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PNS Daily Newscast - August 3, 2020 


Negotiations to resume today on a COVID-19 relief package; advocates brace for surge in homeless Americans.


2020Talks - August 3, 2020 


Concerns about U.S. Postal Service delays and voter intimidation from voting rights advocates. Plus, Joe Biden calls for emergency housing legislation.

Archive: March 17, 2020

Census data is used by tribal leaders, federal officials and members of Congress to develop policies designed to effectively meet the needs of Native people, including veterans. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- Native Americans living in traditional villages and on reservations were the most undercounted group in the 2010 U.S. census. Now tribal leaders in Colorado are encouraging all residents across racial and ethnic lines to participate. Rick Waters is a Kiowa Cherokee and executive director ...Read More

The 2020 census can be filled out online. (Aldeca Productions/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. -- The 2020 census is here, and officials are spreading the word that households shouldn't forget one chronically undercounted population: young children. In the 2010 census, 2 million kids from birth to age 5 nationwide were missed. For Native Americans in Montana, the issue is comp ...Read More

Supporters of a ban on flavored tobacco in Minnesota say menthol cigarettes historically have been used to recruit new smokers, especially in African-American communities. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A proposed flavored tobacco ban for Minnesota has seen some movement in the Legislature. While lawmakers are shifting their focus toward the coronavirus threat, supporters of the ban hope it regains momentum when normal schedules return. The measure would prohibit the sale of al ...Read More

According to state data, there are more than 16,000 advanced-practice registered nurses in Tennessee. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- State lawmakers are considering a bill that would remove physician oversight requirements for the state's advanced-practice registered nurses, or APRNs. Senate Bill 2110 is co-sponsored by two Republicans, Sen. Jon Lundberg of Bristol and Rep. Bob Ramsey of Maryville. Currentl ...Read More

Older folks are being told to stay at home if possible in order to avoid the novel coronavirus. (luciano/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- As the threat from the novel coronavirus increases, health officials are underscoring safety measures for older Americans. To keep crowds to a minimum, AARP Oregon has canceled all of its in-person events for the time being. State director Ruby Haughton-Pitts also advised people ...Read More

Insurance and medical care costs are a top concern for people potentially infected with the coronavirus. (Adobe stock)<br />

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- As the coronavirus outbreak worsens, Maryland has reopened its health insurance exchange to boost coverage and expand treatment for the uninsured. The state joins Washington and Massachusetts in offering a special sign-up period while the pandemic continues. During this crisis, i ...Read More

Invitations to respond to the 2020 U.S. census are being mailed this week. (AdobeStock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Amid the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic, Missourians are being reminded about an important civic duty. Households now are receiving 2020 census invitations in the mail, but responses also can be completed online or by phone. Missouri receives roughly $16 billion in federa ...Read More

Health advocates say the new coronavirus makes the goal of universal health care even more pressing. (Cathy Yeulet/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento lawmakers are pressing for health care reforms that they say will help combat COVID-19. The Health 4 All Coalition announced their legislative priorities for 2020 on Monday - designed to get more people covered and cut costs for patients. State Sen. Richard Pan, who ...Read More

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