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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 22, 2020

A new poll suggests a close, five-way horse race ahead of the Iowa caucuses. (Focus on Rural America/David Binder Research)

CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire primary results may be even more important in light of a new poll of likely Iowa caucus voters that shows a close five-way race for the Democratic presidential nomination there. The poll also suggests the voters generally like all the leading candidates. The surve ...Read More

Are drug overdose deaths in Ohio starting a declining trend? (Ohio Department of Health)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- News of a drop in drug overdose deaths in Ohio is being met with cautious optimism. According to state figures, there were more than 4,800 fatal drug overdoses in 2017, the highest number on record. One year later, the number fell for the first time in nine years, to about 3,700. ...Read More

Employers of hourly workers in Maine have the option of paying them less if they have a disability under the state's subminimum-wage provisions. (Davide Baraldi/Pexels)

AUGUSTA, Maine -- A bill that would ban the subminimum wage for workers with disabilities in Maine gets a public hearing today at the Statehouse. HP 1340 would amend the minimum-wage law so that employers can no longer pay workers less than the state minimum wage because of a disability. Kile Pelle ...Read More

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says the state's current budget surplus could allow tuition-free college for state residents, and that New Mexico should do everything it can to make student debt

SANTA FE, N.M. -- In a state highly reliant on revenues from oil and gas drilling to fund its budget, New Mexico's governor would like to ease that dependence by legalizing marijuana for recreational use. In her second State of the State address, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham told legislators that pr ...Read More

Farmworkers were at the State Capitol in Olympia this week, pushing for an update to the Washington Farm Labor Contractor Act. (Community to Community Development)

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The landscape for farms and farmworkers has changed significantly in the past 70 years, so farm workers' advocates want the Evergreen State to update the Washington Farm Labor Contractor Act. This week, legislators held a hearing on Senate Bill 6261, including testimony from farmw ...Read More

You may think of solar panels for homes or businesses, but a study says about 5,500 U.S. schools use them, too. Schools currently have enough solar capacity to power 190,000 homes. (MariaGodfrida/Pixabay)

MADISON, Wis. -- Solar installations aren't just for homes and businesses. Thousands of K-through-12 schools across the country have them, and the goal of a new program is to add more Wisconsin schools to the list. The Midwest Renewable Energy Association has announced a plan to provide grants of $ ...Read More

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