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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: Youth

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - As many as 1.5 million low-income, uninsured Floridians soon may be eligible for health care coverage through Medicaid, if the main proposals for reform being debated in Congress pass. That's according to a new report released by health care advocacy group Florida CHAIN. It found

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida has slipped from 35th to 36th in the new "Kids Count" report, a ranking by state on the well-being of children. While the state improved on some measures, it ranked in the lowest ten states in terms of high school dropout rates; teens who are neither in school nor working

As Congress works on health care reform bills in Washington, a new report highlights the growing need here in Florida. More than 3,500 people a week are expected to lose their health coverage in the next two years in the Sunshine State, according to a Families USA study. That would mean over half a

TALLAHASEE, Fla. - Stimulus funds are sending students across the state to the workplace this week, and for some it's the first time. About 4,000 additional low-income youth in South Florida alone will now be on summer-job payrolls, thanks to $7 million in stimulus money. Rick Beasley, executive d

TAMPA, Fla. - The economy is being blamed for a rise in Florida child abuse, and with it a rise in bullying. The state Department of Children and Families says there's also an increase in the severity of the cases, with 59 deaths so far this year being investigated as possible child abuse. Paul D'

In the wake of the apparent suicide of seven-year old Gabrielle Myers last month, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) released preliminary results Thursday of the investigation into his death. DCF Secretary, George Sheldon says, in the weeks prior to his death, Gabriel learned h

The check is in the mail. The federal government has released $1.8 billion in stimulus money for Florida education. While the extra cash is expected to reduce staff layoffs and stay many program cuts, Mark Pudlow with the Florida Education Association says it still amounts to just a "Band-Aid" for t

Tallahassee, FL - As Florida legislators deliberate what to cut from the state budget, community action workers are travelling to Tallahassee to tell them about a new campaign they say is rooting out poverty with federal stimulus dollars. John Edwards, board chairman of Community Action Partnershi

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