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PNS Daily Newscast - August 10, 2020 


The U.S. tops 5 million COVID-19 cases; and the latest on the USPS mail slowdown.


2020Talks - August 10, 2020 


Sunday was the sixth anniversary of the police killing of Michael Brown. Tomorrow, Rep. Ilhan Omar faces off against a primary challenger in MN, plus primaries in CT, VT and WI. And a shakeup at the Postal Service.

Public News Service - PA: Community Issues and Volunteering

Groups opposed to changes in Philadelphia's anti-deportation policy rallied at City Hall on Friday. Courtesy New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA - Community groups and immigration advocates are telling Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter to keep his hands off the city's anti-deportation ICE Hold policy. The mayor says he wants to change the executive order that controls city cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, o

Syrian refugees now entering the United States began the process in 2012. Credit: Voice of America News/Wikimedia Commons

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Following last week's terrorist attacks in Paris, at least 26 governors have said they won't allow Syrian refugees to resettle in their states but advocates say those fears are unfounded. With millions displaced by civil war in Syria, President Obama wants the U.S. to accept 10,

The mentally ill may wait years in jail for court-ordered competency restoration treatment. Credit: TryJimmy/pixabay.com

PHILADELPHIA - The ACLU has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of mentally-ill prisoners held in Pennsylvania jails while awaiting treatment. Criminal courts often order mentally ill criminal defendants who cannot understand the proceedings to undergo treatment to restore their competence. Accord

The Pennsylvania Health Care Plan would cover every resident of the state. Credit: Healthcare4ALL PA<br />

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A bill to create a single-payer health-care system in Pennsylvania will be introduced in the state Legislature by the end of the month. The legislation is being introduced by Representative Pamela DeLissio of Philadelphia and was crafted with the assistance of HealthCare 4 ALL P

The grant will target 106 miles of polluted waterways in the Juniata River Basin. Credit: Cngodles/en.wikipedia

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has received a $265,000 grant to reduce pollution and improve water quality in Pennsylvania rivers damaged by agricultural pollution. The grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will target three waterways in the Juniata River Basin. Acco

Commercial office cleaners in many eastern U.S. cities are currently negotiating new contracts. Courtesy: SEIU Local 32BJ.

PHILADELPHIA – As many as 2,000 janitors will converge on Philadelphia on Wednesday to rally for what they consider good jobs and fair contracts. More than 75,000 office cleaners from Massachusetts to Virginia are bargaining for contracts this year. Juanita Acree, a member of local 32BJ of th

Family members in Pennsylvania provide care for loved ones worth an estimated $19.2 billion annually. Courtesy: AARP.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Seniors rallied in the Capitol Rotunda this morning, urging senators to pass the Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable Act (CARE). Currently, 1.6 million Pennsylvanians are serving as unpaid caregivers for family members. According to Desiree Hung at AARP Pennsylvania, the bil

Conservationists say nature is a winner under the first-ever federal rules limiting carbon emissions from power plants. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

PITTSBURGH – A plan for reducing carbon pollution in the U.S. has been finalized by the Obama administration. The EPA's Clean Power Plan, released Monday, sets a 32 percent goal for cutting emissions from power plants by 2030. Ed Perry, Pennsylvania coordinator for the National Wildlife Feder

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