PNS Daily Newscast _ March 31, 2020 

Treasury and IRS say economic impact checks for COVID-19 to begin in next three weeks. And states deal with collision of coronavirus and homelessness.

2020Talks - March 31, 2020 

During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

Public News Service - TN: Criminal Justice

PHOTO: Dry conditions persist across the state and weary firefighters are urging residents to be mindful of the tinderbox conditions.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As Tennesseans prepare to celebrate the Fourth, they are being reminded that many counties and cities across the state are under a burn ban. Tom Womack, spokesman for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, says that dry conditions have made Tennessee a tinderbox, but that some

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - According to the U.S. Census Bureau, less than four percent of partners in private law firms come from traditionally under-represented minority groups. A local law firm is trying to change that. Karen Neal, with the Nashville firm of Bass, Berry and Sims, chairs its Diversity Co

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid at a south Nashville apartment complex has raised concerns with the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) and the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee (ACLU-TN). Residents reported that ICE conducted

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teen smoking rates in Tennessee are above 20 percent, but a study recently published in the "Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health" finds that early childhood bonds with at least one family member could help reve

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The toymaker Fisher Price recently recalled 11 million products that safety officials say can be dangerous to young children. Seven million tricycles are being recalled because a plastic ignition key near the seat can cause injuries. Over a million high chairs are also being recal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Many adults believe teenagers are neither emotionally nor financially equipped to be parents. A new awareness program - called "What's the Rush?" - has been started by Tennessee's district attorneys, at their General Conference, to point out some of the lesser-known problems of ch

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee parents are getting some help to avoid 'trouble in toyland.' The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (USPIRG) has tested thousands of toys for possible choking hazards, eardrum-damaging noise levels, and toxics and made the database available to shoppers. Randall Kinna

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - It took authorities weeks of investigation, but finally James Wright, a nurse's aide at a Virginia nursing home operated by Murfreesboro-based National Healthcare Corporation (NHC), is in jail facing charges of sexually assaulting female patients at the facility over a seven-ye

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