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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 - IL: Family/Father Issues

People who have lived in the United States for most of their lives say they live in fear they'll be deported. (D. Miranda)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Advocates and politicians are speaking out almost daily about President Trump's plans to build a wall and deport millions of people from the United States, but those who are here illegally aren't making their voice heard as much - mostly because they say they're afraid. Ju

Gov. Bruce Rauner has a bill on his desk that would allow people who are confined to their homes more choice when it comes to who takes care of them. (nc.gov)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Advocates are hoping the new year will bring with it a signature on a bill they say protects and strengthens supports for people with disabilities. Senate Bill 261 was sent to Gov. Bruce Rauner early this month. The legislation was in response to Illinois' Department of Hu

Six in ten Illinois residents say they would leave the state if a retirement tax is put in place. (Ruby Carter)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Now that the election is over, Illinois lawmakers are expected to shift their focus back to the huge budget deficit that's been plaguing the state. The topic could be on the agenda for this month's veto session, and may also be an issue during the lame-duck session which st

One in five children in Illinois is food insecure. (usda)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – One in nine households in Illinois struggles to put food on the table every day, and 1 in 5 children is hungry on a consistent basis. The anti-hunger group Bread for the World says it will push the new Trump administration to find a solution. The Rev. David Beckmann, Br

Illinois' uninsured rate for children has dropped 40 percent in two years, according to a new report. (samsha.gov)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The United States has reached a milestone when it comes to making sure that all children have health insurance, according to a new report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. It shows 95 percent of the nation's children are covered and Illinois is

Parents and caregivers are being advised to make sure they're giving young children the correct dosage of medication when they are sick. (cdc.gov)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — When children get sick, parents and caregivers want to make sure they feel better, so they often reach for the cough syrup or pain killers without being conscious enough of just how much a little one should have. Dr. Carol DesLauriers, director of the Illinois Poison Cent

Advocates say there's no reason the presidential candidates shouldn't be talking about hunger and poverty as they try to win the White House. (usda.gov)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The presidential candidates in two formal debates and on the campaign trial have talked about jobs and the economy, immigration and keeping America secure, but advocates say the candidates aren't discussing what they'll do to end hunger and poverty in this country. Eric M

Advocates are praising a new family sick-leave law that will take effect in Illinois in January. (aarp.org)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – More than 1.5 million people in Illinois are caregivers for family members, and a new law that goes into effect at the first of the year will help them balance their personal life, work, and responsibilities that come with helping a sick or elderly relative. The Illinois E

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