PNS Daily Newscast - July 3, 2020 

Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 

Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Archive: February 27, 2007

Hundreds of Coloradans from across the state gathered at the capitol Monday to call attention to what they say is a health care crisis in Colorado. They asked lawmakers to expand access and increase affordability of health care. Denise de Percin, with the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, says ...Read More

A federal bill to reform the Endangered Species Act is inspiring some in Massachusetts to seek a similar law in the Commonwealth. One portion of the bill would give tax incentives to land owners who protect species on their property. Bart Semcer, D.C. representative for the Sierra Club, says tax ...Read More

Governor Culver has a little more than two weeks to make an important decision about the environmental direction of the state. Four of the nine members of the Iowa Environmental Protection Committee, the state's chief environmental rule-making body, must either be reappointed or replaced by March 1 ...Read More

Legislation under consideration in St. Paul would establish a "Good Faith" law in Minnesota, requiring insurance companies to pay legitimate claims in full, rather than offering less, delaying a payment, or going to court. Tim Adams, with the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, says the regulatio ...Read More

$13 million in federal minority AIDS funding will not be coming to New York charities as expected this week. Instead, the money will be delayed until at least fall, while many wonder if this delay is actually a permanent cut. Mark McLaurin, with the New York State Black Gay Network, says the delay ...Read More

Members of Idaho's state retirement plan are telling their fund managers today they want to divest ownership in companies that support a government-sponsored genocide in Darfur, Sudan. Members of the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) will hold a rally today at PERSI headquarters, d ...Read More

The debate over whether "intelligent design" belongs in public school science classes is coming to Idaho. Vic Walczak, a Pittsburgh attorney who won a case in Pennsylvania challenging the teaching of intelligent design as science, will debate Bryan Fischer, with the Idaho Values Alliance, which supp ...Read More

At the start of Oregon's spring fishing season, Oregon's Department of Fish and Wildlife is warning against eating some local fish, particularly those caught in the Willamette River, due to high levels of toxins. Fishing guide Bob Rees says the reason for the pollution is a loophole in state clean ...Read More

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