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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 - WI: Community Issues and Volunteering

Rev. Tanya Sadagopan joined the Janesville United Church of Christ in 2015. (UCC.org)

JANESVILLE, Wis. -- Progressive Christian clergy are finding new people to connect with as the nation confronts a host of turbulent issues - including in southern Wisconsin. Rev. Tanya Sadagopan leads the Janesville United Church of Christ, which she said has a long history of activism and outreac

Nearly 480,000 Wisconsin residents are age 50 and older. AARP Wisconsin hopes members of this

MILWAUKEE - Whether by court decisions or expiring stay-at-home orders, Wisconsin residents are seeing more business restrictions ease as the pandemic continues. A leading nonprofit group hopes that, as people leave their homes more frequently, they don't forget about older loved ones and neighbors.

A community improvement grant program from AARP is trying something new in 2020 by adding a category for projects that focus on inclusion and diversity. (Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. -- Making communities more livable for people of all ages is the goal of a grant program that's looking for ideas from Wisconsin. Nonprofit groups and government agencies now can submit their applications for community-improvement grants administered by AARP. The funding is for projec

Wisconsin is considered among nearly 20 states where there's an urgent plea for people to apply for census jobs. (AARP.org)

MADISON, Wis. -- You might get a knock on your door from a census worker sometime this spring, but the bureau says it still has a lot of recruiting to do to staff those positions in states such as Wisconsin. They're hoping seniors can help fill the gap for the 2020 count. According to the U.S. Cen

Creating more livable communities means ensuring public spaces are accessible and inclusive for people of all ages. (Maria Sbytova/Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. — Several projects that will help create more welcoming communities for Wisconsinites of all ages are swinging into action. Bayfield, Beaver Dam, Berlin, Ellsworth, Greendale and Sheboygan are among the 159 communities selected for this year's AARP Community Challenge grants. T

Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Legislature is forging ahead with a series of power-stripping bills in the state Capitol. (milkmantep/Flickr) Wisconsins Republican-controlled Legislature forged ahead with passing a series of power-stripping bills in the state capitol. (milkmantep/Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. — Republicans in several states including Wisconsin are holding lame-duck sessions to block or cripple the power of their incoming rivals, but citizen-rights groups say voters are the ones being stripped of their power. Groups like One Wisconsin Now have claimed the last-minut

Madison is highlighted in a new scorecard as a city where resident involvement is high, a positive factor in overall livability. (Richard Hurd/Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin must be a pretty good place to call home, as six of its cities receive high marks on the new 2018 AARP Livability Index. Communities are rated on multiple qualify of life measures for people of all ages, and AARP’s state director, Sam Wilson, says the Badger S

A bill creating the Interagency Council on Homelessness passed the Wisconsin Legislature last session. (D.C.Atty/Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's new Interagency Council on Homelessness takes another step toward getting started today, when its first-ever director takes the reins. Michael Luckey had been a policy advisor for Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke of Kaukauna, and helped guide a number of bill

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