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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


2020Talks - August 13, 2020 


Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make their first public appearance as running mates. President Trump calls Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - NY: Disabilities

New York, NY — As New Yorkers get ready to participate in one of the most competitive presidential contests in decades, a new survey finds that those with disabilities are likely to encounter barriers in the voting process, particularly at schools. Although new, accessible voting machines will

New York, NY — New Yorkers are hoping a little "healthy communication" will improve healthcare in the Empire State. A new poll by the Community Services Society finds healthcare is the top issue for New York voters. Susan Dooha, with the group New Yorkers for Accessible Health Coverage, says t

Albany, NY - The New Year may not guarantee that anyone will be wealthier and wiser, but New Yorkers could get healthier, thanks to a new online service to match their health needs with available programs. The site is designed as a one-stop location that's easier to navigate than the usual official

New York, NY – New York won't be ready for next year's Presidential balloting -- at least, not when it comes to equal access for voters with disabilities. A federal judge could rule as early as today to force the state to comply with the "Help America Vote Act." It's a law that has earmarked m

New York, NY - It's difficult enough finding affordable housing in New York, and harder still when looking for a home that is wheelchair accessible. But New York is now requiring developers of affordable housing to list all accessible housing units in an online registry. There are currently 4,000

A presidential commission is calling today for a new recovery plan for returning veterans. New York advocates say the report's main finding is right on the money: getting injured vets to the right services can make the difference between going home, or ending up in a nursing home or even on the stre

The Bush administration's Medicare Part D drug plan has faced a rocky road over its 18-month life span, and many people have faced prescription nightmares, including one New Yorker whose story is on its way to Congress. A 56-year-old New Yorker named Elaine has diabetes, asthma, and needs supplemen

Advocates for people with disabilities will be listening closely when Governor Eliot Spitzer unveils his state budget this week. They say Spitzer could go a long way toward his goal of a patient-centered healthcare system if he would consider housing subsidies to help people move out of expensive nu

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