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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 3, 2020 


Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - IN: Consumer

A new online COVID-19 symptom checker tool may help patients decide on their next course of action.  (Wavebreak/iStockophoto)

INDIANAPOLIS -- If you're feeling ill, there's a new symptom tracker tool from UnitedHealthcare available online to help you figure out if you might have COVID-19. The free COVID symptom checker, available at uhc.com, will be updated as CDC guidelines evolve. Dr. Ty Sullivan, chief medical officer

Consumer groups say a $500 thermometer is just one example of price gouging. (M. Kuhlman)

INDIANAPOLIS - As if protecting oneself from the new coronavirus isn't daunting enough, consumer watchdogs say Hoosiers also need to guard themselves against price gouging. Adam Garber, consumer watchdog with U.S. PIRG Education Fund, says their research found that after the World Health Organizat

Do you know what's in your home's drinking water? (AdobeStock)

INDIANAPOLIS -- Next time you turn on the faucet for a drink of water, researchers suggest letting the water run for a bit before filling the glass. A year-long investigation found the water quality in homes can differ in each room and change between seasons. Researcher Andrew Whelton, an associ

Roughly $68 out of $100 spent at a local business stays in the local economy. (Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS – Once the Black Friday dust settles, Indiana shoppers are encouraged to show some love for their nearby mom-and-pop stores. This Saturday is the 10th annual Small Business Saturday, highlighting the power of shopping at locally owned stores – and in Indiana, 99% of all bu

More than 650 colleges in the United States report having a food pantry for students facing hunger. (AdobeStock)

INDIANAPOLIS – Anecdotes about starving college students are actually no laughing matter, as research reveals hunger on campus is not uncommon. In a national survey released early this year, 45% of student respondents said they had experienced food insecurity. Ty Davis is assistant dean of

Researchers say trade frictions will contribute to slower economic growth for 2020. (Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS – New research predicts both the Indiana and U.S. economies will continue to grow in 2020. The Indiana University Kelley School of Business presented its annual Business Outlook forecast in Indianapolis yesterday, which expects the national economy to expand at a rate of about 2

Indiana has an estimated $7 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years. (Pexels/Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – Water is an essential part of life, and an observance Wednesday reminds folks about the importance of protecting one of our most valuable resources. Water utilities, city leaders, civil engineers, and environmental groups are among those promoting "Imagine a Day Without Water"

The birth of a child or surgery could increase the total cost of a health-care plan and not just the monthly premium. (AdobeStock)

INDIANAPOLIS — Fall is an important time for the millions of Hoosiers with health insurance. Not only does the Medicare Annual Enrollment period start Tuesday, but many employers are setting aside a two-week period for workers to choose their health-care coverage for 2020. Vice President of

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