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PNS Daily Newscast - August 6, 2020 


Facebook removes a Trump post because of "deceptive" COVID19 claims; small businesses seek more pandemic relief.


2020Talks - August 6, 2020 


Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

Archive: April 23, 2020

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many Ohio Children Services offices are staffed by one person at a time, with others working remotely. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With or without COVID-19, Children Services workers in Ohio still have to ensure the safety of children. And they're currently balancing protecting children and their own health. Kristi Burre, director of Children Services Transformation with the Ohio Department of Job and Fam ...Read More

Norma Martinez, a janitor in Portland, has been able to keep her health insurance because she is employed during the pandemic. (SEIU Local 49)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The coronavirus outbreak has left many Oregonians unemployed, but some businesses are working to preserve an often overlooked group of workers -- janitors. Companies such as Nike and Intel have committed to keeping their janitorial staff working and not cutting hours. Janitors ar ...Read More

Oregon wolves are federally listed as endangered in the western part of the state. (ODFW/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A new wolf count shows growth in Oregon's wolf population, but conservation groups say there's still a long way to go to recovering the species. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) found there were at least 158 wolves in the state in 2019, up from 137 in 2018. Sri ...Read More

Nine Washington state wolves were removed because of conflicts with livestock in 2019. (WDFW/Flickr)

SEATTLE -- Washington state's wolf population is on the rise, according to a new count, but conservation groups say the species still has a long road to recovery. Wolf numbers increased to at least 145 in 2019, up from 126 in 2018. Zoe Hanley, Northwest representative for Defenders of Wildlife, ...Read More

Wildlife officials detected chronic wasting disease in Jackson Hole in 2018, and biologists say it's just a matter of time before it reaches elk drawn to easy winter food supplies. (Wikimedia Commons)

JACKSON, Wyo. -- Conservation groups are doubling down on efforts to get federal agencies to stop controversial winter feeding of elk at the Alkali Creek feedground in the Gros Ventre drainage, Dell Creek feedground in Sublette County and Forest Park feedground in Lincoln County. Kristin Combs, ex ...Read More

Racial gaps in states such as Minnesota have been getting more attention in recent years, and some experts say those gaps contribute to higher infection rates for COVID-19. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Data from health departments in various parts of the country show that black people are disproportionately affected by the new coronavirus. Some of those numbers are reflected in Minnesota, and experts say long standing equity issues are at play here and elsewhere. University ...Read More

In a survey by UnitedHealthcare, more than 50% of respondents said walking is their preferred way to exercise. (Adobe stock)<br />

ANNAPOLIS -- Even though Marylanders are housebound because of the coronavirus pandemic, health experts say getting out for a stroll is something people still can do to maintain good health. April is Move More Month, which aims to get people to create daily walking plans to improve their well-bein ...Read More

The world's largest banks have pumped $1.9 trillion into fossil fuels since the 2015 Paris Agreement, according to the group 350 Colorado. (Ric Lander/Flickr)

DENVER -- The coronavirus pandemic has forced a pause in global commerce and industry, but that's not stopping climate activists. Led by many of the same folks who organized historic school strikes, Earth Day demonstrations focused on climate action are happening online through Friday. Stay-at-h ...Read More

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