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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: July 1, 2020

Primary-care physicians are scarce in rural regions across the country. (Adobe Stock)<br />

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Many rural health clinics primarily serving Medicaid recipients as well as the uninsured are navigating ways to help their patients manage chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure during the pandemic. One million Kentuckians see a health professional at more than ...Read More

One in three women in the United States has faced delays or an inability to get birth control or other sexual and reproductive care since the pandemic began, according to the Guttmacher Institute. (Adobe Stock)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The U.S. Supreme Court this week struck down a Louisiana law, also in place in Tennessee, that required physicians who provide abortion services to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. The court found the law places an unconstitutional burden on women. However, it remain ...Read More

The ADA requires many employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities, and requires accessibility improvements in public spaces. (PEDS/Flickr)

DENVER -- It's been 30 years since disability-rights activists saw President George H.W. Bush sign the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. The civil rights legislation prohibits discrimination based on ability. Christiano Sosa, executive director of The Arc of Colorado, said that what has com ...Read More

Even before the global protests over the police killing of George Floyd, Minnesota had faced criticism for not taking sufficient steps to close some of the nation's worst racial gaps. (Adobe Stock)

MINNEAPOLIS -- Racial gaps existed in Minnesota long before the police killing of George Floyd. Activists say institutional changes are needed to close those gaps, and a research group has an "A to Z" guide for those seeking ways to help. A couple years ago, the "Minnesota Compass" social indicator ...Read More

A bill in Congress would create a $3 billion program for coastal restoration projects. (Iriana Shiyan/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Communities on the Oregon coast could see sorely needed investments from an infrastructure bill now in Congress. Jean Flemma, director of the Ocean Defense Initiative, said COVID-19 has hit the economies of coastal communities hard, with many fishing-related businesses losing thei ...Read More

The French Broad River flows through the city of Asheville, N.C. (Adobe Stock)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A group working to improve water quality in streams draining into the French Broad River says it's changing the name of one Asheville project to better fit the area. RiverLink said it learned of concerns about what was known as the "River Arts District Watershed Plan" from reside ...Read More

Most smaller farmers were shut out of federal assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Mile Creek Farm)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Supply-chain disruptions during the pandemic have showcased the importance of local foods, and a new report offers a pathway to improve the health and resilience of Ohio's food system. Jaime Hadji, who chairs the Ohio Farmers Market Network, said people who want safe food options ...Read More

Commercial and recreational fishing supports about 60,000 jobs on the Washington coast. (Bill Perry/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE -- An infrastructure bill in Congress would give a big boost to restoration projects along the Washington coast. Dr. Erin Meyer, director of conservation programs and partnerships at the Seattle Aquarium, said investments in the coast would benefit the habitats of endangered fish species su ...Read More

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