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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 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - CA: Community Issues and Volunteering

Free resources for LGBTQ+ people during COVID-19 can be found on a new website and help line. (Andrew Pascual/EQCA)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Members of the LGBTQ+ community can now get help during the pandemic from a new COVID-19 help center website and help line launched on Monday. Covid19.eqca.org will include full lists of service providers in all 53 counties and will feature free webinars for people out of wor

The Out 4 Mental Health virtual town halls are a chance for members of the LGBTQ+ community to voice their experiences of the pandemic. (CALGBTQ Health and Human Services)

LOS ANGELES -- The LGBTQ+ community faces special challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, and these challenges are the focus of a series of virtual town halls beginning Wednesday night. The events will be a forum for LGBTQ+ people to bring up issues they've been facing and brainstorm solutions. Nic

About 1.2 million California seniors are receiving this postcard to help them during the pandemic.(AARP)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- More than 1 million older Californians are receiving postcards in the mail chock full of information about COVID-19. AARP has teamed up with the California Department of Aging and Gov. Gavin Newsom to offer tips on how to get basics, like food and medicine, delivered if neede

Nonprofits that serve the LGBTQ community are going virtual with their programs, including those to engage people in the 2020 census and the November elections. (MXRuben/Morguefile)

LOS ANGELES -- The COVID-19 crisis is really hurting nonprofit organizations -- in particular those that serve vulnerable populations. The LGBTQ community, for example, suffers high rates of HIV and cancer, which makes it more susceptible to the virus. Alphonso David, president of Human Rights C

The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program runs for the next ten weeks, until Apr. 15, 2020. (AARP)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- It's that dreaded time of year again -- tax time! But the good news is that the AARP Foundation's annual Tax-Aide program is now in full swing, ready to help people prepare right up until the April 15 deadline. Gary Jurovich, state coordinator for the AARP Foundation in Nor

The State of California is working toward a more livable, walkable, age-friendly future. (AARP California)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – By 2030, California’s over-65 population will grow by four million – and a bill just signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom should help the state plan for this demographic shift. Assembly Bill 1118, from Assemblymember Blanca Rubio, instructs the state to sign onto AARP

The City Heights Development Corporation in San Diego won AARP Community Challenge grants in 2018 and 2019. This park in El Cajon debuted last fall. (CHDC)

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Four California communities will see some major improvements in the next few months – thanks to the 2019 AARP Community Challenge Grant program. West Sacramento will use data to identify seniors most at risk of a house fire, then distribute smoke and carbon monoxide

The National Week of Conversation encourages people to keep an open mind toward those on the other side of the political divide. (Kite/Morguefile)

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – This is the second National Week of Conversation, and its organizers hope it becomes an annual event that fosters reconciliation and a stronger sense of common purpose among Americans. Discussion events begin today throughout the country – some in person, and oth

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