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 22, 2007

Albany, NY - The battle over children's health insurance coverage didn't end last week when the U.S. House failed to override President Bush's veto of a plan to renew and expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP). Some New York healthcare advocates still want to sustain the child ...Read More

Olympia, WA – This month, Governor Chris Gregoire has stepped into the ring twice with the federal government. Washington is a party to two lawsuits against the feds. One challenges new restrictions on how states can provide healthcare for low-income children with federal funds; the other woul ...Read More

Concord, NH – The sky is apparently still the limit for payday loan interest rates. A New Hampshire House subcommittee has rejected a bill that would have placed a 36 percent interest rate cap on these short-term loans, in favor of alternatives drafted by lenders that allow rates up to 300 per ...Read More

Cleveland, OH - Ohioans who suffer from allergies and asthma have a whole new reason to dread global warming. A new report says the state could see more intense, and possibly longer, ragweed allergy seasons as a result of climate change. Report author Kim Knowlton, of the Natural Resources Defense ...Read More

Charleston, WV – With oil and gas permit applications on the rise, many West Virginia property owners are in for a rude awakening when the owners of mineral rights show up to build roads and set up wells on the land. A new group of surface landowners has formed to call for greater protections ...Read More

Portland, OR – Oregon waterways are under attack from invasive species, non-native plants and animals that could damage the state's recreation, tourism and fishing-related industries. These pests enter local waterways by hitching a ride in the ballast water of oceangoing ships, or on boats t ...Read More

Richmond, VA – The water in the Mattaponi River may be more precious than gold. The river is part of a list of more than 50 places that could be considered the nation's "most threatened" by development. A proposal to dam the Mattaponi and create a reservoir to provide water for the growing N ...Read More

While the Governor and State Legislature wrangle over who should pay for affordable healthcare, community clinics are on the front line of healthcare reform in California, providing treatment regardless of income or insurance. Dr. Elaine Batchlor with L. A. Care Health Plan says 11 Los Angeles-are ...Read More

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