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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


2020Talks - August 5, 2020 


Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Archive: March 15, 2016

Dating couples in Kentucky can now seek emergency civil protections from intimate-partner violence. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A new Kentucky law extending civil protections from violence to dating couples took effect Jan. 1. Now, the challenge is making sure those who need the new type of protection, an Interpersonal Protective Order (IPO), know how to get it. Guidelines have been put in place to ...Read More

The organization Women of Wind Energy, two of its members seen above, wants to reduce the industry's gender gap. (Women of Wind Energy)

SEATTLE - It's Women's History Month, a celebration of women who have shaped the country, and also a time to appreciate those who are changing society now. In the historically male-dominated energy sector, the organization Women of Wind Energy is helping more women get into the industry. Kristen Gr ...Read More

Cat Bao Le, left, is pictured with another member of the Southeast Asian Coalition as they conducted outreach at the Annual Dragon Boat Festival in Charlotte. (Le)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - While there's much talk among candidates and pundits about pursuing the black, Latino and female vote in North Carolina's primary today, there's little discussion about the Asian-American population. New data from the Institute for Southern Studies indicates it's a demographic to w ...Read More

Some in Florida are renewing a call to change the way the state handles primary elections, so that more voters are allowed to cast ballots. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It's primary election day in Florida, but since not all the state's registered voters get to participate, some folks believe it's time to vote for a change in the system. Florida is one of only a handful of states that has a completely closed primary - meaning that people can on ...Read More

Workforce shortages are plaguing community health centers in Ohio and around the nation. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The health-care headquarters for nearly 620,000 Ohioans is looking for new recruits. Research released today shows that almost all Community Health Centers in the United States are trying to fill at least one vacancy, with physicians the most-needed. The findings are from a n ...Read More

Thousands of kids across the nation are being asked to stand up to Big Tobacco on Kick Butts Day. (Veronica Carter)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – This week, kids in Arkansas and across the nation are being prompted to take on Big Tobacco by encouraging other young people to avoid smoking, holding events to send a message that they won't be manipulated into picking up a cigarette. In Arkansas, about 1,500 teenagers a ...Read More

Devon Chaffee of ACLU of New Hampshire is giving Granite State lawmakers credit for holding the line on women's reproductive rights this legislative session. (ACLU of New Hampshire)

CONCORD, N. H. – Women's reproductive rights have been a major issue on the campaign trail and also at the New Hampshire State House this session. One person keeping track of the reproductive health bills is Devon Chaffee, executive director of ACLU New Hampshire. According to Chaffee, more ...Read More

A report recommends that New York invest $800 million per year statewide in the Water Infrastructure Investment Act. (Postdlf/Wikimedia Commons)

ALBANY, N.Y, - Crumbling infrastructure and rampant underreporting of sewage overflows are endangering public health in New York, according to a new report. "Tapped Out," released by Environmental Advocates of New York, found huge discrepancies between estimated and reported volumes of raw sewage d ...Read More

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