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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 

Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.

2020Talks - August 11, 2020 

Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Archive: July 15, 2020

In 2012, a federal appropriations provision prohibited a key federal agency from developing electronic voting infrastructure for union elections. The U.S. House is trying to change that. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Job cuts in Minnesota and across the country have ignited calls from labor groups to lift a federal ban on electronic voting in union elections. They say the pandemic is limiting options for workers to fight for their jobs and better working conditions. Several national unions wa ...Read More

The billionaires who call Washington state home saw their wealth increase 28% in the first three months of the COVID-19 outbreak. (primipil/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE -- During the pandemic, Washington's billionaires have made enough money to cover the state's 2021 budget shortfall -- with $85 billion to spare. According to a new analysis, Washington's 12 billionaires added nearly $90 billion to their wealth between mid-March and mid-June -- the second-h ...Read More

The Washington state Department of Health and Human Services advises home-care workers to use hand sanitizer and wash their hands frequently. (oatawa/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE -- As COVID-19 cases increase, home-care workers can get a 31-day supply of personal protective equipment from the State of Washington. Bea Rector, who directs the Home and Community Services Division in the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration, said individual providers, or IPs, were ...Read More

In its plan for the Custer Gallatin National Forest, the Forest Service recognized part of the Crazy Mountains as an

HELENA, Mont. -- It's National Forest Week, and members of the Crow Tribe are celebrating recognition of a special place in Montana. In the U.S. Forest Service's final draft of its Custer Gallatin National Forest plan released last week, the agency recognized the cultural and spiritual significance ...Read More

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, data show Black people are at least 3.5 times more likely to die from COVID-19, and Latinx people nearly twice as likely, as whites. (

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A behavioral study of people during the COVID-19 pandemic shows not only a partisan divide about who will wear a mask, but also an ethnic divide. The study, which began at the start of the outbreak, tracked who would and wouldn't wear a mask to protect themselves and others fro ...Read More

Colorado's historic apple orchards along the Dolores River gave way to hay, alfalfa and other crops that were more lucrative - and also more water intensive. (Pxhere)

CORTEZ, Colo. -- A 36-acre property near Cortez in southwestern Colorado soon will be transformed into a sustainable community apple "orchard hub." With help from The Nature Conservancy, the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project was able to purchase the land . Jude Schuenemeyer, who co-directs the ...Read More

Dementia is not known to increases risk for COVID-19, but dementia-related behaviors, increased age and common health conditions that often accompany dementia may increase the risk. (

AUSTIN, Texas -- Caregivers for people who have dementia or Alzheimer's disease are experiencing unprecedented challenges during the coronavirus pandemic. More than 400,000 Texans are afflicted with Alzheimer's, some living in memory-care facilities but many more looked after by family or other unp ...Read More

New Hampshire started allowing outdoor nursing-home visits in June but now is permitting indoor visits again. (Borya/Flickr)

CONCORD, N.H. -- Long-term care facilities in New Hampshire are starting to allow in-person visits again. While nursing homes have reduced their COVID-19 infection rates, close to 80% of the deaths New Hampshire has seen from the coronavirus have been among residents of long-term care facilities -- ...Read More

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