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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 - UT: Women's

A new poll shows that most Utahns don't want the state Legislature to approve any more restrictions on women's reproductive rights. (rocketclips/AdobeStock)

SALT LAKE CITY - Members of the Utah Legislature have proposed a significant number of bills this session to restrict women's reproductive rights. However, a recent poll shows that a majority of Utahns disagree with their elected officials. The poll asked about 800 Utah citizens regarding issues

Joseph F. Smith (center), an early leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, is shown in 1904 with his polygamous family, including his sons and daughters, their spouses and children. (Wikimedia Commons)

SALT LAKE CITY -- Efforts to decriminalize polygamy in Utah are getting international attention, but opponents say it could make life worse for people trapped in plural families. A bill in the Utah Legislature would make polygamy among consenting adults - currently a felony - into a minor infraction

A new report shows that women working full-time jobs in Utah make only about 70% of that similarly employed men make, about 10% lower than the national average. (bernardboto/AdobeStock)

SALT LAKE CITY – A new poll shows that Utah women rank last among the 50 states for the amount of money they make compared with men. Data from a study by YMCA Utah and the Institute for Women's Policy Research found the so-called wage gap for Utah women with full-time jobs was just 68.9% of

A bill pending in the Utah Legislature would raise the minimum age to get married in the state from 15 to 18. (Twenty20)

SALT LAKE CITY - A bill aimed at halting child marriages in Utah has been approved by a legislative committee and will advance to the full state House of Representatives. House Bill 234 would ban all marriages in which one or both partners are younger than age 18. Currently, the minimum age to marr

In Utah, 62 percent of women live in a county without an abortion provider. (Pixabay)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah is one of 18 states to get a failing grade in the Population Institute's new national report card on reproductive health and rights. In 2017, the nation as a whole slipped from a D to a D-minus because of tightened state and federal policies that limit access to contrac

About 20,000 Utah children depend on the CHIP program for medical coverage, but its federal funding could run out in March. (Children's Action Alliance)

SALT LAKE CITY — Groups that advocate for children's health are pleading with Congress to stop using the Children's Health Insurance Program as a bargaining chip in the showdown over funding the government. About 20,000 Utah children depend on it. The federal government shut down at midnight

Activists planted more than 300 paper flowers outside the offices of Utah's congressional delegation yesterday, each with a testimonial from a resident concerned about the American Health Care Act. (Courtney Henderson Marden)

SALT LAKE CITY – In honor of Mother's Day, activists with the group, Utah Indivisible, concerned about the impacts of the American Health Care Act, planted more than 300 paper flowers outside the offices of Utah's congressional delegation Monday. Kellie Henderson - one of the event's organiz

University of Utah computer scientists have created a program that can take the nation's political pulse in real time. (Pixabay)

SALT LAKE CITY – Americans have learned a lot through Twitter about how Donald Trump feels about some people, but how do Twitter users feel about Donald Trump? Computer scientists from the University of Utah have developed what they call sentiment analysis software that can determine how som

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