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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


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Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - MD: Consumer

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Calling a customer service center based outside the United States can cause more than frustration with languages and accents. It can lead to fraud and identity theft, according to a recent report from the Communications Workers of America (CWA). Legislative director Shane Larson say

BALTIMORE, Md. - Legal Aid offices in Maryland are used to seeing desperation; the attorneys say they see it every day. However, they cannot always help, because client problems can be complicated by factors not related to the courts. The downtown Baltimore Legal Aid office has been trying somethi

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing today (Wednesday) that grants of up to $100,000 are available throughout the Chesapeake region, to help communities design and construct watershed protection plans. It's called the Green Streets-Green Jobs-Green Town

FREDERICK, Md. - Marylanders can talk to an attorney for free on Thursday in Frederick - no charge, no registration and no strings attached - and a packed house is expected. Katie Cox, a Maryland Legal Aid paralegal who is coordinating the event, says demand for help is often a reflection of the ec

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Utility bills, health care and consumer protection are at the top of the list in Annapolis this year for Maryland's people over 50, according to AARP Maryland. The elder organization's associate state director for advocacy, Tammy Bresnahan, says it's all about quality of life, which

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – A power surge for solar energy has beefed up the clean-energy investment bottom line in the United States. The Maryland Solar Farm is just one example of how the sector is not only surviving, but thriving, according to research presented at an international investor summit on

BALTIMORE - Swimming and fishing in Baltimore Harbor - in less than 10 years? That's the goal of the "Healthy Harbor" initiative from the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore. Details will be finalized at a public meeting today on how to clean up the water and waterways leading to the harbor. The go

BALTIMORE - The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) is proposing regulations for electric companies which target reliability and service quality - and the state's senior set has some strong opinions. AARP Maryland's message to the PSC: "We can do better." The PSC requested input on new regula

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