PNS Daily Newscast - April 8, 2020 

COVID-19 prompts a car insurance break for some drivers. Also, a push for postal banking, and for grocery workers to be treated as first responders.

2020Talks - April 8, 2020 

Wisconsin held its primary yesterday in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic. But a shortage of poll workers led to just five polling stations in Milwaukee instead of the usual 180.

Archive: April 23, 2007

Helena, MT - A rapid response may be the prescription Montana needs when it comes to whirling disease - the invasive parasite that has decimated prized trout runs in the state in recent years. Since the parasite crosses borders, a national plan to address the invasion is what Montana fishing and wi ...Read More

Denver - Save it for a rainy day. That's what a bill being heard in the Senate Finance Committee this week would do with over $70 million of next year's state budget. The money would bolster the general fund reserve, which is currently just 4 percent of the entire budget. State Treasurer Cary Kenn ...Read More

Washington, D.C. - Invasive aquatic species aren't just a problem along the coasts, they're in all 50 states, including Colorado. Over 100 conservation and sporting groups are asking Congress to strengthen a bill to prevent destructive species from being introduced and spreading through important ...Read More

Yankton, SD - Congress will be holding hearings into a controversial new postal rate plan that gives large media companies a price break. The plan suggested by New York based Time Warner would lock in cheaper postal rates for the bigger companies, while significantly increasing rates as much as 30 ...Read More

Carroll, IA - The Des Moines Area Community College campus at Carroll is offering a unique sociology course for students. Instead of being cooped up in a classroom all day, instructor Mark Maggio gives his students a direct understanding of today's most pressing social problems. “We try to p ...Read More

Lyons, NE - "Specialty crops" are a growing part of Minnesota's economy, and a Midwest agriculture think tank says the federal "Value-Added Producer Grant" program can help producers get their product to market. Mike Heavrin with the Center for Rural Affairs says it's designed to provide jobs and ...Read More

Las Vegas, NV - If you are one of the more than 17 percent of Nevadans without health insurance, this week is dedicated to helping you. Today kicks off “Covering the Uninsured Week,” and Mark Jolley with Health Access America says that means reaching out to more than 420,000 adults and ...Read More

Concord, NH - Sen. John Sununu is in an unusual position this Earth Day week -- he's receiving praise for his recent actions to fight global warming. On Friday, Sununu announced that he is the lead Republican co-sponsor of the "Clean Air Planning Act of 2007," which aims to significantly reduce le ...Read More

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