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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.


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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.

Public News Service - AR: Senior

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

PHOTO: The U.S. Treasury Dept. is going

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The March 1 deadline is approaching for anyone who receives Social Security, SSI payments, or veterans' benefits by mail. To save money, the federal government wants to make all its payments electronically. That means a direct deposit into a bank account, or onto a debit card. If

PHOTO: One at a time, almost 30,000 income tax returns were prepared in Arkansas by AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers. Courtesy of AARP.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - It's that time of year again, time to round up the receipts and income statements and try to make sense of the income tax forms. In that situation, free tax assistance from trained volunteers sounds like almost too good a deal to pass up. AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program pair

PHOTO: Herb Sanderson, AARP Arkansas Associate Director for Advocacy, goes over the numbers of Arkansans affected if a federal budget deal includes cuts to Social Security and/or Medicare.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - "Everything is on the table." That was one of the statements from U.S. Senate leadership Tuesday as talks continue about what to do about the federal budget before the end of the year. One proposal would lower the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, says Herb San

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