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PNS Daily Newscast - April 10, 2020 


The week ends with the story that has dominated the news for a month now, including the impact of COVID-19 on domestic violence, child abuse and more.

2020Talks - April 10, 2020 


Today's the deadline for ballots to be returned to the Alaska Democratic Party office in Anchorage. They're using using vote-by-mail to try and expand the electorate -- but the system alone does have some limitations.

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Legislators will be getting free hair cuts today. Their hair samples are being collected to be tested for mercury. Erin Thompson with Women's Voices for the Earth says legislators will also answer some questions about their health since mercury is connected to nervous system disorders and other pr ...Read More

As this session of the Iowa legislature and Congress gets fully underway, this may be the best opportunity in years for real economic development in rural Iowa. With both the Iowa legislature and Congress under new management, Dan Owens with the Center for Rural Affairs says this a ripe opportunit ...Read More

A bill designed to provide all Minnesota kids access to affordable, quality health care faces a major test today before a legislative committee. Minnesota Children's Defense Fund spokeswoman Carole Specktor says good health is an essential building block for a successful life, and the "Children's H ...Read More

New Mexico kids are the least likely to succeed, according to a recent study from the non-profit Editorial Projects in Education Research Center. Rodrigo Rodriguez with the Southwest Organizing Project claims the report shows that tax breaks for wealthy New Mexicans and large corporations come at th ...Read More

Senior advocates say the "Golden Years" have been tarnished in Oregon, thanks to years of budget cuts in the safety net. Despite cuts to long-term care and other support services that help seniors remain independent and productive, seniors and people with disabilities may see signs of improvement. ...Read More

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