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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


2020Talks - August 5, 2020 


Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - UT: Housing/Homelessness

Groups advocating on behalf of Utah tenants say those who've fallen behind on their rent due to the COVID-19 crisis could soon run out of options. (tab62/Adobe Stock)<br /> <br /><br />

SALT LAKE CITY - Groups working for affordable housing in Utah say the next two weeks could be "crunch time" for people trying to catch up on their unpaid rent. Thousands of Utahns either lost their jobs or had their hours cut - part of the staggering economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Until

Crossroads Urban Center says more than half of all Salt Lake City residents don't make enough to afford renting an average-priced, two-bedroom house or apartment. (Nate Bolt/Flickr)

SALT LAKE CITY – The cost of buying or renting a home in Utah has been on the rise for years. Now, affordable-housing advocates say state government needs to take action before Utah reaches a crisis point. The Alliance for a Better Utah and Crossroads Urban Center have launched a joint campai

Pro-business policies from the State Capitol might have helped rank Utah highly in a new survey of state economies. (Wikimedia Commons)

SALT LAKE CITY - On the strength of business growth and innovation, a new study ranks Utah as having the top state economy in the country. According to the online survey company WalletHub, Utah is at or near the top of such key economic categories as Gross Domestic Product growth, median income, e

A new study shows increasing rents and relatively flat incomes put many Utah renters a single financial emergency away from eviction. (jitalia17/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - Rapidly rising rents and relatively flat incomes are putting the squeeze on many Utah renters, especially those with moderate or low incomes. A new study from a University of Utah think tank says a flood of new apartment units is driving up those costs, and putting many renters ju

Utah is launching a new program to better children's lives called Evidence2Success. Courtesy: Annie E. Casey Foundation

SALT LAKE CITY - Kearns Township in Salt Lake County is gearing up to launch a new program called Evidence2Success that takes a hard look at what's going on in kids' lives, then focuses attention on the solutions that show the most promise. The program uses data from the state SHARP survey which

Nancy Madsen-Wilkerson, Utah's 2015 Portrait of Care honoree, with a painting of her and her mother. Credit: AARP Utah

SALT LAKE CITY - November is Family Caregiver Month and AARP is celebrating by recognizing the 40 million Americans who help older parents, spouses and other loved ones live independently at home. Laura Polacheck, communications director with AARP Utah, says the 336,000 Utahns who selflessly give

PHOTO: It's easier to make a home energy-efficient when it is under construction than to retrofit in response to high energy bills. Courtesy of Escape Estates, Inc.

PROVO, Utah – If Utahns are paying more to heat their homes this winter than they should have to, one reason may be the state's outdated residential building codes. New homes built in Utah have to meet minimum standards for energy efficiency from 2006, and experts say a lot has changed since

PHOTO: Less than half of the $2.5 billion in National Mortgage Settlement money, paid by banks to states, is being used to assist troubled homeowners and prevent foreclosures.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – When Utah received almost $22 million as part of the National Mortgage Settlement from banks after the nation's mortgage lending crisis, the state did not use it to help struggling homeowners. And according to a new report from Enterprise Community Partners, many states

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