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 8, 2007

Reports of a confirmed new case of mad cow disease in Canada have a Montana farm group renewing its effort to push for a country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law for beef. This is the ninth Canadian case of mad cow disease, forcing 8,000 animals to be quarantined on several farms and ranches. Ranche ...Read More

New statistics about Colorado's high rate of homelessness show families with children face their predicament for two primary reasons: domestic violence and the cost of utilities. The yearly Statewide Homeless Count reports 58 percent of homeless families cite violence and abuse in the home as the nu ...Read More

A Fairfield dairy farmer hopes his appearance before the Senate Agribultural Committee yesterday will convince lawmakers to expand research into organic farming through the 2007 Farm Bill. Francis Thicke testified before the panel, chaired by Senator Tom Harkin, arguing there is plenty of room for ...Read More

State lawmakers will consider legislation today designed to help Minnesota families pay for child care. The House of Representative's Early Childhood Learning Finance Committee takes up debate this afternoon. Representative Nora Slawik, the bill's author, says it uses a fee based on income to ensu ...Read More

A Midwest rural advocacy group says the farm bill being written in Washington offers a great opportunity to give outstate Minnesota an economic boost. Chuck Hassebrook, with the Center for Rural Affairs, says a plan under consideration would provide loans and training to jumpstart the economy. "It ...Read More

A Nevada public interest group is calling for Gov. Jim Gibbons to fill in the blanks on the amended financial disclosure form he filed Tuesday with the Secretary of State. The governor did not include information about gifts he received for his legal defense, arguing the money was donated for privat ...Read More

A series of forums around New Hampshire are asking lawmakers to re-examine "The Pledge;" their promise to oppose new sales or income taxes. The New Hampshire Council of Churches and the Granite State Fair Tax Coalition say the commitment politicians made to hold the line on taxes has led to an ove ...Read More

Idaho's legislature will debate a plan today to bring a controversial new industry to the state. Lawmakers are considering sending a statement, known as a memorial, to the federal government that Idaho supports designating the Idaho National Laboratory as a site for preprocessing spent nuclear fuel ...Read More

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