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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - NE: Health

Nebraska workers could be eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid family leave to care for a newborn child, if lawmakers approve LB 311. (Pixabay)

LINCOLN, Neb. – Just 16 percent of Nebraska workers currently have access to paid family and medical leave, but a new bill making its way through the state Legislature would create a statewide insurance pool to allow nearly all workers to be with family when health issues arise. Tiffany Seib

For the second year in a row, the United States received a D-minus

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska is one of 19 states to receive a failing grade on reproductive health, according to the latest Population Institute report card which tracks multiple indicators, including access to family planning and abortion services. Jennie Wetter, the report's lead author, said

Communities that have joined AARP's age-friendly network work to adopt features  including creating safer, walkable streets  to make towns and cities more livable for people of all ages. (Hugo Chisholm/Flickr)

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – Grand Island is the first city in Nebraska to join AARP's Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. Tonja Brown chairs Grow Grand Island, the group leading the city's initiative, a coalition that includes the local Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Corp

Immigrants applying for SNAP benefits for their U.S. citizen children do not have to provide agencies with their personal immigration status. (Public Domain Pictures)

OMAHA, Neb. – With a Dec. 10 deadline for public comments just around the corner, immigrants' rights groups say they're hoping Nebraskans will make their voices heard on a proposal by the Trump administration. The "public charge" rule change would make it harder for some people to get green

Three in four kids who lost health coverage in 2017 live in states, including Nebraska, that have not yet expanded Medicaid. (USAF)

LINCOLN, Neb. – For the first time in a decade, the number of children without health coverage in the United States has gone up. According to a new Georgetown University report, the number of uninsured kids rose by more than 275,000 in 2017, and nearly 4 million children in the U.S. now lack

More than 460,000 Nebraskans 50 and older cast their votes during the 2016 election (malisunshine/Twenty20)

LINCOLN, Neb. – Older voters consistently turn out to the polls in the greatest numbers of any age group. That's why AARP Nebraska says candidates need to listen to the concerns of Americans 50 and older. More than 460,000 Nebraskans 50 and older cast their vote in the 2016 election –

During Children's Health Month, parents are encouraged to get kids tested for lead levels, test homes for radon, and dress kids in pants and long sleeves to reduce exposure to ticks that can carry Lyme disease. (U.S. Army)

OMAHA, Neb. – October is Children's Health Month, and with the new school year just underway, Nebraska Children's Home Society is encouraging parents, teachers and communities across the state to take steps to improve children’s physical and mental health. Briana Woodside, the society&

Of the more than 25 million households that lack access to broadband Internet, 19 million of them are in rural areas. (Pixabay)

LYONS, Neb. – In Nebraska, just 5 percent of residents in 18 of the state's 93 counties have access to broadband Internet, according to a new report from the Center for Rural Affairs. Report author Johnathan Hladik, the center’s policy director, says lack of reliable information is par

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