PNS Daily Newscast - July 2, 2020 

The White House says no response is planned to reported Russian bounties on U.S. troops; House Democrats unveil an ambitious plan to curb climate change.

2020Talks - July 1, 2020 

Colorado, Utah and Oklahoma all finished up their elections Tuesday, and Medicaid expansion in OK appears to have passed. And, a Supreme Court ruling could open the door for more public money to religious institutions.

Archive: April 10, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor says more than one in 10 U.S. workers have lost jobs in the past three weeks due to economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. (JayMantri/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The new coronavirus pandemic has sabotaged what was a booming U.S. economy, and some experts don't expect it to come roaring back as the health crisis abates. The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits surged to record levels last week, bringing the total applicatio ...Read More

In a new survey, about 40% of young adults who've aged out of the foster care system said they don't have anywhere to live during the COVID-19 crisis. (Adobe Stock)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Young adults aging out of foster care in the U.S. have been thrown into crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report. Many don't have family to rely on as they face the dangers of homelessness, food insecurity and mental health issues. Celeste Bodner is ex ...Read More

Folks wear blue in April to show their commitment to preventing child abuse. (Erica Roth)

BOISE, Idaho -- April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and this year it comes with an extra challenge, as Idahoans shelter in place to avoid the spread of the new coronavirus. Cathy Carmen is an instructor in Boise for the program Stewards of Children, which holds training on child sexual-abuse pr ...Read More

Some farmworkers say they've struggled to get access to protective gear to keep working safely during the pandemic. (littlewolf1989/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE -- Many farmworkers in Washington state say they feel left behind and in the dark in the coronavirus pandemic. Considered essential personnel, farmworkers have continued doing their jobs. But Executive Director of the farmworkers' rights group Community to Community Development Rosalinda G ...Read More

Older Marylanders need to beware of scammers trying to sell fake vaccines and other bogus cures for the new coronavirus. (Adobe Stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Con artists like to take advantage of people when a crisis strikes, so it's no surprise that scams are on the rise in the COVID-19 pandemic -- and vulnerable older Americans are particular targets. One popular scam right now asks for payment for a vaccine or treatment for the cor ...Read More

The lack of privacy during stay-at-home orders can make accessing domestic violence services more difficult for the people who need them. (sdecoret/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- While stay-at-home measures appear to be slowing the spread of the new coronavirus, they are also leading to an increase in domestic violence. It's a worldwide phenomenon. Where social distancing keeps people in their homes, reports of domestic violence have surged. In New York City, ...Read More

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