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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 - TN: Community Issues and Volunteering

Tax-season scammers pretending to be affiliated with government agencies are on the rise, according to the Federal Trade Commission. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- From now through April 15, Tennessee residents who need help getting their income taxes done can turn to the AARP Foundation's free Tax-Aide program at more than 60 community sites statewide. While anyone can use the free tax-preparation service, Tax-Aide coordinator Emily Paul

More than 1,000 Tennesseans ended their lives in 2017, according to records from the Department of Health. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, and advocates say Tennessee has boosted efforts to improve access to mental health services in all of its 95 counties. Earlier in 2019, Gov. Lee authorized a funding increase for the state's Suicide Prevention Network to

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. According to the National Archives, 58,148 American soldiers were killed and more than 300,000 wounded in the Vietnam War. (Adobe Stock)

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Vietnam veterans will receive a proper "welcome home" this Thursday, in a special ceremony at Fort Campbell Army base. Organizers say the event aims to celebrate and thank service members, many of whom were scorned when they first came home from the war decades ago. Memp

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Health Department has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of how the opioid epidemic impacts individuals, families and communities. The "Tennessee Faces of the Opioid Crisis" campaign shares the stories of residents from counties across the state whose

A raccoon gnaws on a red plastic cup. Tennesseans have submitted hundreds of photos of trash across the state as part of a litter awareness campaign. (Eddie Johnson/Tenn. Wildlife Federation)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A new campaign aims to raise awareness of Tennessee's trash problem. Hundreds of people have sent photos of litter in their communities to the Tennessee Wildlife Federation, the group that launched the social media effort. Studies have found the Tennessee River contains m

Regional overdose-prevention specialists in Tennessee have given away 35,000 units of naloxone across the state. (@monsterphotoiso/Twenty20)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A regional overdose-prevention program that equips citizens with naloxone is expanding across the state. Tennessee has seen increasing numbers of overdose deaths in recent years because of opioid use. But the program, which already has put 35,000 naloxone kits into residen

Last year, AARP distributed a total of $1.3 million to fund 129

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – AARP Tennessee is accepting applications through April 17 for its 2019 Community Challenge Grant to fund "quick-action" projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program is in its third year and is part of AARP's nationwide Livable Communities initiative.

Communities in Tennessee are looking for alternative industry to support their economy as the coal industry continues its decline. (Jan Truter/Flickr)

CLINTON, Tenn. – At one point, roughly half of the counties in Tennessee were supported by the coal industry in some way. As the fossil fuel industry declines, efforts to secure new industries are increasing in parts of the state. For more than two years, the Appalachian Regional Commission

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