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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


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


2020Talks - August 5, 2020 


Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - FL: Housing/Homelessness

Many Panama City area residents displaced after Hurricane Michael are still living in tents. (Steve Lowe) <br />

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Today is the deadline for many displaced Panama City residents living in tents behind Forest Park Methodist Church to leave, by an order from the city. And one observer says that will leave them to fend for themselves. The city didn't allow tent camping, but made exceptio

More than one in five U.S. children live in poverty. (taliesin/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — At the conventions and on the campaign trail, Floridians are hearing plenty from both presidential candidates, but there's one major issue neither one is talking about: the millions of children across the nation who are living in poverty. The child poverty rate has been o

The potential for another round of immigration raids weighs heavily on many Floridians. (www.ice.gov)

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Lis-Marie (LEES-marie) Alvarado, immigration organizing coordinator, American Friends Service Committee. A series of controversial raids targeting undocumented immigrants is drawing outrage and concern in Florida. Government officials say 121 adults and children were taken into cu

Ten years after Katrina, work still needs to be done to protect Florida from another hurricane. Credit: artboymb/iStock

AVENTURA, Fl. - Ten years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina killed 14 people in Florida and an additional 1,800 in the other Gulf states. It remains the deadliest and most damaging hurricane in United States history. So, environmental advocates are assessing the progress made and the work still to

PHOTO: As the 2015 hurricane season gets underway, insurance experts recommend consumers do a double-check of insurance policies to make sure they're fully covered. Photo credit: SpriotGirl04/Morguefile.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - This week marks the beginning of the 2015 hurricane season in the U.S., and with the significant risk of hurricane damage in Florida – from the state's extensive coastline to the interior – insurance experts say it's a good time for Floridians to do a check-up on thei

PHOTO: A family setting for Florida's foster children is key to ensuring their success later in life, according to a report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - According to a report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, of the more than 18,000 children in Florida's foster care system, 86 percent are placed within a family setting – slightly higher than the national average. Many of those children who remain in a grou

PHOTO: A homeless man seeks shelter in downtown Miami, where the City Commission has delayed a decision on whether to outlaw camping on public property for another month. Photo credit: xynntii/Flickr.com.

MIAMI - In the shadows of - and in contrast to - the city's new multimillion-dollar condominiums, hundreds of Miami's homeless can be seen seeking shelter in tents. To address what he calls "safety concerns," City Commissioner Mark Sarnoff is proposing an ordinance designed to remove those tents by

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida real estate developers were selling houses as fast as they could build them until the bottom fell out of the market. Now, hundreds of new homes and condos stand empty, threatened with decay and vandalism. What can property owners do to preserve their investment until a h

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