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: July 5, 2007

The Angora Fire at Lake Tahoe is contained, but the "fire blame game" is still burning out of control. Conservation groups and local officials are bearing the brunt of the criticism. Barbara Boyle with the Sierra Club says the fact is that those are precisely the people who have been working for ten ...Read More

Hot spots of the world get a lot of attention for humanitarian help, like Sudan, tsunami zones, and Gaza. But there's another emergency situation being overlooked, according to relief group Mercy Corps. Richard Jacquot of San Francisco has defied a U.S. State Department warning to stay out of the C ...Read More

From the 'No Child Left Behind' law to teacher pay and retention, South Dakota delegates had a lot to talk about at this week's national meeting of the National Education Association. Larry Lucas is the vice-president of the South Dakota Education Association and a state representative from Mission. ...Read More

Iowans don't have to travel to far off places for the long Fourth of July holiday to enjoy themselves. Thom Guzman with the Downtown Resource Center says thanks to historic preservation projects and development, there are downtown areas throughout the state that have become thriving places where pe ...Read More

The U.S. Farm Bill is getting attention in Minnesota and not just in rural areas. Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, back in his district for the holiday break, says his urban constituents are telling him the next farm bill should promote conservation, boost nutrition programs, support family farm ...Read More

There will be some sweet and sour thanks for Nevada's U.S. senators today, depending on where they stood on the heated issue of immigration reform. Ireri Rivas with the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada says members of the faith community and immigrant families will gather at the federal bui ...Read More

The check is in the mail. Congress has OK'd more than eight million dollars for Idaho farmers and ranchers using industry practices that are good for clean water, soil quality and natural habitat. Traci Bruckner with the Center for Rural Affairs says the cash goes to those working the land in a wa ...Read More

Ohio's Congressional delegation has the week off for the Independence Day holiday, and when they go back to work on Monday, they'll face an issue with implications for the state's budget. Congress is negotiating a new version of the Children's Health Insurance Program, called "S-CHIP," and Bill Ben ...Read More

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