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PNS Daily Newscast - April 2, 2020 


The Trump Administration decides Obama healthcare exchanges will not reopen - we have reaction. Plus a look a vulnerable COVID-19 population you may not have heard about.

2020Talks - April 2, 2020 


Some states this year use ranked-choice voting. What are some of the benefits during COVID-19? Plus, President Trump and former VP Biden continue to battle over the Affordable Care Act.

Public News Service - TX: Women's

New research shows that women in Texas, particularly those with family responsibilities, struggle because of the state's poor work and family policies.

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is one of the worst states in the nation for women in terms of equality and opportunity, according to two new studies. Reports from the Institute for Women's Policy Research and WalletHub both quote statistics that show women in Texas are paid less than men for the same job, a

The Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault hotline is open in Texas to help people with legal issues that might result from a sexual assault. (southernfried/morguefile)

AUSTIN, Texas - Survivors of sexual assault in Texas now have access to a hotline to help them deal with the legal issues they may encounter afterward. The hotline service, called "Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault," can provide free and confidential answers to legal questions and extensive

ARAP volunteers plan to question every presidential candidate in the Texas Primary on their plans for Social Security. (AARP)
Available In Spanish

AUSTIN, Texas - AARP Texas is seeking answers from all the presidential candidates running in the March 1 Texas Primary regarding their plans to keep Social Security solvent. Early voting begins today in Texas, which is the biggest delegate prize for candidates among the 12 states holding election

U.S. immigration officials say they are taking a hands-off policy toward churches that provide sanctuary to refugees who could be deported. (Wikimedia Commons)

AUSTIN, Texas - A church in Texas has given a Guatemalan refugee sanctuary and is hoping that more religious organizations will follow suit. Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas has taken in a woman who church officials will only call Hilda. She says she came to the U.S. to escape vio

The Zika virus is prevalent in the areas seen in purple, mostly in the Caribbean basin, Central and South America, and southern Mexico. (CDC)

AUSTIN, Texas - Public health officials in Texas are reporting nine cases of the Zika virus in the state's three largest cities. The Department of State Health Services said Tuesday it has confirmed seven cases in the Houston area and one in San Antonio, all persons who recently traveled to countri

A grand jury indicted two anti-abortion activists on Monday who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood officials last year. (Wikimedia Commons)

HOUSTON - A Houston grand jury has indicted two anti-abortion activists who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood officials last year and then edited and released the videos. The indictment charged David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress with felony tampering with governme

The Texas Attorney General has formed a new unit to assist law-enforcement agencies with human-trafficking crimes. (southernfried/morguefile)

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is putting some legal muscle behind current efforts to combat human trafficking in the state. The Texas Attorney General's office has formed a new unit tasked with reducing both labor and sex trafficking and prosecuting the perpetrators. Attorney General Ken Paxton says the

Climate change is likely to have far-reaching impacts on livestock and crops throughout the world, according to a new report. Credit: USDA

AUSTIN, Texas - Climate change will have a big impact on food security across the globe, but will hit the poor and people living in tropical regions the hardest according to a new international study presented at the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris. Claudia Tebaldi, a scientist for the

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