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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Archive: August 23, 2007

Concord, NH - The White House has dealt a blow to a state plan to get more New Hampshire kids covered by health insurance. New Hampshire intends to expand eligibility for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) to thousands more children. However, last week the Bush Administration in ...Read More

Medford, OR - It's time to set the record straight on health care reform. That's the message from organizers of a town hall meeting taking place in Medford tonight. A panel of lawmakers and health care reform advocates will discuss the newly passed "Healthy Oregon Act," which creates a framework for ...Read More

Richmond, VA - Virginia is taking a new look at the term "full faith and credit" -- with the emphasis on faith. The state's religious leaders are kicking off a campaign to cap payday loan interest rates at 36 percent. Reverend Doug Smith, of the Interfaith Center for Public Policy, says the payday l ...Read More

Health care reform has been a top goal for California this year. Plans in both the State Legislature and Congress to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) have seen bipartisan support. But a new directive from the White House seems to say, 'Expand this coverage –- and y ...Read More

Earthquakes, hurricanes, floods. It's been a busy season for natural disasters this year, and a California humanitarian group is on the front lines. Mercy Corps is standing by to assist Hurricane Dean survivors, and has just arrived in Peru, the site of last week's earthquake that displaced 80,000. ...Read More

St. Paul, MN - Some state lawmakers are asking Governor Pawlenty to call a special legislative session to provide flood relief to Southeastern Minnesota. In addition to causing at least six deaths, Senator Ann Lynch of Rochester says the floodwaters have washed out roads, destroyed bridges and swept ...Read More

Columbus, OH - Payday lending is coming under fire in Ohio, with growing calls for lawmakers to regulate the industry. Tom Allio, with the Ohio Coalition for Responsible Lending, says the lenders offer quick and easy loans, but a growing number of Ohioans consequently face rapidly escalating debt, w ...Read More

Morgantown, WV - Miners' lives are at stake, according to supporters of new proposals in Congress who are urging updates to the nation's mine safety laws. One bill would require mine owners to install communication and tracking devices to help locate trapped miners. Its proponents cite disasters su ...Read More

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