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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 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: Consumer

Housing advocates say the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare a long-standing crisis in housing affordability. (Suzanne/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Housing justice advocates fear that without action from Albany, New Yorkers who have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic could be at risk of losing their homes. Businesses may be shuttered and streets practically deserted during the shutdown, but the bills keep coming in and t

Sleeping quarters on a Taiwanese company-owned vessel fishing for tuna in the mid-Atlantic. (Greenpeace)

NEW YORK -- As households try to stock up on shelf-stable foods, a Greenpeace investigation has found potential links between a major brand of tuna, modern slavery and illegal fishing practices. In January, Fong Chun Formosa (FCF), one of the world's top tuna traders, acquired Bumble Bee, the larg

Young black and Hispanic children are missed by the census at twice the rate of white children. (Monkey Business/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Children under five are the largest age group to be missed in the U.S. Census, so children's advocates are making concerted efforts to increase participation this year. The census is supposed to count every person of any age living in the United States. The data not only determines con

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

Trained security guards protect hundreds of landmarks, colleges, public and private buildings throughout New York City. (Kadmy)

NEW YORK -- The workers who provide security at public and private buildings throughout New York City are looking for improved wages, benefits and working conditions. Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ began negotiations Wednesday to renew contracts with building owners and security

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

In 2016 the Environmental Protection Agency concluded that all uses of chlorpyrifos are unsafe. (hhendrix/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo took action Wednesday to ban a pesticide that poses significant risks to children's brain development, but time is running out for him to sign a number of environmental bills that have cleared the State Legislature. The United States banned most home uses of

A new report says carbon pricing would lower the cost of New York getting to a 70% renewable energy use goal by 2030. (mimadeo/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Including the cost of carbon pollution in New York's electricity market would help the state meet its clean energy goals, according to a new report. Carbon pricing would add the social cost of carbon pollution, including health and climate impacts, to the wholesale price of el

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