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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: November 9, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Commerce, NCWorks.gov, connects veterans with employers and also provides a crisis hotline to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. (charlinjanene/Twenty20)

RALEIGH, N.C. – As the nation prepares to honor veterans for their service, the North Carolina Department of Labor has a new system to help them find jobs. The new NCWorks Veterans portal is online at 'veterans.ncworks.gov.' It offers resources, training and employment opportunities. Vetera ...Read More

This map shows the areas of Washington state most vulnerable to wildfires, based on both landscape and socioeconomic factors. (University of Washington)

SEATTLE, Wash. – Communities of color face the greatest risk from wildfires, according to a new study. Across the country, 29 million people are vulnerable to the fires' most devastating effects. Researchers at The Nature Conservancy and the University of Washington found socioeconomic facto ...Read More

The Thousand Oaks shooting is the deadliest in California since the San Bernardino massacre in 2015. (Rich Legg/iStockphoto)

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Social workers are expressing sorrow, and solidarity with the victims of the shooting massacre in Thousand Oaks. It claimed 13 lives, including a police officer and the gunman, whom officials believe took his own life. The California chapter of the National Associat ...Read More

Until now, the California State Teachers Retirement System had just over $12 million invested with private prison companies. (Public Domain Pictures/Pixabay)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Teachers' groups are praising a decision by their pension fund to eliminate its stock holdings in private prison companies. The California State Teachers Retirement System announced on Thursday that it will divest completely from investments in private prison companies w ...Read More

Peace organizations are working to restore Armistice Day, which was renamed Veterans day in 1954, as a day for celebrating peace. (Tim Pierce/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – President Donald Trump is set to be in Paris this weekend to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of Armistice Day, which marked the end of World War I. Adam Hochschild wrote an award-winning book on what was then called 'The War to End All Wars,' a conflict that killed more ...Read More

Anson Nygaard, a veteran who lives in Montana, says the thought of

HELENA, Mont. – With Veterans Day approaching, one Montana vet is speaking up for public lands. Anson Nygaard spent two years on active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and when he returned in 2012, decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Nygaard says the trek helped him re-calibrate and settle ...Read More

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