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PNS Daily Newscast - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Public News Service - AR: Consumer

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

By George Lakey Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan Reporting for the YES! Magazine Media-Arkansas News Service Collaboration LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Norwegians locked themselves down on March 12 to deal with a spike in positive tests for the new coronavirus. The government in Oslo moved quickly and e

The deadline to file 2019 federal income tax returns has been moved from April 15 to July 15. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The COVID-19 virus has not only delayed the 2020 tax season, but also has put the brakes on free tax preparation assistance from the nation's largest volunteer-based service. The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide sites in Arkansas and other states are closed until further notice, to

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

Income tax returns, medical bills and educational records are full of personal information thieves could use to steal someone's identity. (Elenathewise/AdobeStock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Cyber crimes continue to increase and evolve, but some fraudsters still follow paper trails to steal personal information. Income tax returns, financial statements, medical bills and educational records are just some of the documents full of personal information of value to

The Arkansas Geological Survey says most Arkansans live within the New Madrid Seismic Zone, a fault line that is capable of generating major earthquakes. (vchalup/AdobeStock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – While people in some parts of California are dealing with earthquakes lately, Arkansans may think they are in the clear. But geologists say that's not the case. In fact, large parts of Arkansas fall inside the New Madrid Seismic Zone, a fault line that has produced some

80% of Americans say the costs of medications are unreasonable. (adrian_ilie825/Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The debate over prescription drug prices is heating up in state legislatures and on Capitol Hill, and was even a point of contention in the first debate for the 2020 presidential election. However, the high price of medications is more than just political fodder for many Ar

Prevent identity theft by shredding documents containing personal information. (Hans/Pixabay)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – It's easy to disregard unsolicited financial offers that show up in your mailbox, but experts say those letters shouldn't simply be tossed out with the trash. Scammers have been known to root through people’s garbage in search of documents with personal information.

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

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