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: May 7, 2007

New ID requirements for Medicaid applicants are wasting millions in taxpayer dollars and keeping thousands of Coloradoans from getting health care. That's the finding of a report released today by George Washington University. The rules were meant to keep illegal immigrants off Medicaid rolls, but ...Read More

This year's legislative session was one of the most environment-friendly ever, with over a dozen successful renewable energy bills alone. The General Assembly also passed measures protecting water quality and environmental resources in the face of increasing oil and gas development. Elise Jones w ...Read More

Massachusetts librarians are breaking out of the confines of the library walls and making their knowledge available online. Facebook, MySpace, and instant messenger are all part of the mindset of the move towards "Library 2.0." Stephen Abrams from library technology group Sirsi Dynix, spoke abo ...Read More

Two Midwest based farm groups are fanning out across the state this week to gauge public support for provisions in the farm bill that would help attract and keep young farmers and ranchers in agriculture. Traci Bruckner of the Center for Rural Affairs says it's troubling that farmers age 65 and ol ...Read More

Because Iowa has the first presidential caucus in the nation, it is also one of the first stops for the "Topsy Turvy Bus," a bright yellow school bus with another bus upside down on the top. It's the idea of Ben Cohen, co-found of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream. He's now heading up the ‘Prioritie ...Read More

One of the last items approved and funded by the Iowa legislature during this session was the Farm to School Program. The program will encourage Iowa schools to purchase locally produced and processed foods for school lunches. State Sen. Joe Bolkcom was instrumental in making this a reality. He say ...Read More

Today the U.S. Senate scheduled a vote on a plan to legalize the import of prescription drugs from other countries, beginning with Canada. Amy McDonough with the Minnesota AARP believes it makes economic and health-sense. “This is something of great interest to seniors and older Minnesotans ...Read More

The latest Minnesota Kids Count study from the Children's Defense Fund is out. Spokesman Jim Koppel says several things stand out. “One thing is a significant rise in children living in poverty in Minnesota. We've got a sharp increase in health care uninsured as well.” Koppel is most ...Read More

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