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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


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Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - AZ: Consumer

Phoenix, AZ – Wall Street got its bailout; and now, thousands of Main Street American families say it's their turn. A year-long process featuring 65 town hall meetings and 30,000 participants has produced a National Family Platform called "Equal Voice," a blueprint that urges a comprehensive a

Phoenix, AZ – It's back to work today for many in Arizona, and some workers will be taking home a bigger paycheck this week. Those on the bottom rung of Arizona's economic ladder will see a pay hike in 2009, as the state's minimum wage rises from $6.90 to $7.25 an hour. The five-percent increa

Phoenix, AZ - Supporters of an Arizona ballot initiative contend its intent is to prohibit government from dictating health care choices, but opponents call it an attempt to forestall any kind of universal health care. Furthermore, they say, it would forever enshrine "medical freedom of choice" in t

Phoenix, AZ – Arizona's experiment with high-interest, short-term "payday loans" will become permanent if voters approve an industry-sponsored ballot initiative on Nov. 4. Opponents of Proposition 200 say the measure is a trick to remove the costly loans from any kind of oversight, since Arizo

Phoenix AZ - Most Americans are not receiving the medical care and attention they need, according to a new study that indicates one-third have had trouble paying their medical bills in the past year. The result, says the Kaiser Family Foundation, is that many families are avoiding healthcare altoget

Phoenix, AZ – Sagging ceilings, cracked walls, and shifting floors sound like a scene from a Halloween haunted house, but they're part of a real-life list of home construction defects in Arizona. What do you do when your dream home becomes such a nightmare - and the builder would rather fight

Phoenix, AZ – Arizona is consistently one of the top states for home foreclosures and, while there's been a lot of focus on financial counseling and assistance, the mental health side of losing a home has been neglected, according to Dr. Edythe Harvey with The Menninger Clinic. Homes tie peop

Phoenix, AZ – It's not just poor families who are being hit squarely in their wallets and pocketbooks by rising food prices. In a recent Wall Street Journal survey, 75 percent of families say they've started limiting the number of shopping trips they make each week, as a way to save on their g

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