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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 - MT: Senior

HELENA, Mont. - Congressional talks about raising the debt ceiling and reducing the deficit continue, and the pressure to keep senior programs off the cutting table is coming at Congress in another wave. AARP Montana state leaders were in Washington recently to meet with the state's congressional d

HELENA, Mont. - Social Security and Medicare are in the crosshairs as Congressional debate targeted on reducing the national deficit continues, and Montanans in the 50-plus set are taking notice. AARP Montana State President Joy Bruck says there's growing awareness that hurting current and future re

HELENA, Mont. - Pressure to cut state spending has landed on the doorstep of the Montana State Veterans Home in Columbia Falls. An amendment to the spending bill for state services would cut funding to the home by $2.2 million and encourage the Department of Public Health and Human Services to turn

HELENA, Mont. - It's estimated more than 9,500 Montanans will be celebrating a special birthday this year. They are the first wave of "baby boomers" to turn 65. Their parents considered that milestone a time to leave the work force and focus on leisure. However, according to a recent AARP survey, th

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - Revitalizing rural America is something the U.S. Department of Agriculture takes seriously, according to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. He spoke at the recent National Summit of Rural America, which tackled topics ranging from the aging farmer and rancher population to ma

Helena, MT – The promise of "free money" makes Montanans suspicious. Perhaps that's one explanation for the more than 17,000 state residents who have not yet applied to receive their economic stimulus checks. Montana's chunk of the unclaimed federal money totals more than $5 million, which cou

Bozeman, MT – Baby boomers are looking for the next great place to live, and small towns in the West are on the preferred list, according to an expert tracking growth patterns. Whitman College environmental studies professor Don Snow says, in the face of this influx, communities need to protec

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