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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 


The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


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Public News Service - MN: Education

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota used to have the fourth lowest rate in the nation for numbers of babies born to girls ages 15 to 19, but that has jumped to tenth in recent years. The rising teen pregnancy trend makes "Let's Talk Month" more significant than ever. In proclamations by the state, as well a

ST. PAUL, Minn. - New census numbers show poverty in Minnesota didn't increase dramatically, but that doesn't mean food shelves are seeing less traffic; in fact, just the opposite. Food pantries are reporting that people who never imagined they would need assistance are now counting on help. Acco

Minneapolis, MN – The American Heart Association wants a million people to learn how to save a life this week. The Association has designated this "National CPR Week," and Minnesota spokesman David Adriansen, who is training coordinator at the Minneapolis VA center, says we need more people tr

St. Paul, MN – Minnesota's faith community is calling the just-ended legislative session a "disappointment." DFL leaders and Republican Gov. Pawlenty could not agree on how to close the state's $4.6 billion budget deficit. Brian Rusche with the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition says the br

Minneapolis - There's good news for parents, as teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases are lower than a decade ago. But that doesn't mean it's time for them to let their guard down. That's the message sex researcher and author Debra Haffner, an ordained minister and director of the Relig

St. Paul, MN – A legislative panel today will consider a measure to put physical education back with the "Three Rs" in Minnesota, creating statewide standards and making PE a graduation requirement. Supporters have invited Dr. John Ratey of Harvard Medical School to testify to the state House

St. Paul, MN - Human services advocates say Governor Tim Pawlenty's spartan state budget proposal will dump at least 65,000 residents out of state-subsidized health care. Pawlenty presented his two-year budget Tuesday, filling a nearly five billion dollar hole with accounting shifts, aid cuts to cit

St. Paul, MN – A statewide commission has released its recommended blueprint for ending poverty in Minnesota by 2020. Former state Senator John Hottinger, who wrote the bill that established the panel, says the result is a comprehensive plan to reduce the barriers that drive so many people int

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