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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: Consumer

Nationwide, an estimated 27 million people in the United States have lost their jobs - and therefore their health insurance - during the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin's jobless rate sits at 12% in the economic fallout caused by COVID-19. Health insurance gaps are expected, including for families with young children, and some worry they're not seeking enough help. Analysts say Wisconsin has a higher than average reliance on employer-

Various church leaders in Wisconsin are hoping to advocate for certain policy measures they say adhere more to their faith as opposed to some of the political rhetoric seen in religious activism. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Religious activism often is associated with divisive topics such as abortion, but some church leaders in Wisconsin are calling on Congress to take more action for those affected by the pandemic. Some of the stimulus money set aside by federal lawmakers has gone to churches impacte

Unions across the country say the meat processing industry should have enacted adequate worker safeguards long before the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- At least 20 meat processing plants have closed temporarily across the country, including one in Wisconsin, following the spread of COVID-19 cases at these facilities. And some say President Donald Trump was too quick to sign an order to keep all plants open during the crisis. In

In states such as Illinois and Maryland, reports have surfaced of grocery store workers dying after contracting COVID-19. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Grocery workers in Wisconsin remain on the front lines, helping people stock up during the coronavirus pandemic. But despite showing up to work every day, a trade group says these workers are doing so without a key recognition from the state. A handful of states, including neigh

In Wisconsin, state health officials say more than a dozen people are being monitored for coronavirus. There has been at least one positive test in the state. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin health officials are monitoring more than a dozen more residents for coronavirus. They also continue to urge people to wash their hands routinely to avoid contracting the virus. But for people who are homeless, that's an obvious problem. Access to running water or proper

A report from the National Association of Realtors says Wisconsin has one of the lowest rates in the nation when it comes to black home ownership. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Like many other northern states, Wisconsin has an low rate of home ownership among its black residents, according to the latest findings from the National Association of Realtors. The NAR puts Wisconsin at third-lowest in the country with a rate of only 23%. Ruben Anthony, presi

Wisconsin is projected to have a budget surplus of more than $450 million by the end of next year, but leaders are split on how to use it. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers wants state lawmakers to meet in special session Tuesday to discuss spending surplus money on education. But it appears GOP leaders won't go along with the idea. Last week, the Democratic governor announced a plan to spend $250 million of the state's pr

In addition to the Midwest and East Coast, the rusty patched bumble bee was also common in many parts of Canada. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

MADISON, Wis. -- A certain kind of bumble bee that once thrived in the Midwest and along the East Coast is now endangered, and federal officials are moving forward with plans to reverse the population decline of the insect. The rusty patched bumble bee was added to the federal Endangered Species L

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