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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


2020Talks - August 5, 2020 


Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - AR: Housing/Homelessness

The COVID-19 pandemic has many families focused primarily on immediate financial concerns, paying bills and everyday expenses. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A new survey finds nearly one in 10 Americans has moved in with other people, and three in 10 have delayed attempting to purchase a home during the pandemic. It also says just half of Americans feel secure in their current housing situation. Susan Ifill, executive vice presiden

Hundreds of homes and other structure are partially or fully submerged in record floodwaters over the past few weeks. (FEMA)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Consumer advocates are warning Arkansans affected by rising waters in parts of the state to beware of scammers selling fake flood insurance. In recent weeks, floodwaters have hit record levels along the Arkansas River and other tributaries following torrential storms upst

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that when Arkansas children cannot be with their families, they all too often end up in group homes or institutions. Credit: iStock.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Children thrive when they are in families, but too many times when they're in foster systems, they end up in non-family settings. A report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that 19 percent of Arkansas children in out-of-home placements end up in group homes

PHOTO: HUD recently awarded $4 million to Arkansas housing and service programs for the homeless, but a bill in the legislature would allocate the same amount of state funds for rent assistance and improvements to Arkansas' aging housing stock. Courtesy of HUD.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - It may be time to put the "fund" into the Arkansas Housing Trust Fund. It has not yet received any state money in the four years since it was created. However, last week a bill passed the state Senate to allocate up to $4 million to the fund - $1 million for each congressional di

GRAPHIC: A report from the Center for Responsible Lending finds that the average, middle-class Arkansas family has $100

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A sneak peek at the average middle-class household budget in Arkansas shows about $100 left each month after covering regular expenses - at least, before the Christmas bills are due. The research from the Center for Responsible Lending looked at monthly expenses and incomes. Se

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