PNS Daily Newscast - July 3, 2020 

Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 

Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - NY: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

New York, NY - Thursday is day four of Senate confirmation hearings on New York federal judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court. How's she doing? "Outstanding," says Emma Coleman Jordan, a Georgetown University law professor who's watching the hearings "I think that something catas

Albany, NY - The National Association of Mothers' Centers this week told a bipartisan U.S. Senate working group that an outdated lack of flexibility in the workplace is punishing vast numbers of family caregivers. The group says these caregivers are victims of public policy and a corporate culture t

Albany, NY - School's just about out. Some parents are either absent or overworked, grandparents may be physically limited or overworked themselves, and summer camp or day camp are too expensive, given the sour economy. Ron Rosen sees the effects in his home town, Poughkeepsie: Teens and "tweens" le

Albany, NY - A bill prohibiting harassment and intimidation in schools which was thought to have a good chance of passing after seven previous failed attempts is again "in jeopardy" - as one advocate put it - in the aftermath of the upheaval in the Senate Monday. Lee Cutler, whose union, New York St

Albany, NY - President Obama signs a bill today that will create what he calls "an army of volunteers" dedicated to addressing the nation's toughest problems. The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act will, according to the president, triple the number of "Americans helping Americans" in a time of ext

Albany, NY - A provision in President Obama's 2010 budget proposal that would expand Medicaid family planning programs has New York women's health care advocates joining their national counterparts in celebration. In an unsuccessful effort to gain bipartisan support for his economic recovery bill,

New York, NY — The economic crunch, including a reduction in state assistance and public donations, has forced some New York nonprofit agencies to develop new cooperation among themselves in order to meet the needs of their clients. With the expectation that 2009 will be an even more-challengi

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