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.

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Massachusetts toxics watchdogs say the latest Fisher Price toxic toy recall isn't an isolated incident. They're pushing a bill that would force manufacturers to replace toxic chemicals with safer alternatives. Yesterday, Fisher Price announced the recall of one million of its toys, citing paint wi ...Read More

The idea of making South Dakota smoke-free is catching on. South Dakota Tobacco Free Kids Network Project Director Jennifer Stalley says they've been sharing the message "It's time for a Smoke-free South Dakota" at events all summer by circulating banners and gathering signatures. "Those banners ar ...Read More

That soda can, plastic laundry jug, glass pickle jar or morning newspaper you put into the recycling bin today will soon come back to you as a brand new product. Amy Horst with Metro Waste Authority says reusing what can be reused makes economic sense. "It takes 95 percent less energy to make a new ...Read More

Children's advocates are applauding this week's U.S. House vote to renew and expand a program that provides health insurance for millions of kids. Jim Koppel with the Minnesota Children's Defense Fund says it would cover an additional six million kids nationally, and have implications here. "This w ...Read More

Congressman Kucinich's office in Keene can expect a visit from health care voters today. Representatives of New Hampshire for Health Care are presenting overdue notices to campaigns that have not released prescriptions for universal health care coverage, and delivering thank you notes to the campaig ...Read More

You can't spell respect without E-S-P, as in educational support professional. That's the message today as more than 1,000 ESPs gather in Memphis to celebrate the first-in-the-state ESP contract. National Education AssociationPresident Reg Weaver says teacher's assistants, nurses, computer techs, an ...Read More

More can be done, and it can be done better. That's the bottom line in a list of recommendations delivered to Gov. Kaine's Commission on Sexual Violence this week. The report suggests consistent standards for help given by law enforcement, hospitals and crisis centers. Kristine Hall with the Virgin ...Read More

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