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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: February 22, 2007

State lawmakers are considering a bill to expand the definition of a hate crime. The proposal would add language to include people who are targeted because of disability or gender. The bill would also provide a new approach to punishing hate crimes. Amanda Arnold, with the Montana Human Rights Net ...Read More

Colorado will suffer economically under President Bush's proposed 2008 budget, according to a new report from the Washington D.C.-based Center on Budget Policy and Priorities. The report shows the state will lose almost $150 million in federal funding next year for a range of public services, inclu ...Read More

Developers of a planned off-shore wind farm on Nantucket Sound have begun accepting public comments on the project. Cape Wind would be the first of its kind in the U.S. and could provide enough non-polluting electricity to power three quarters of Cape Cod customers. Proposed in 2001, Cape Wind h ...Read More

Nearly 45,000 Iowans who rely on local governments for mental health and disability services may lose access to those programs if the legislature fails to act quickly, according to state officials. Since 1997, lawmakers have capped the amount of tax money counties may collect and, at the same time ...Read More

New Mexicans who rely on a wide range of public service programs stands to lose those programs under President Bush's proposed 2008 budget, according to a new report. The impact could amount to $126 million for public education, Head Start and food assistance for seniors, according to the Washingto ...Read More

For the first time since their son's death last week, the parents of a Schenectady boy with mental disabilities are speaking publicly. They will hold a press conference today to speak out against state officials who refused to hand over records, which they allege detail recurring instances of abuse ...Read More

Idaho legislators will hold a hearing on a bill today that would require licensing for most child care providers. The new law would mandate, for the first time in Idaho, criminal background checks for child care workers, as well as parental notification if a registered sex offender is on the premis ...Read More

Oregon will suffer economically under President Bush's proposed 2008 budget, according to a new report from the Washington D.C.-based Center on Budget Policy and Priorities. The report shows the state will lose $123 million in federal funding next year for a range of public services, including K-thr ...Read More

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