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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 

Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.

2020Talks - August 11, 2020 

Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - MN: Education

St. Paul, MN - A new report from Growth & Justice warns that Minnesota's middle class has been on the decline for years and its future is in jeopardy. Dane Smith, president of the St. Paul nonprofit, says the median wage in the state has fallen 9 percent since its peak a decade ago, fewer people are

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The number of Minnesotans suffering from asthma could rise right along with the temperature. A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists says a warmer climate means more ozone pollution. According to co-author Liz Perera, that means a significant impact on public health. "

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Job creation has been identified by state lawmakers as a priority this session. But as the legislature finalizes budget negotiations this week, some observers are concerned that the cuts-only approach taken so far could mean a 12-percent cut to one of the state's more successful jo

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A unique group of Minnesota students will graduate today from a program that helps Spanish-speaking child-care providers better prepare Latino children for school. Cory Woosley, Eager to Learn program manager for the Minnesota Child Care Resource & Referral Network, says the "SEED

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Republican state lawmakers in Minnesota Monday refused Democratic-Farmer-Labor Governor Mark Dayton's proposed budget compromise, sticking to an all-cuts approach to close the state's deficit. Proposed cuts to higher education currently amount to 14 percent, resulting in the lowest

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The teen pregnancy rate in Minnesota is now the lowest on record, according to a new report on adolescent sexual health. While girls from communities of color are still two to five times more likely than white girls to experience a teen pregnancy, rates have fallen for all groups.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Listen up, parents, educators and youth leaders! Science says you really do make a difference in preventing teen pregnancy. Michael Resnick, director of the University of Minnesota Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center, says that for the last generation of American

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota lawmakers are trying to get a state budget to Gov. Mark Dayton's desk by the Easter break, and so far GOP leaders have justified a cuts-only approach, citing "out-of-control spending" they say is not sustainable. But how much does government actually cost Minnesotans? Th

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