PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 

It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 

Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Archive: March 15, 2007

For 175,000 Colorado children, going to the doctor may not be an option. Their families don't have health coverage. This week, Congress is considering helping out with a bill that would expand CHP-plus in Colorado - which provides insurance to children in low-incoming families, most of them working ...Read More

Iowa's river's streams and lakes are being inundated with runoff from hog lots and farm fields because of the sudden snowmelt. Mary Skopec with the Watershed Monitoring Section of the Department of Natural Resources warns that Iowa cities need to be testing their water for spikes in levels of bact ...Read More

A new study by the Wilder Research Foundation of homeless Minnesotans in shelters and on the streets finds the state's homeless population isn't increasing, but their health is getting worse. Mark Peterson with Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, which advocates for affordable housing, says the f ...Read More

The intended target was illegal aliens, but stricter Medicaid ID requirements seem to be forcing more U.S. citizens from Medicaid rolls, and now there is a warning that the voting booth could be next. The New York Times found it was American citizens who suffered the "largest adverse effect" from t ...Read More

Advocates for Ohio's children say there's a lot to like about Governor Strickland's first State of the State address, which some say had an unprecedented focus on children. Mary Wachtel with Voices for Ohio's Children says the governor's call for health coverage for all kids would make Ohio a natio ...Read More

Mandatory meetings, bathroom breaks taken away and thinly veiled threats of being fired-those are some of the stories workers from across Oregon brought to lawmakers on Wednesday. They say that's what happened when they tried to form unions. A House committee is considering three bills to give work ...Read More

Do you know how to avoid a scam? A new survey by AARP Washington found that most people get only half the answers right when questioned about scam tactics. Doug Shadel, state director for AARP, says the survey underscores the need for what he calls "persuasion literacy" to protect retirement nest ...Read More

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