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: June 21, 2007

Helena, MT - Sowing the seeds of strong neighborhoods. Volunteers and school students in Helena are working on setting up community gardens in neighborhoods throughout town, and they hope to inspire other cities to do the same. Rachel Conn with AmeriCorps notes that a garden is a nice view for neigh ...Read More

Eagle Butte, SD - Today's World Peace and Prayer Day ceremony at Bear Butte in Western South Dakota is bringing nations and faiths together to honor and respect sacred sites. The Butte became the focus of a controversial decision by the Meade County Commission last year when a liquor license was ap ...Read More

Des Moines, IA - The Iraq War is costing taxpayers roughly two billion dollars a week. Three U.S. Congresswomen think the financial cost of the war and waste in the Pentagon could be better spent elsewhere, and they're bringing their message to Iowa. Peggy Huppert with Caucus for Priorities says he ...Read More

Eagan, MN. - State health officials say they're concerned about growing childhood obesity because of its short-term effects and long-term consequences, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. They say lack of exercise and bad diets have led to an epidemic of childhood obesity. Barbara Ducharme is ...Read More

Columbus, OH - The U.S. House recently passed a bill requiring states to do a better job sharing information for gun purchase background checks, and Ohio is already working to do just that. Attorney General Marc Dann says Ohio's background check database should include all people convicted of felon ...Read More

Salem, OR - Oregon lawmakers, labor leaders and others are hoping the U.S. Senate will follow Oregon's lead and pass the Employee Free Choice Act this week. State lawmakers passed a bill last week that gives workers the right to sign forms to join a union, instead of an employer controlled election ...Read More

Nashville, TN - It's up to parents to start keeping track of when kids are restrained or isolated at school, or in a treatment center, and speak up if they think their child is in danger. Holly Lu Conant Rees with the Disability Coalition on Education says it's important that someone keep tabs becau ...Read More

Vancouver, WA - In Washington, less than one-third of voters under age 30 cast ballots in the last major election compared to 59 percent of people over age 30. A new analysis of U.S. Census figures says the number of young voters who turn out for elections has increased here, and nationally, but in ...Read More

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