a little more. Today, a new state sales tax on services begins in North Carolina. The tax, passed last year, is around seven percent, depending on the county. It means a $500 c ...Read More

Only 23 percent of older Latinos have Medicare with supplemental coverage, compared to 50 percent of non-Latinos. Colorado groups are teaming up to change that. (monkeybusinessimages/iStockphoto)

DENVER - Before the Affordable Care Act went into effect, one-third of Latinos were uninsured, more than any other group. AARP Colorado has teamed up with AmeriCorps and the group Boomers Leading Change in Health to close the health coverage gap for Hispanic seniors in the Denver metro area. Alt ...Read More

New numbers show Minnesota has eliminated the gender wage gap for certain government jobs. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Moves to close the pay gap for women have made significant progress in Minnesota, but the latest report shows there's still work to be done. For jobs of equal value, the gender wage gap in Minnesota's state and local governments has been eliminated, according to the report from ...Read More

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman investigated claims of delayed or denied school admissions for children arriving from Latin American countries. (Lonnie Tague/Wikimedia Commons)

WESTBURY, N.Y. - The Westbury School District on Long Island has agreed to end its unwritten policy of delaying or denying school enrollment to children arriving from Central and South America. New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office was investigating claims that admissions for t ...Read More

The Susquehanna river carries millions of pounds of pollution to Chesapeake Bay. (Jakec/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania's newly-revised plan to clean up roughly 19,000 miles of rivers and streams got a major boost from the the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. The American Farm Bureau Federation and others had asked the high court to hear their challenge to the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water ...Read More

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