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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: January 27, 2017

Proponents of expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit say it could help workers who are in between raising children and retirement. (John Morgan/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. - The federal Earned Income Tax Credit is considered to be one of the best tools available to help lift people out of poverty - but it could be doing more. The EITC allows eligible low-wage workers to keep a larger portion of their income instead of paying it as taxes. But Kyle DuBuc ...Read More

A federal civil-rights complaint alleges that North Carolina's sexual-offender laws violate offenders' civil rights. (North Charleston/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Restrictions placed on registered sex offenders in North Carolina have expanded in recent years, and now a national group has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit on behalf of two convicted sex offenders in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. People on the ...Read More

Calling him the

BOSTON - Boston workers who describe themselves "at the bottom of the food chain" are taking part in nationwide actions to protest President Trump's labor secretary nominee. Thursday's actions across the nation are aimed at blocking the confirmation of fast-food chief executive Andy Puzder. Among t ...Read More

Next month is the deadline for the Tennessee Department of Education to submit its plan to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act. (Ryan Stanton/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Improving a public school sometimes takes a very specific approach for the needs of a community. That's the philosophy guiding the Tennessee Department of Education as it finalizes a plan to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. The state plan, due next month, will ...Read More

Environmental groups warn that some of the Trump administration's earliest actions could send Missouri's asthma rates even higher. (sierraclub.org)

ST. LOUIS - Environmental groups are warning that Missouri's asthma problems may only get worse if the Trump administration continues in the same direction as it did in its first 100 hours. Across the country, a coalition of groups has launched "100 Hours of Action" to oppose what they see as aggre ...Read More

The Ohio Benefit Bank helps nearly 35,000 families file their income-tax returns each year. (Ohio Assn. of Foodbanks)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Tax time is here, but not all Ohioans have the knowledge or will to prepare their own income-tax returns, or the money to pay a professional. Some might qualify for free tax-prep services through The Ohio Benefit Bank. The program connects taxpayers to certified counselors who can ...Read More

Texas is debating

AUSTIN, Texas - The fight over sanctuary cities in Texas has become a high-profile political battle between a county sheriff in Austin and Gov. Greg Abbott. The governor has vowed to withhold millions in state funds under a proposed "Sanctuary Cities" bill if Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez k ...Read More

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