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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 - PA: Community Issues and Volunteering

American Education Week is a celebration of the teachers and support professionals who make public schools work.  (WavebreakmediaMicro/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – This is the start of the 98th annual American Education Week, a time to celebrate the achievements of public education and acknowledge the contributions of all those who make a difference in students' lives. It's a week when teachers, parents and support professionals are r

The Friends of Allegheny Wilderness has maintained a wilderness trail in the Allegheny National forest for nearly two decades. (Friends of Allegheny Wilderness)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – This Saturday and Sunday, a volunteer group will be embarking on its 19th season of trail stewardship in a wilderness part of the Allegheny National Forest. Friends of Allegheny Wilderness (FAW) is looking for more folks to help – by hand – clearing and maintain

Gas wells, pipelines and industrial sites contribute to air pollution in Southwest Penn. (jplenio/Pixabay)

PITTSBURGH — A new grassroots initiative hopes to educate and mobilize at least 1,000 people to fight for clean air in and around Allegheny County. They're calling it Southwest PA Neighbors for Clean Air. The goal is to establish 100 groups of 10 neighbors and give them the information they

Pennsylvania's state bird, the ruffed grouse, is among 314 climate-threatened species. (Lindsay Stedman/USFWS)

PHILADELPHIA – If you're tired of mowing lawns in the summer, the National Audubon Society suggests you could plant bird-friendly gardens instead. Spring is finally here, and that means Americans will soon be mowing about 40 million acres of lawns every week. With climate change and urbaniza

Pittsburgh is among the Pennsylvania cities supporting local climate action in the absence of federal leadership. (Ron Reiring/Flickr)

PITTSBURGH -- President Trump may not be interested in keeping the United States in the Paris climate deal, but several Pennsylvania cities say they are. Tuesday was called a "Still In" day of action, and rallies in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia were among the hundreds held around the nation to show

The Mariner East II project will carry natural gas liquids across 17 counties in Pennsylvania.<br />(Jay Phagan/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Some Pennsylvania landowners now have stronger protections against spills and water contamination associated with construction of the Mariner East II pipeline. State officials approved a settlement that environmental groups reached with Sunoco and the Pennsylvania Departmen

Municipalities can take steps such as installing solar streetlights to reduce carbon emissions. (HeyouRelax/Pixabay)

FERGUSON TOWNSHIP, Penn. -- It takes a village to save the planet. That's the message one Pennsylvania township is hoping to send with its resolution on climate change. Through his work at Penn State's Sustainability Institute, Peter Buckland became keenly aware of the impacts of climate change th

Medicaid expansion helped reduce the rate of uninsured children in Pennsylvania to 4.1 percent. (James Gathany, Judy Schmidt, USCDCP)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Children's advocates say repeal of the Affordable Care Act would leave thousands of Pennsylvania kids without health insurance. President Trump and congressional Republicans already are taking steps to repeal the landmark health-care law. According to Joan Benso, president

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