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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - NV: Consumer

Nevada reduced its percentage of teens who were not in school and not working, from 15% in 2010 to 9% in 2018, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, but the data was collected prior to COVID-19. (nastya_gepp/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- Child well-being in Nevada saw small improvements in a new report, but still ranks 46th overall compared with other states -- and that's without anticipated setbacks due to COVID-19. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count Data Book looks at economic, education, health and other iss

Fifty-two percent of business owners say they have taken on new debt because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 21% racking up more than $100,000 in fresh debt, according to data from Small Businesses for America's Future. (hbswk.hbs.edu)

LAS VEGAS -- Small businesses employ half of all U.S. workers, but the number of independent, family-owned businesses in Nevada is down 19% compared with January of this year, according to the group Small Businesses for America's Future. The coalition of small businesses and leaders says that's mos

Tens of thousands of U.S. renters could be evicted in the coming months as unemployment remains at a historic level and moratoriums preventing evictions are gradually lifted. (lcbh.org)

LAS VEGAS -- The pause from eviction granted to Nevadans who haven't been able to pay rent during the COVID-19 crisis has been extended through at least June 30, but many don't know how they'll make good on what they owe if they don't get their jobs back. Nevada has the nation's highest unemployme

The wealth of America's billionaires increased by nearly 10% over just three weeks as the COVID-19 crisis took hold, according to the Institute for Policy Studies. (QuinceCreative/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- A former U.S. labor secretary says the $2 trillion CARES Act to address the coronavirus pandemic provided American workers with stimulus checks and extra unemployment payments, but those who benefited most were large corporations, banks and the wealthy. Robert Reich, who served under

Las Vegas casinos can open next week, but Nevada Gaming Control Board guidelines will limit capacity to 50% and require new cleaning and social-distancing policies. (Linda72/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Hospitality and gaming is the dominant industry in Las Vegas, but the frenzied environment tourists have come to expect will be altered when casinos reopen next week. There will be fewer people at the casinos and not as many things to do, with nightclubs still closed and reservat

Already facing a budget crisis, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services expects application and petition receipts to drop by approximately 61% through the end of fiscal year 2020. (Caniceus/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration has continued to push for greater restrictions on immigration, and now the key processing agency says without an influx of cash, it may need to furlough staff this summer. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the

The National Association of Counties is asking Congress for more direct, flexible funding to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, including an additional $75 billion for hospitals and healthcare providers. (nvdoctors.org)

LAS VEGAS -- The National Association of Counties has joined seven other organizations in praising the coronavirus financial relief approved by Congress, but the organizations also are requesting more aid for state and local governments, so they can maintain services as revenues plummet. Clark Cou

A reduction in driving because of COVID-19 means AAA customers in Nevada will receive premium refunds totaling $100 million. (pixel2013/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- With so few cars on the road because of stay-at-home orders, customers of AAA in Nevada are scheduled to receive a 20% refund for two months of their auto premiums. The roadside assistance organization is joining the list of companies offering some rebates as a result of the pandemic.

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