PNS Daily Newscast - May 28, 2020 

A grim milestone as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 100,000; and 'housing justice' advocates fear folks who lost their jobs could lose their homes.

2020Talks - May 28, 2020 

Former VP Joe Biden condemns recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as yet another deadly encounter between police and an unarmed Black man. He did so before a virtual talk with PA Gov. Tom Wolf, ahead of next Tuesday's eight primaries.

Archive: April 2, 2007

Helena, MT - The state needs to step in and play doctor. That's what folks rallying at the capital today say about the health insurance crisis for kids. State Rep. Mary Caferro says too many children are in families that can't afford employer-based coverage, even if it's available, and earn too muc ...Read More

Denver - No new taxes and more money for Colorado schools. It's all part of the governor's plan to improve public education across the state by freezing falling property tax rates. Dr. Dan Patterson is the superintendent of Fort Morgan schools. He says keeping the much-needed funds would allow chil ...Read More

Sioux Falls, SD - Following his wife's death from lung cancer at age 46, Rick Stoddard hit the road to educate youth about the dangers of cigarette smoking. He has spoken to more than 900,000 students across the nation, and this week, he's bringing his message to South Dakota teens. He says his ...Read More

Ann Arbor, MI - A group promoting Great Lakes conservation, water quality and wildlife says Minnesota has a huge stake in the farm bill now being written, and will have a big say. Gildo Tori with Ducks Unlimited says the Wetlands Reserve Program is a top priority. "This program helps farmers, and, ...Read More

Las Vegas, NV - Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle say they want to stub out some of the nation's most preventable health problems, that is those related to smoking. A bi-partisan bill is being considered in Congress that would give the FDA the power to regulate tobacco. Christopher Roller with ...Read More

Santa Fe, NM - The controversial domestic partnership bill died again this weekend after being brought back to life for a special session. The legislature adjourned the session without any action from the Senate on the bill. Peter Simonson with the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico says ...Read More

New York, NY - The hundreds of protestors on Wall Street last week were there as part of the battle against HIV and AIDS, and organizers say providing health care for everyone would be a big part of the solution. Eric Sawyer with ACT UP New York says the patchwork health care system isn't helping ...Read More

Boise, ID - Idaho kids still don't rank higher than dogs when it comes to state oversight of the child care industry. Dog groomers face more requirements and oversight than child care providers. Legislators went home without setting basic health and safety requirements for licensing, and some legis ...Read More

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