PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 

The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 

3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Archive: October 11, 2007

Seattle, WA – A new report that tracks wages and expenses for households in four Northwest states says even with Washington's higher minimum wage, many families still struggle to cover the basics. The Northwest Federation of Communities says parents need to earn between $17 and $30 an hour, de ...Read More

Portland, OR – Big tobacco is spending big bucks to stop Oregon's Measure 50, and setting a record in the process. A new analysis from Democracy Reform Oregon shows two tobacco companies have poured more than $9 million into campaigns to defeat the children's health care initiative, funding fo ...Read More

Fargo, N.D. – It's the third leading cause of death in North Dakota, but you can help improve your odds, according to new research. Two studies released this week find that people who have had minor strokes run a greater risk of having a debilitating major stroke within a month. However, it's ...Read More

Las Vegas, NV – Every pull of a slot machine handle could mean more money in Nevada classrooms. The Nevada State Education Association is pushing for an initiative that would add an additional three percent tax on the gaming revenue of the state's largest casinos. The money generated would go ...Read More

Charleston, WV – The social workers who protect kids in West Virginia have more work than they can handle, and that means many children and families may not be getting the help they need. Dennis Sutton with the Children's Home Society of West Virginia says there's a shortage of child protectio ...Read More

Columbus, OH – Supporters of children's health insurance coverage have kicked off a special effort to show appreciation for the majority of Ohio's Congressional delegation, which showed bipartisan support in voting for the renewal and expansion of the "S-CHIP" program to cover more kids, in Oh ...Read More

Nashville, TN – The challenge for Tennessee is to find a way to make up for a $270 million loss, and preventive health care may be the key. The money is missing from the federal government's approval of TennCare this week, and it would have been used primarily to cover hospital costs for Tenne ...Read More

Sioux Falls SD – Despite the failure of a ballot measure last year, and legislation this year, that would have banned most abortions in South Dakota, there are continuing rumblings that the issue could be back for another debate -- which has some frustrated South Dakotans taking to the streets ...Read More

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