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PNS Daily Newscast - April 3, 2020 


Son-in-law Jared Kushner takes on a major role in Trump's fight with COVID-19. Also, emergency funding for people who can't pay their rent because of the pandemic.

2020Talks - April 3, 2020 


The Democratic National Committee delayed its July convention in Milwaukee until August. Wisconsin has a primary this Tuesday, but hasn't cancelled or delayed in-person voting like many other states have done.

Public News Service - NY: Health

Unlike cloth masks, N95 masks are form-fitting and filter out fine particles. (Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- A petition with more than a quarter-million signatures has been sent to Congress demanding regulations to keep health care workers safe as they treat COVID-19 patients. Nurses say they need filtering respirators to keep them safe from infection by the novel coronavirus. But facing a na

Every dollar spent on SNAP generates $1.80 in economic activity. (pixelrobot/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Hunger advocates say strengthening SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, is vital to protecting against increased food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the White House is going the wrong way. With businesses shutting down across the country to stop the spread of the coronavi

Effective next Thursday, most SUNY and CUNY classes will take place online. (olezzo/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. - Faculty at SUNY campuses are moving quickly to make the transition to distance learning as classrooms close down in an effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. On Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that City and State University of New York campuses will switch to onlin

People with diseases or on medications that compromise their immune systems are more vulnerable to the new coronavirus known as COVID-19. (Photographee.eu/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Advocates for people with disabilities say the new coronavirus can be especially dangerous to the communities they serve. People with disabilities such as lupus or HIV/AIDS have compromised immune systems. Some medications may lower resistance to infections, and the incidence of lung d

Unused firefighting foam containing PFAS has been burned at an incinerator in Cohoes, N.Y. (wellphoto/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. - The Pentagon is being sued for quietly contracting to burn millions of gallons of foam containing toxic chemicals at incinerators around the country, including here in New York. The unused firefighting foam contains PFAS, a class of chemicals now so persistent in the environment the

Many parents aren't aware of free school breakfast, after-school and summer meal programs. (New Africa/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- A leading child nutrition program has joined forces with a major media platform to fight child hunger. One-in-six children in New York is food insecure. That's more than 730,000 children. But many parents can't access or aren't aware of school breakfast, after-school supper and summe

PFOA and PFOS can be filtered from drinking water by reverse osmosis. (navintar/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. -- State lawmakers and environmental groups are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to make the Department of Health withdraw proposed changes to regulations on some toxic chemicals. The legislators and advocates made their request just before Tuesday's meeting of the Drinking Water Quality C

The Sarcoma-Oma Foundation helps people with medical travel expenses and access to resources. (RFBSIP/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK - People diagnosed with sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, may have to travel considerable distances to get the best medical treatment - and now, help is available to meet those travel expenses. Being diagnosed with sarcoma can be frightening and finding treatment may be a daunting task, wit

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