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PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 


The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - PA: Senior

Tuesday is the deadline for Pennsylvania residents to apply for a mail-in ballot for this year's primary election. (Scott Van Blarcom/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Tuesday is the last day to submit an application to vote by mail in the Pennsylvania primary. This primary is the first time Commonwealth residents can apply to vote by mail, and there are choices to be made. Each party has three contenders in the presidential primary and eight

Government agencies do not ask for credit card or bank account information over the phone. (logoboom/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- While people are staying home to try to slow the spread of COVID-19 infections, the pandemic is bringing out scam artists, all hoping to cash in on fears about the virus. Fraudsters see the growing number of infections as an opportunity to prey on people and steal their money or

Keeping in touch with loved ones through text or video chats can help fight feelings of isolation. (ulza/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- With social distancing taking hold across Pennsylvania, family caregivers and those they care for can find help to stay safe and healthy in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, Gov. Tom Wolf ordered residents of seven counties to stay home for the next two weeks. There a

Workers with access to a retirement plan at work are 15 times more likely to save, research shows. (Cozine/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Some 2 million Pennsylvanians have no retirement plan at work, but proposed legislation would give them a chance to save for the future. Like similar bills passed in Oregon, California and Illinois, the Keystone Saves plan would automatically enroll private sector employees in a

Requiring a signature for deliveries helps stop

HARRISBURG, Pa. - 'Tis the season to be careful. That's one message consumer advocates want Pennsylvanians to keep in mind during this holiday season. More than one-in-five adults surveyed by AARP in the Commonwealth failed a simple quiz designed to test their ability to recognize holiday scams.

Family caregivers help aging family members remain in their homes, where most prefer to be. (New Africa/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — One-point-three-billion-hours - that's how much unpaid time family caregivers in Pennsylvania devoted to helping aging family members and friends remain in their homes in 2017, according to a new report. The latest installment of AARP's Valuing the Invaluable series says ther

Four members of ElderWitness were arrested by DHS on charges of obstructing the entrance to a federal building.  (Roz Dutton/ElderWitness)

PHILADELPHIA – Four senior citizens were arrested Wednesday on charges of blocking the entrance to the Philadelphia headquarters of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Dressed as the Statue of Liberty, the four members of ElderWitness, say they are outraged by the Trump administration's det

From 2012 to 2017 the average cost of brand name prescription drugs in PA rose 58%. (Burlingham/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvanians who are struggling to pay the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs will be able to learn how to fight back at a series of upcoming events. On average, prescription prices are rising about six times faster than incomes. According to Bill Johnston Walsh, st

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