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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: June 22, 2020

As the result of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, the percentage of New Mexico children without health insurance continued to drop in 2018, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation. (Victoria_Borodinova/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A yearly report that looks at indicators of child well-being shows New Mexico in last place among the 50 states, but there is some good news. Improvement was noted in more than half the categories tracked by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The group's "Kids Count Data Book" loo ...Read More

High-speed internet has become a lifeline for older Ohioans who need access to telehealth services during the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio is a step closer to creating a program to help more Ohioans get online. In Ohio, 1 million people lack reliable internet connection, and 300,000 households have no internet options. To Delaware County area Representative Rick Carfagna, that's unacceptable. He called high-spee ...Read More

Contact tracing is a decades-old public health technique used to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.(Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- As the state continues next week with phase two of reopening, more residents may receive calls from contact tracers -- public health workers whose job is to find and alert individuals who were possibly exposed to the coronavirus. Mark Carter, executive adviser of the Kentucky Cab ...Read More

Online classes, including storytelling, help Virginians in pandemic mode learn about the nation's largest estuary. (NERRS)

RICHMOND, Va. -- The coronavirus pandemic has shifted the way educators and students learn about the Chesapeake Bay and its estuaries to new virtual programs. The Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and Virginia's York River highlights the habitats ...Read More

Police in Washington block a road to the White House during recent protests after the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Modern day police departments in the southern United States can be directly traced to the institution of slavery, some 300 years ago, according to a religion studies professor at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. And Julia Robinson Moore, who teaches courses on religions ...Read More

Exposure to particulate matter air pollution is associated with the increased use of asthma medication in children. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Environmental Protection Agency has said it plans to leave current air pollution standards for particulate matter unchanged, despite warnings from scientists that the standards are outdated and causing tens of thousands of premature deaths each year across the country. North C ...Read More

A recent <a href=report says solitary confinement in federal and state prisons has increased 500% due to the COVID pandemic. (boscorelli/Adobe Stock)">

NEW YORK -- As New York moves to reform police practices, human rights advocates say the state needs to end the use of solitary confinement in prisons, too. Solitary confinement lasting more than 15 days is recognized by the United Nations as a form of torture. But in New York, prisoners are sub ...Read More

A PRRI poll showed white evangelical support for President Donald Trump fell by 15% between March and the end of May. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- White, evangelical Christians are a major part of President Donald Trump's political base, but recent polling indicates conflicts between his actions and Christian teachings may be eroding that support. Evangelical backing for Trump is largely grounded in his promises to ban abo ...Read More

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