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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 3, 2020 


Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - VA: Consumer

Students in the

ARLINGTON, Va. -- While many summer internships and jobs for students have been canceled because of COVID-19 shutdowns, one nonprofit has launched a six-week paid remote program that offers Washington, D.C., high school students hands-on work experience as problem-solving consultants. The Educatio

Virginia has seen a 300% increase in the use of telehealth over the last few months, according to a UnitedHealthcare spokesperson. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. - The use of telemedicine is skyrocketing during the pandemic, and a new online tool is part of the trend, helping patients pinpoint symptoms of a new coronavirus infection. UnitedHealthcare's COVID Symptom Checker is based on artificial intelligence and offers advice on next steps t

Living shorelines such as this oyster reef barrier in North Carolina protect against erosion while providing habitats for wildlife. (U.S. Marine Corps)

RICHMOND, Va. -- As rising sea levels from climate change threaten waterfront communities and wildlife, a new report from the National Wildlife Federation finds that the development of living shorelines along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts varies dramatically from state to state. Bruce Stein, chief

People considering going back to college should beware of forced arbitration and so-called

RICHMOND, Va. -- As more people explore going back to school after losing jobs in the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia is being urged to prohibit the use of enrollment contracts by some private post-secondary schools. Michael Saunders, director of military and consumer policy for Veterans Education Succ

Around 84% of Democrats and only 16% of Republicans polled approve of the Affordable Care Act, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. -- Today is the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Affordable Care Act, and health care advocates say the federal health insurance exchange is more important than ever as we face the coronavirus outbreak. Even as his administration continues to attack the law in courts, President

Virginia's General Assembly will consider launching a state-based retirement plan after a study concludes in December. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. -- A little-known bill is passing through the Virginia state Senate that aims to help more Virginians save for retirement. The Work and Save Bill was amended to be a study bill to determine if it's feasible to establish a state-based retirement system for private employers, according

More than $45 billion is locked up in security deposits in the U.S. rather than circulating in the economy, according to Virginia Del. Mark Keam of Fairfax.  (Adobe Stock)

RICHMOND, Va. - With the skyrocketing cost of housing, a Virginia lawmaker has proposed an alternative to the traditional apartment security deposit. House Bill 1333 aims to let landlords accept security deposit insurance instead of what can amount to thousands of dollars for first and last month'

About 33 percent of Virginia high school students have used e-cigarettes at some point, according to the CDC. (Adobe Stock)

RICHMOND, Va. -- Even as the Trump administration raised the age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 last month, Virginia lawmakers have introduced three bills to make it even harder for teens to access tobacco products. The bills aim to increase the state cigarette tax six fold, ban the sales of all

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