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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: April 12, 2016

Nearly 700,000 U.S. troops were involved in the first Gulf War. (PHC D. W. Holmes/US Navy)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the ceasefire that ended the first Gulf War. During the short conflict, nearly 700,000 U.S. troops were engaged. Dr. Ronald Grewenow, clinical director at the Portland Veteran Affairs Medical Center, says the war produced fewer physical injuri ...Read More

Federal rules will require financial advisors to place their client's best interest first when it comes to retirement investments. (Tax Credits/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Until now, not all financial advisors in Tennessee and the rest of the country were required to put their clients first, before any investment funds they represent. This month that's expected to change after the U.S. Department of Labor issued a fiduciary rule, taking full effe ...Read More

North Carolina's unemployment benefits are having a negative impact on individuals and local economies, according to some experts. (GotCredit/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Lose your job in the Tar Heel State and you have just 13 weeks to find a new one before your unemployment benefits run out. On top of that the average weekly benefit is just $237, putting the state 46th in the country. While the changes that brought this about were made in 2013, ...Read More

Michigan women are paid 25 percent less then men. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - It's Equal Pay Day, an observance that symbolizes how far into 2016 women have to work to catch up to the wages men earned in 2015. Some Michiganders are coming together to highlight these inequities in pay. Despite more than five decades of federal law prohibiting gender-based wag ...Read More

Arkansas residents are being encouraged to start thinking about their retirement savings now so they won't have to rely solely on that once they quit working. (Lorie Gelwick Tuter)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - About 22 percent of Arkansas residents are collecting Social Security benefits, which places it in the top five of all the states when it comes to how many residents are either retired or collecting disability. For about a third of those people, though, it's their only income. T ...Read More

Minority students are more than three times as likely to receive harsher punishments than white students in Denver's public schools, according to a report released Monday. (Pixabay)

DENVER - Minority students are more than three times as likely to receive harsher punishments than white students in Denver's public schools, according to a new report card released Monday. Ricardo Martinez, co-executive director for Padres and Jóvenes Unidos, the group that organized the cit ...Read More

Working women in Washington state make 77 cents for every dollar men make. (calgrin/morguefile)

SEATTLE - It's Equal Pay Day, symbolizing how far into 2016 women would need to work in order to make the same amount men did in 2015. On average, women earn 79 cents for every dollar men are paid. In Washington, the average is lower, just 77 cents. Marilyn Watkins, policy director of the Econom ...Read More

Protesters marched 140 miles from the Liberty Bell to Washington, D.C., to demand that Congress restore voting rights and get big money out of elections. (Democracy Spring)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Protesters are in the nation's capital after a march from the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia to the Freedom Bell in Washington. They're calling on Congress to protect elections from special-interest groups and to give every American an equal voice. Peter Callahan, communications coo ...Read More

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