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: May 21, 2007

Gray wolves, grizzly bears, bald eagles and peregrine falcons are the success stories being celebrated this month in Montana with a congressional designation to recognize the Endangered Species Act. It's an act that could soon see some changes with the Bush administration re-writing some of the rule ...Read More

Thousands of working families in Colorado that have trouble making ends meet, could be getting help to put food on the table. The modern Food Stamp Program turns 30 years old this week, but Nicholas Saccaro with the Care and Share Food Bank in Colorado Springs says only half of eligible families s ...Read More

The group representing state employees is developing a long-range plan to keep and attract workers. South Dakota State Employees Organization Executive Director Corey Landeen says the plan is needed because the state is facing an aging workforce and an increasing inability to compete with the priv ...Read More

While state legislators and the governor have their differences over how best to budget, they have agreed on a measure to reduce the use of toxic mercury in everyday products. Carin Skoog is with the Minnesota-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, which supported the bill. “The l ...Read More

Personal freedom and public health rights will be weighed today when the New Hampshire Senate transportation committee holds hearings on a proposed seat belt law. Opponents have long argued that the "live free or die" tradition means seat belts should remain an individual choice, but bill supporte ...Read More

One-in-six New Mexicans doesn't know where the next meal is coming from, but thousands of them could be getting help. The modern Food Stamp Program turns 30 years old this week, and Laurel Wyckoff with the New Mexico Association of Food Banks says over 40 percent of eligible families aren't signed u ...Read More

It's a power line proposal that involves 75 percent of the counties in New York and all of New Jersey, and it's drawing fire. At issue is a Department of Energy plan that uses eminent domain to take private property to create what are being called, "National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors ...Read More

The peregrine falcon, American bald eagle, grizzly bear and gray wolf are all the "poster children" for successful recovery as the Endangered Species Act is celebrated this month. But there is a less successful story getting attention, too -- endangered salmon. Bill Sedivy with Idaho Rivers United ...Read More

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