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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 


Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - AZ: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

PHOENIX - With unemployment continuing to rise, Arizona's food banks are seeing record numbers of families seeking emergency food boxes. But contributions are meeting only two-thirds of the need, as the banks face their most challenging holiday season ever. Association of Arizona Food Banks executi

PHOENIX - Arizona's top labor leader says there's no excuse for the U.S. Senate failing to pass another extension of unemployment benefits. The House voted overwhelmingly to extend benefits nearly a month ago, but the Senate has yet to follow up. Arizona AFL-CIO executive director Rebekah Friend s

PHOENIX - A new community project is putting photographers to work on behalf of 15 Arizona non-profit agencies that help the homeless and working poor. The photos help the organizations tell their stories to those they serve and to potential donors. Cassandra Coblentz, associate curator of the Sco

PHOENIX - New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows 15 percent of Arizonans, or 938,000 people, have incomes below the poverty level. Among children, more than one in five are living in poverty. The federal poverty level for a family of four is $22,050 a year. The census figures are already a year

PHOENIX - Demand on Arizona's food banks has risen dramatically as poverty rates climb and family incomes fall. Banks provided 42 percent more food the first half of this year compared to last. Census reports show more than one million Arizonans are now living in poverty, while family incomes in the

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Arizona's recent extreme temperatures are straining the resources of cities, churches and nonprofit organizations as they work to provide heat relief to the state's growing homeless population. Tempe vice mayor Shana Ellis chairs a regional committee overseeing the effort. She

PHOENIX, Ariz. – A leading children's advocate says the tentative Arizona state budget agreement is not as bad as the earlier version from the state Republican leadership. But she says there are still large cuts that would impact the most vulnerable people in the state, the kids. Dana Naimar

Phoenix, AZ – A summer project for everyone – spend some time volunteering. It's the call going out today as President Obama kicks off his "United We Serve" initiative. Cynthia Zwick, executive director of the Arizona Community Action Association, says that, with the state's struggling e

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