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PNS Daily Newscast - August 3, 2020 

Negotiations to resume today on a COVID-19 relief package; advocates brace for surge in homeless Americans.

2020Talks - August 3, 2020 

Concerns about U.S. Postal Service delays and voter intimidation from voting rights advocates. Plus, Joe Biden calls for emergency housing legislation.

Archive: January 15, 2008

Helena, MT – Montana's "Wild West" history is being scrutinized today, as local leaders meet to detail the need to update the federal 1872 mining law that covers public land in Montana. Stan Frasier with the Montana Wildlife Federation says Big Sky Country is all too familiar with the pollut ...Read More

Denver, CO - As the General Assembly gets underway this month, Colorado's leading lawmakers agree it's important to make sure all kids in the state have health insurance. Both the Speaker of the House and Senate President began the session last week by calling for more coverage for kids. A roadmap ...Read More

Richmond, VA - Out of the pews and into the halls of power. Voters from churches across the state are converging on Richmond today for the annual "Day for All People" event, sponsored by the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy. This year's goals include persuading the General Assembly to ca ...Read More

Charleston, WV – Parents of children with behavioral or mental health disorders face a lot of obstacles, and one of the most daunting can be getting the services they need in school. A new statewide program aims to make things easier for those parents and their children. It's called "FAST," wh ...Read More

Bismarck, ND – Taxes and spending are the subject of petition drives in North Dakota, with supporters looking to put two measures on the November ballot. One would reduce corporate and individual tax rates, while the other would restrict government spending increases. Linda Wurtz with AARP N ...Read More

St. Paul, MN – Congress gets back to work today after its holiday break. At the top of the agenda is a long overdue Farm Bill. The House and Senate have different versions of the $286 billion plan and need to find common ground. Doug Peterson with the Minnesota Farmers Union says lawmakers n ...Read More

Seattle, WA – Gov. Gregoire is asking the Legislature to put some muscle behind the state's campaign to kick our fossil fuel addiction. She has unveiled a "Climate Action and Green Jobs" bill that would adopt clear limits on global warming pollution. It also would accelerate investment in clea ...Read More

Ann Arbor, MI – Wading into presidential politics in today's primary means wading into the Great Lakes debate in Michigan. Republican candidate John McCain has signed a pledge to work on the Great Lakes Restoration Act stalled in Congress, and his GOP opponent Mitt Romney also is promising to ...Read More

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