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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 - NY: Community Issues and Volunteering

More than 120 nurses have volunteered to participate in the Upstate COVID Nurse Corps. (deliris/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- A new program is bringing nurses on furlough from upstate hospitals to New York City to help out at understaffed hospitals in the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. While nursing staff at many New York City hospitals have been pushed to the breaking point, hospitals upstate are cutti

The Ryan Larkin New York-Presbyterian Field Hospital can treat more than 216 patients. (Frederick Wellman)

NEW YORK -- Since Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued executive orders allowing people with varying degrees of training to help treat COVID-19 patients, veterans have been putting their skills to work on the front lines of the pandemic. When Fred Wellman, founder of a veteran-owned public relations firm in R

Advocates say to get an accurate count, census outreach efforts need to begin by January. (U.S. Census Bureau)

NEW YORK – Now is the time to begin distributing funds for promoting participation in the 2020 census: That's the message immigrants' advocates want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to hear. The Trump administration's drive to include a citizenship question on the census created fear that immigrants who par

Every year an estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic waste enters ocean waters. (byrev/pixabay)

NEW YORK – The 33rd annual International Coastal Cleanup is coming up this weekend, part of a global effort to keep trash out of the oceans. It's the world's largest annual ocean volunteer event. Every year, an estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic waste alone flow into the oceans, and p

The transition to renewable energy can bring clean power and jobs to low-income communities. (MariaGodfrida/Pixabay)

BUFFALO, N.Y. – People United for Sustainable Housing, or PUSH Buffalo, will soon be getting a new executive director who has a vision for environmental justice across New York state. Rahwa Ghirmatzion will be moving up from deputy director to succeed PUSH co-founder Aaron Bartley. Ghirmat

In 2016 alone, National Park Service sites, such as the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site in New York City, contributed $35 billion to the U.S. economy. (Elisa.rolle/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – Members of the New York congressional delegation, New York City lawmakers and conservation groups celebrated President's Day weekend by calling on Congress to fund nearly $1 billion in deferred maintenance at National Park Service sites across the state. Marcia Argust, director of

Significant amounts of PCBs remain in river sediments north of the Troy Dam, environmentalists say. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)<br />

NEW YORK – The Environmental Protection Agency has delayed a decision on whether General Electric has properly completed its cleanup of the Hudson River. The EPA sent a letter to GE on Tuesday, saying the agency needs more time to complete its review. GE had asked the EPA for a "certificat

The extreme weather that hit the U.S. in 2017 included three major hurricanes. (WikiImages/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – Catastrophic hurricanes, severe flooding and raging wildfires fueled by drought have been prominent features of an eventful year for the environment. The Rainforest Trust's first-annual Environmental Year-in-Review put the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on figh

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