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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: May 14, 2020

The CARES Act provided $13.5 billion to the nation's public education system, but educators say a larger installment for public school systems is needed. (Lihuihuiycg/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - School teachers in New Mexico are calling on the federal government to step up funding for state and local governments due to the coronavirus pandemic, noting that budget shortfalls could force layoffs of teachers and other essential school workers. Stephanie Ly, president of t ...Read More

State governments are looking to data to understand why people of color are becoming infected with and dying of COVID-19 at higher rates than other groups. (Adobe Stock)

By Frieda Wiley for Yes! Media Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan for Michigan News Connection Reporting for the YES! Magazine Media-Public News Service Collaboration LANSING, Mich. -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unveil the deficiencies in all of our systems, racial disparities -- parti ...Read More

North Dakota residents will vote by mail for the June primary, but Native American groups worry that tribal members will encounter a new set of access issues. (Adobe Stock)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- North Dakota voters will not go to the polls for the June 9 primary and will instead cast their ballots by mail because of the coronavirus pandemic. That leaves the state and Native American groups scrambling to ensure that tribal members can make their vote count. Nicole Donag ...Read More

People experiencing homelessness are two to three times more likely to need critical care, require hospitalization and suffer death from COVID-19. (Peter Griffin)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Colorado's community health centers are getting creative and going mobile to serve homeless communities during the coronavirus pandemic. Peak Vista Community Health Centers has established a new homeless specialty clinic at a shelter in Colorado Springs. Anne Beer, the ...Read More

This Friday, all counties in Iowa can have certain businesses reopen to limited capacity. That's despite concerns about reopening the state's economy too soon during the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa's governor has announced more easing of restrictions on business activity. That might be welcome news for small businesses hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, but not all of them are ready to open their doors. The latest order allowing more business activity goes into effect ...Read More

Experts say the U.S. Postal Service could run out of money by summer without federal assistance. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Postal workers in Tennessee are among those calling for swift action by Congress to save the U.S. Postal Service. Keith Pullen, president of Nashville Local 5 of the American Postal Workers Union, says postal workers have been crucial in serving the public during the COVID-19 c ...Read More

The Keystone XL pipeline could hurt endangered species such as the pallid sturgeon and whooping crane. (JP Photography/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. -- A federal judge in Montana has blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and his ruling could give the public more say in other pipeline projects. The massive pipeline stretching from Canada to Nebraska is relying on a fast-tracked permitting process for crossing bodies of ...Read More

Amazon warehouses have been hotspots for COVID-19 cases nationwide. (Adobe Stock)<br />

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Amazon's firing of workers who speak out on working conditions amid the COVID-19 pandemic is galvanizing labor organizers. Over the past few months, media outlets have profiled several workers who say they were fired for protesting lack of social distancing measures and personal ...Read More

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