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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 3, 2020

Census numbers are used to allocate political representation and to determine how many federal tax dollars are sent back to states for education and health programs, transportation, infrastructure and more. (US Census Bureau)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Impostor scams continue to target older Americans, and with the upcoming 2020 census, a large number of Wyoming residents could be receiving phony census contacts fishing for personal information that can result in fraud or identity theft. Sam Shumway, state director of AARP Wyomi ...Read More

Tobacco use costs Kentucky an estimated $1 billion a year in direct health-care expenses. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new heat-not-burn tobacco product called IQOS for sale in the U.S., but some Kentucky public-health officials say consumers are being left in the dark when it comes to knowing what the side effects and long-term health risks of n ...Read More

In 2018, Minnesota led the nation in voter turnout, but Latino advocates say there's still a racial gap in participation. They say that could be in part because Latinos often feel ignored by candidates. (Adobe Stock)

MINNEAPOLIS -- As voters head to the polls today in Minnesota and 13 other states, advocates for Latino voters say they don't feel major presidential candidates engage enough with their communities. In recent months, some national Latino groups didn't receive any feedback from certain candidates w ...Read More

Workers say loopholes in New York labor laws undermine recent minimum-wage increases. (Photo: Zishun Ning)

NEW YORK -- We need the SWEAT Bill now. That's the message workers delivered to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday. The SWEAT bill would expand the existing mechanics' lien law that helps contractors secure payment from building owners to allow hourly workers to collect when employers refuse to pay. Sara ...Read More

Montana Conservation Voters is supporting candidates who will sit on the Land Board that favor protecting public lands. (Montana Conservation Voters)

HELENA, Mont. -- Montana Conservation Voters has released candidate endorsements for a state board key to public lands in the hopes of securing a conservation-minded majority. The State Board of Land Commissioners, also known as the Land Board, decides on issues that affect state-owned public land ...Read More

Colorado receives $13 billion each year in federal funding based on census numbers for programs serving veterans, children, seniors, nutrition programs, education, health care and more. (Craig Adderley/Pexels)

DENVER -- Colorado's faith community is stepping up efforts to ensure historically undercounted racial and ethnic minority Coloradans participate in the 2020 census. Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Rodriguez with the Catholic Archdiocese of Denver said all people, regardless of race, religion or immigratio ...Read More

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