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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 

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

2020Talks - August 4, 2020 

Trump threatens Nevada with litigation for passing a bill to send ballots to all registered voters. Plus, primaries today in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington.

Public News Service - AZ: Senior

PHOENIX - Today is National Fall Prevention Day, aimed at reducing falls that killed 730 Arizonans last year and sent more than 116,000 others to emergency rooms. Paula Segebarth, injury prevention coordinator at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, says falls will soon replace car crash

PHOENIX - Saturday marks the 75th anniversary of Social Security. It's a program that was created during the depths of the Great Depression, when most older Americans were struggling with poverty. Since then, it's been credited for keeping millions of Americans out of poverty, including seniors, peo

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Medical schools teach students how to treat illness and injury, but typically spend little time on the specialized skills required for end-of-life care. Four years ago, Arizona's largest hospice agency, Hospice of the Valley, began training all Maricopa County internal medicine and

MESA, Ariz. - Faced with a 30 percent drop in donations, Mesa United Way has turned to retired volunteers with project management experience to help their member agencies overcome the funding shortfall. United Way president Carol McCormack says the over-55 volunteers don't need a lot of training or

PHOENIX - Despite the tough economic times, learning programs at the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix are stronger than ever, thanks to a dedicated group of 20 retiree volunteers with extensive knowledge and experience in education, science, math, engineering and technology. Volunteer coordinator

MESA, Ariz. - A trio of skilled volunteers nearing retirement is helping Mesa museums better serve their patrons in a time of shrinking city revenues. The leadership volunteers are tackling projects ranging from sharpening marketing plans to designing new informational signs. Arizona Museum for Yo

PHOENIX - As they near retirement, highly-skilled Arizona professionals in the Baby Boomer generation are increasingly volunteering with under-staffed and under-funded nonprofits and charities around the state. One example is a Phoenix agency, Duet, that provides one-on-one support services for home

PHOENIX - If you're not young, pregnant or a caregiver, Arizona health officials predict it will likely be several weeks before you can get H1N1 flu shots. Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, a medical epidemiologist for Maricopa County Health, says those in the lowest-priority groups will have to fend for them

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