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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


2020Talks - August 14, 2020 


Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Archive: April 9, 2020

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu ordered public schools to close temporarily and switch to remote learning on March 15 in response to COVID-19. (Gabriele Lässer/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. -- Child abuse reports to the New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth and Families hotline have decreased by about half since schools closed in mid-March. This is because many calls to the division come from teachers, child advocates say. Moira O'Neill is the director of the Offic ...Read More

Desirae Hernandez wears a homemade mask because of the lack of personal protective equipment for at-home caregivers. (Desirae Hernandez)

SEATTLE -- At-home caregivers are looking after the people most vulnerable to COVID-19 and need more protective gear to do their jobs, according to Sterling Harders, president of the caregivers' union SEIU 775. Harders says that this week Washington state agreed to put in-home caregivers -- who a ...Read More

In the U.S., 31% of renters did not pay April rent on time, up from 19% a month earlier and 18% in April 2019. (ArtisticOperations/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- Renters in the U.S. tend to have lower incomes and less stable jobs than homeowners, creating greater anxiety for them during the current health crisis. But there are resources to help. Lauren Peña, an attorney with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, helped author a toolk ...Read More

A new report calls on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to establish oil and gas bonds based on the actual cost of reclamation at each well. (Simon Fraser University)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Wyoming could see hundreds of oil and gas wells abandoned as over-leveraged operators declare bankruptcy, according to a new report. The report by the Western Organization of Resource Councils says historically low oil prices and falling demand because of coronavirus restrictions ...Read More

The antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine is being touted as a possible treatment for COVID-19, but evidence supporting its use in patients remains murky. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Some experts warn chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, recently authorized by the Food and Drug Administration to treat COVID-19, can trigger serious psychiatric effects. Dr. Remington Nevin, a physician, epidemiologist and faculty associate in the Department of Mental Health a ...Read More

Organizers of a recreational marijuana ballot initiative in North Dakota say they're not giving up, but the pandemic will delay their efforts. (Adobe Stock)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- The group behind a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota is no longer trying for this fall's election. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the group Legalize ND is now aiming for 2022. In a recent message posted on social media, Legalize ND said ...Read More

Scientists say that without a vaccine, COVID-19 transmission may continue, infecting a large portion of North Carolina's population. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A team of scientists has developed a new set of predictive models based on North Carolina's population, showing what might happen to the health care system if the state loosens up social distancing measures. Mark Holmes, director of the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Re ...Read More

In Milwaukee County, black residents make up more than 40 of the area's nearly 60 COVID-19 deaths reported so far. (Adobe Stock)

MILWAUKEE -- In a handful of states, including Wisconsin, racial data is being used as part of tracking of COVID-19 cases. The information shows the pandemic is ravaging black communities in places such as Milwaukee. Health officials say black residents make up almost half of the nearly 1,500 ca ...Read More

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