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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 

The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.

2020Talks - August 7, 2020 

The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Archive: January 28, 2019

Salaried workers making 2 to 2.5 times minimum wage would be eligible for overtime pay under a proposed rule in Washington state. (TatianaMara/Twenty20)

SEATTLE – Washington state's overtime laws for salaried workers haven't changed in more than 40 years, but the state Department of Labor and Industries is now in the process of updating them. Currently, the state follows federal standards, which entitle any employee who makes $23,660 dollars ...Read More

A $1-per-pack cigarette tax increase is projected to generate over $20 million in new state revenue, and save Wyoming nearly $100 million in health-care costs. (Lindsay Fox/Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – State lawmakers are set to meet this week to review a proposal to raise tobacco taxes, including a $1-per-pack hike for cigarettes. Tobacco use is widely viewed as the leading cause of preventable death in Wyoming, according to the American Cancer Society, and smoking causes ...Read More

Some policy analysts maintain more transparency is needed about the effectiveness of the Ohio Benefits online portal. (

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With efficiency in mind, Ohio recently modernized the enrollment process for some public assistance programs. However, a new examination of the process by The Center for Community Solutions has uncovered some problems. Instead of working with community assisters to submit ...Read More

Death-penalty opponents say not only does capital punishment cost more than a life sentence, a wrongful execution can't be reversed. (Jason Rosenberg/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Conservatives historically are pegged as champions of the death penalty, but some say there's growing momentum to change that narrative. Hannah Cox, national manager of the group Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty, will make the conservative case against capital ...Read More

The STEP program provides quick, partial repairs to make homes livable and allow North Carolina hurricane survivors to leave temporary housing. But the deadline for aid is fast approaching. (

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Public Safety is encouraging homeowners with damage from Hurricane Florence to return request forms for the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power program by the deadline of February 1. The state program helps provide exterior repairs, wa ...Read More

The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run income tax preparation service in the nation. (AARP Tennessee)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Despite the government shutdown that kept Internal Revenue Service workers off the job for weeks, the April 15 income tax filing deadline wasn't affected, so gather up your documents and get ready for tax season. The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program offers free tax prepa ...Read More

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Football has always been a violent game, but when three African-American men were severely injured while playing for Iowa schools in the first half of the 20th century, racism entered the debate. Talent on the gridiron combined with race is the focus of a Tuesday presentat ...Read More

For the second year in a row, the United States received a “D-minus

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska is one of 19 states to receive a failing grade on reproductive health, according to the latest Population Institute report card which tracks multiple indicators, including access to family planning and abortion services. Jennie Wetter, the report's lead author, said ...Read More

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