PNS Daily Newscast - April 7, 2020 

Wisconsin holds its presidential primary today, despite late action by the governor to try to postpone it. And public assistance programs are overhauled in response to COVID-19.

2020Talks - April 7, 2020 

Today's the Wisconsin primary, although Democratic Gov. Tony Evers tried to delay by executive order. A conservative majority on the state Supreme Court blocked the delay, after the Republican Legislature previously stymied similar efforts.

Archive: October 19, 2007

Albany, NY — The New York Assembly still scores the "greenest," but a new environmental scorecard also finds a far more environmentally friendly State Senate. The scorecard is issued each year in an effort to help voters learn more about how their lawmakers stand on environmental issues. Rob ...Read More

Oakland, CA - More than 100 parents from different Bay Area school districts are meeting this weekend to discuss why African American and Latino students are scoring lower than other races on the state's standardized tests. Michelle Matos, with the Parent Leadership Action Network (PLAN), says paren ...Read More

Oakland, CA - Starting today, Northern California immigrant and community organizations are launching a nationwide boycott against Western Union. Viviana Rennella with the Transnational Institute for Grassroots Research and Action (TIGRA) says many immigrants send as much as 30 percent of their wage ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – Decades ago, a river in Cleveland, Ohio, was so polluted that it actually caught fire. The public outrage over that incident was the inspiration for the federal Clean Water Act, which was passed 35 years ago this week. Niela Seaman with the Iowa Sierra Club says before the Act ...Read More

Fargo, ND – North Dakota Senator Kent Conrad, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, has announced a deal to move the Senate's version of the new U.S. Farm Bill out of committee next week. However, the agreement includes a farm payment limitation that Chuck Hassebrook, with the Center f ...Read More

Portland, OR – Supporters of the plan to expand health insurance coverage to millions more uninsured children, in Oregon and around the nation, say the fight isn't over. They fell just 13 votes shy of overriding President Bush's veto of the bill on Thursday. Democratic leaders say they'll be s ...Read More

Lyons, NE – The Midwestern farm advocacy group Center for Rural Affairs is expressing disappointment with a negotiated payment limits provision in the Senate version of the new U.S. Farm Bill. Executive Director Chuck Hassebrook says it fails to close loopholes allowing mega-farms to receive l ...Read More

Polson, MT – The City of Polson has signed an agreement with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes about coordinated policing on the Flathead Indian Reservation that will mean more police protection. Tribes Chairman James Steele, Jr. says it's also an example of how to iron out policing ...Read More

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