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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: April 2, 2020

Many vendors are  accepting only electronic forms of payment because of fears of COVID-19. (Anna Fedorova/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE -- The coronavirus outbreak is wreaking financial havoc for many people. But credit unions are assuring their members that their money is safe. Rick Metsger, a native of the Northwest and former chair of the National Credit Union Administration, says COVID-19 has created a unique situati ...Read More

Health professionals say it's important to maintain social connections, such as over the phone, while in isolation from COVID-19. (sewcream/Adobe Stock)

MEDFORD, Ore. -- The coronavirus crisis is disrupting people's lives, but a few tips can help folks stay healthy while they stay home. Andy Luther, medical director of Jackson Care Connect, says physical distancing is important, but Oregonians should maintain their social connections. He says pe ...Read More

Wyoming residents are helping neighbors most at risk for COVID-10 by delivering groceries and shoveling springtime snow. (Oddharmonic/Flickr)

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Wyoming residents are responding to life under the COVID-19 pandemic by stepping up to help neighbors, small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Micah Richardson with the Wyoming Community Foundation says it's important to help the state's nonprofit groups continue to provide ...Read More

Census officials say they haven't pinpointed exact reasons as to why young children are undercounted, but they hope that issue doesn't arise in the 2020 count. (Adobe Stock)

MAHNOMEN, Minn. -- The nation is almost at a standstill as the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, but that isn't stopping the 2020 Census from getting under way. In Minnesota, residents are being reminded to ensure all children are counted, even those in temporary situations. Minnesota has a strong r ...Read More

More than 21,000 people in Maine filed unemployment claims last week, a more than 3,000% increase over the prior week. More than one third of these claims came from the hospitality sector. (Michael M Stokes/Creative Commons)

AUGUSTA, Maine - Gov. Janet Mills said at a press conference this week she would not declare an eviction moratorium for the state of Maine, preferring to handle the issue informally. But many Mainers are facing eviction threats. The Maine People's Alliance recently launched Mainers Together, a w ...Read More

An estimated 100,000 Maine residents remain uninsured.(Wavebreak/iStockphoto)

AUGUSTA, Maine - Health care advocates are speaking out on the Trump administration's decision against a special enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, which would have made it easier to get subsidized health care plans during the COVID-19 crisis. The administration doesn't want to undermi ...Read More

Some research shows aerosols from vaping seem to harm pulmonary cells, making those who vape even more susceptible to contracting COVID-19 than smokers. (sarahjohnson1/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- It might seem obvious, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now confirmed that smokers, including those who use e-cigarettes could experience more severe complications if they contract the new coronavirus. It's well known that smoking increases the risk for res ...Read More

While volunteer levels have been affected by the pandemic, informal aid groups have formed across the country to help seniors get access to supplies and services. (Adobe Stock)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- As the global pandemic continues to unfold, friends and family of seniors worry about them being cut off from the rest of the world. In North Dakota, there's a new tool to help these individuals get the help they need. People across the country are being asked to engage in soci ...Read More

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