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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 2, 2020

Worst-case cuts in Washington state would slash an estimated $220 million from the Medicaid long-term care services budget. (Rawpixel.com/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE -- Long-term care advocates in Washington state are rallying against budget cuts they say would be disastrous for the state's most vulnerable residents. As the state grapples with COVID-19's economic fallout, agencies are being asked to consider what cuts look like. The worst-case scenario ...Read More

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., says the state's 30 federally funded research labs and joint institutes on climate science are poised to help the nation achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. (Franmarie Metzler/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER -- This week, House Democrats in Congress unveiled a plan to address climate change by achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. In a press briefing, Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., called climate change "an existential threat," and pointed to Colorado's commitment to transition to wind and sol ...Read More

In the past decade, Wisconsin's Republican-led Legislature has passed a series of election laws that activists say unfairly target poor and minority voters. They say upholding these laws is especially problematic in a key election year. (Adobe Stock)

MILWAUKEE -- Republican leaders in Wisconsin secured a victory ahead of the November election after an appeals court reinstated various voting restrictions. Despite the decision, an advocacy group says it remains undeterred in helping disenfranchised voters. The federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeal ...Read More

Minnesota's insulin affordability law, which now faces legal action, creates a low-cost avenue for diabetics who can't afford the drug to obtain the medicine. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota's new insulin affordability program went into effect this week, but it's already facing a court challenge. Advocates who worked to get the law passed have said they feel somewhat misled about its legal vulnerability, but still are hopeful about its future. After a len ...Read More

Brain injuries from domestic violence can cause physical and mental issues, including headaches, fatigue, dizziness, depression and anxiety. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sometimes, the impacts of physical abuse run deeper than a scar, and researchers in Ohio are digging deeper into cognitive injuries caused by domestic violence. Working with researchers from Ohio State University, the Ohio Domestic Violence Network's CARE project discovered that ...Read More

Some Michigan students lack the technology needed at home for distance learning. (AdobeStock)

LANSING, Mich. -- Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's new MI Safe Schools Roadmap is providing a clearer picture of what districts can expect in the fall, but Michigan educators still are facing a good deal of uncertainty. As a middle-school teacher in Crawford County, Craig Hofman sees funding as a major con ...Read More

Idaho ranks last among states in per-pupil spending on education, according to a National Education Association report. (Henryk Sadura/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- Supporters of an initiative to tax corporations and wealthy Idahoans in order to fund education will begin to collect signatures again next week. A federal judge's ruling in the case this week is allowing signature gathering to continue after it was interrupted because of COVID-19 ...Read More

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted many North Carolina residents to start their own gardens.(Adobe Stock)

WASHINGTON, N.C. -- Rural communities across North Carolina are working to meet the rising needs of residents who are unable to access healthy food as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Many already grappled with longstanding health inequities before COVID-19, but local groups have stepped up eff ...Read More

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