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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; Childcare key to getting Americans back to work.


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Trump threatens Nevada with litigation for passing a bill to send ballots to all registered voters. Plus, primaries today in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington.

Archive: September 3, 2019

U.S. oil and gas operations release an estimated 13 million metric tons of methane per year. (Bertold Werkmann/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Environmental groups say the latest deregulation proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency would be devastating for the health of Pennsylvanians and the future of the planet. Late last week, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler released a proposal to eliminate direct regu ...Read More

Some Iowa farmers are diversifying operations by growing chestnut trees, finding a strong market demand and a high profit potential per acre. (chestnutfestival.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa – For generations, Iowa's predictable weather has allowed farmers to specialize in two crops – corn and soybeans. But climate change has many farmers exploring alternative crops, including chestnuts and other nut-producing trees. Mark Rasmussen, director of the Leopo ...Read More

Mortician and author Caitlyn Doughty is at the forefront of a movement to disrupt the modern death paradigm. (Ryan Orange)

By Sarah Chavez Broadcast Version by Suzanne Potter Reporting for Yes! Magazine-California News Service On a summer day in 2014, guests arrived at Mitch Metzner and Gabriel Gelbart’s home surrounded by the natural beauty of Topanga, an area nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains that has a rep ...Read More

Legal-aid groups say complaints by Nevada renters are on the rise, but evictions are down, in the wake of a new landlord-tenant law that took effect July 1. (Wikimedia Commons)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Complaints by Nevada tenants to legal-aid organizations have shot up this summer, as landlords began raising fees after a new law, Senate Bill 151, went into effect. Now, Attorney General Aaron Ford is letting renters know that landlords cannot unilaterally raise fees. The ...Read More

There was a 5% drop in the number of youth admitted to juvenile detention in Illinois from 2016 to 2017. (Jan H. Anderson/Adobe Stock)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — People who support alternatives to detention for kids in trouble say the stage is set to bring lasting reforms to Illinois's juvenile-justice system. A recent report shows about 500 fewer young people were admitted to juvenile detention in Illinois in 2017 than in 2016 - a ...Read More

According to a new poll, 50% of Maryland educators held a second job to make ends meet last year  up nine points from the year before. (Adobe stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – As children go back to school Tuesday, almost all Maryland teachers say they pay for some school supplies out of their own pockets – and about half work a second job to have the money to do so. Those statistics are from a new poll of 800 Maryland State Education Associ ...Read More

In 2019, Ohio remains 28,000 jobs below employment levels in early 2000. (monkeybusiness/Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An annual examination of the health of Ohio's workforce reveals that for the most part, workers aren't faring as well as they should be. According to the "State of Working Ohio 2019" report, median hourly wages are up about $1.50 an hour since 2011, when adjusted for inflati ...Read More

The Mountain Valley Pipeline is being built on slopes so steep that trucks carrying pipe sections sometimes have to be pulled up by bulldozers. (Alan Moore/Virginians Against Pipelines/Facebook)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Conservation groups want a federal court to halt the troubled Mountain Valley Pipeline, saying it harms rare species of bats and fish. Financial documents from the project's lead company came to light last winter, showing federal regulators had opened an unusual criminal ...Read More

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