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PNS Daily Newscast - July 10, 2020 


The Supreme Court opens the door for prosecutors to seek President Trump's financial records; a backlash in Florida on school reopening plans.

2020Talks - July 10, 2020 


US Supreme Court rules on Trump's tax returns; Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP's in-person convention; Louisiana has elections; and DC council gives people incarcerated for felonies the right to vote.

Public News Service - AR: Livable Wages/Working Families

More than 50% of U.S. adults age 25 to 64 have earned a degree or other credential beyond a high school diploma, according to data from the Lumina Foundation. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Millions of jobs across the U.S. have vanished in the months since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and many Arkansans may have to gain new skills or refresh the ones they have to navigate the jobs landscape amid the economic fallout from the public health crisis. Accord

According to 2018 data from The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 26% of Arkansas children live in households with a high housing cost burden. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Childhood poverty in Arkansas is on the rise, according to data recently released by The Annie E. Casey Foundation. Rich Huddleston, executive director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, says about one in four children in the state now lives in poverty. The Cas

Tight working conditions on production lines in meat and poultry processing facilities make it impossible for workers to adhere to 6-foot distancing. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- COVID-19 is spreading like wildfire among poultry workers, and President Donald Trump has issued an executive order giving Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue greater authority to handle the response to the global pandemic. Arkansas is home to several large chicken suppliers em

Coronavirus testing and treatment in Norway is free and widely available. (Adobe Stock)

By George Lakey for Yes! Media Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan for Public News Service/Arkansas News Service Reporting for the YES! Magazine Media-Public News Service Collaboration LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Norwegians locked themselves down on March 12 to deal with a spike in positive tests for the

According to the state Board of Nursing, more than 40,000 registered nurses are working in Arkansas. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- An aging Baby Boomer population is leaving many nurses in the state saddled with overwhelming caseloads. Arkansas has around 12 registered nurses for every 1,000 residents, according to data from the Arkansas Center for Nursing. President of the Arkansas Nurses Association Ste

According to federal data, there are now more women in the U.S. workforce than men, with women occupying 50.04% of positions. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A bill in Congress that would ensure pregnant women aren't fired from their jobs for requesting reasonable accommodations in the workplace has received bipartisan approval by the House Education and Labor Committee, and should soon move to the House floor for a vote. The Pregn

Pediatrician Dr. Crystal Little examines an inquisitive patient at one of Mainline Health Systems' 17 centers in southeast Arkansas. (MainlineHealth)<br /><br />

DERMOTT, Ark. – This is National Rural Health Day, and rural health centers in Arkansas and across the country are requesting that Congress stabilize the funding for their programs. Rural health providers say lawmakers have funded rural centers on a month-to-month basis through a continuing

Some 1,800 teachers in the Little Rock School District are expected to walk out of their classrooms today for a one-day strike. (fotomek/Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Teachers in the Little Rock School District are planning a one-day strike Thursday after the state Board of Education effectively moved to decertify the teachers' union. The 23,000 student district – the state's largest – has been under state control since 201

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