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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


2020Talks - August 5, 2020 


Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - PA: Civic Engagement

It's not the most glamorous question on the ballot in Pennsylvania, but supporters say bonds for sewer and water improvements are important for the future of the state and the Chesapeake Bay. Harry Campbell with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation says the referendum on Tuesday's ballot would make 400 mi

Harrisburg, PA - There's just one week left until Election Day, and a local election watchdog has some advice to help make Pennsylvanians' trip to the polls go smoothly. Barry Kauffman is the executive director of Common Cause Pennsylvania. He says rule number one is to never leave your polling plac

Philadelphia, PA - Planned Parenthood supporters are hitting the pavement this weekend to talk to Pennsylvania women about what's at stake for them on Election Day. They'll canvass in Lansdale and hold events around the state on Saturday, speaking to voters about what their decisions at the polls co

Pittsburgh, PA - Congress' big Wall Street bailout has been signed, but the global economy has continued its downward spiral in the past week. With poverty on the rise in Pennsylvania, a number of advocacy groups say it's time to push for more action from lawmakers to help homeowners facing foreclos

Harrisburg, PA - The Keystone State doesn't yet have all the keys to a problem-free Election Day but it could be worse, according to a new report. Pennsylvania ranks in the middle of rankings on the election systems in 10 "swing states." The report also suggests how state election personnel might av

Harrisburg, PA – It's the big speech tonight at the Republican National Convention as John McCain officially accepts the nomination. There are some things to listen for, according to economist Dr. Stephen Herzenberg with the Keystone Research Center. He says polls show the economy is the numbe

Pittsburgh, PA – The Democratic Party platform is being finalized this weekend in Pittsburgh, and Pennsylvania health care reform advocates hope a guarantee for accessible health care for everyone makes the cut. A nurse who lost her home because of medical bills will join Congressman John Co

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