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: March 1, 2007

Small towns across Colorado and the rest of the country have been struggling economically for years. Rural analysts say as Congress debates what to do with the 2007 Farm Bill, it could be the last opportunity to turn rural America around. Chuck Hassebrook with the Center for Rural Affairs says farm ...Read More

The National Farmers Union has joined in a bi-partisan effort with Congress and 200 other farm and consumer groups to move up the implementation date for Country of Origin Labeling. In a letter to the Congressional leadership, chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Ag Committees, the ...Read More

The state's largest yearly food drive gets underway today. Minnesota's "March Food Drive," is designed to stock over 260 food shelves across the state. Spokeswoman Sue Kainz with Minnesota FoodShare says it's a big deal this year, because food shelf use is at a record high. "What we do is set a ...Read More

A new study released today examines Governor Spitzer's education reform package. Senior economist Trudi Renwick, of the non-partisan Fiscal Policy Institute, says the analysis looks at school aid in each Senate district. "Every single Senate district has winners in this school aid proposal. Ever ...Read More

Three new reports show Oregon's over-50 population is becoming the workforce of the future by not retiring. Instead, they're being re-hired by employers, or going back to school for more training. Report contributor Joyce DeMonnin with AARP Oregon says employers will rely more and more on older wor ...Read More

A religious leader has pleaded "guilty" to trespassing in U.S. Representative Capito's Charleston office, after spending 10 hours in her office waiting room waiting for information on Iraq that was never forthcoming. The Rev. Jim Lewis with the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia says his "trespassi ...Read More

Millions of working Americans are hovering above the poverty line, and 16 million are living in deep poverty -- the highest level in 32 years, according to the latest U.S. Census figures from 2005. America's middle class has been steadily shrinking over the past 20 years, according to the Brookings ...Read More

It's Dr. Seuss' birthday Friday and, to mark the event, schools are celebrating "Read Across America." Stan Johnson, head of teacher's union WEAC, says schools around the state will bring in athletes, business leaders, and community members as special guest readers - to have a little fun while send ...Read More

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