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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: April 17, 2007

A delegation of women is back in the U.S. after a week-long trip to the Middle East, and they're now sharing first-hand knowledge in Massachusetts. Among the 10 women were a mother and daughter from the Bay State. Linda Mason, vice chair of Mercy Corps and her daughter Farrell Mason-Brown, an 18 y ...Read More

The Iowa River is one of the most scenic in the state, but it is also one of the most endangered waterways in the nation, according to a report just out today from the American Rivers organization. Nathan Lein with the Iowa Environmental Council says many of the state's waterways face similar prob ...Read More

Federal legislation with strong union support in Minnesota appears on the fast-track to the president's desk and a likely presidential veto. Eliot Seide with AFSCME Council 5, which represents over 40,000 Minnesota workers says it strengthens protection for those who want representation. "The 'Emp ...Read More

Many Idaho families writing tax checks today are dreaming of tax cuts, but if they're average families, they can forget about it, according to a new report. The report finds the average federal tax bill in Idaho is around $2,600. Pamela Schwartz with the non-partisan National Priorities Project say ...Read More

Thirty-six thousand kids without health insurance in Tennessee is 36,000 too many, according to the Children's Defense Fund. The "All Healthy Children Act" before Congress would cover the state's uninsured children, as well as the nine million others nationwide without coverage. Children's Defense ...Read More

Bargaining rights are worth at least $226 million for West Virginia. That's according to a new report from the Institute for America's Future, which calculated the savings for each state if Medicare had permission to negotiate with medicine companies for better prices, just like the Veteran's Admin ...Read More

The TV screen could go dim for public access channels under a proposed cable TV law. Supporters say the law would bring more competition and lower prices to consumers, but critics say there is a cost -- the loss of funding for local channels that offer non-partisan coverage of political debates, go ...Read More

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