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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: August 3, 2016

In Ohio, the Red Cross provides blood to 142 hospitals. (Alex Juel/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Health officials are asking Ohioans to consider helping to save a life during the dog days of summer. There's typically a spike in traumatic injuries during the summer, said Rodney Wilson, communications manager for the American Red Cross Blood Services in Columbus, but blood donat ...Read More

A federal judge's ruling has thrown out many parts of Wisconsin's Voter ID and related laws, which will impact the fall presidential election. (CreativaImages/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. - Once again, another federal judge has ruled that many parts of Wisconsin's new election law are unconstitutional, and voters will have to familiarize themselves with still another set of rules about voting. The decision on Friday by U.S. District Judge James Peterson said many parts ...Read More

Nearly two-thirds of Americans could be seen as financially illiterate, according to a new survey. (Ken Teegardin/Flickr)

CLACKAMAS, Ore. — Only one in three Americans is able to pass a financial literacy test, according to a new nationwide survey. Nearly two-thirds of participants struggled with concepts like budgeting, credit and long-term financial decision-making. Luke McMurray, assistant vice president of ...Read More

Only about one in three Americans was able to pass a financial literacy test, according to a new study. (Chris Epper/flickr)

SPOKANE, Wash. — Nearly two-thirds of Americans were unable to pass a financial literacy test, a new survey shows. People tend to struggle with concepts such as budgeting, credit and long-term decision making when it comes to money. Traci McGlathery of the Spokane Teachers Credit Union, whic ...Read More

Documents show nearly 50 containers of low-level radioactive West Virginia fracking waste was dumped into a Kentucky landfill, amid regulatory confusion and questionable business practices. (WV DHHR)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Behind the low-level radioactive waste dumped in a Kentucky landfill are regulatory loopholes and questionable business practices, according to state and local documents. Tom FitzGerald, director of the Kentucky Resources Council, obtained correspondence between Kentucky and Wes ...Read More

Creating a single geographical rating area for Colorado to lower health premiums would treat a symptom rather than finding a cure, according to a new report. (Pixabay)

DENVER — The Colorado Division of Insurance has concluded the state should keep its nine geographical regions for determining health-insurance premiums and not move to a single-rating system. The DOI study was commissioned by lawmakers after Western Slope residents realized they were being hi ...Read More

North Carolina's 35 community action agencies serve more than 133,000 people every year. (Beezart/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. - More than 133,000 lower-income North Carolinians are better off today, thanks to the help offered by one of the state's 35 community action agencies. According to the North Carolina Community Action Association, its agencies are serving 100 percent of the state as of 2016. In additi ...Read More

Cities such as Detroit could save big by implementing energy-efficiency upgrades, according to a new report. (AcrylicArtist/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. - Along with its natural beauty, Michigan is home to some stunning city skylines, and a new report says energy-efficiency upgrades could save businesses money while preserving the "Pure Michigan" way of life. It's been one year since the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan to red ...Read More

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