PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 

Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 

This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Archive: November 24, 2008

Chicago, IL – With shrinking incomes and increasing medical costs in Illinois, some say there may be no better time than now for health care reform. A recent report by Families USA finds insurance coverage and wages have declined steadily since 2000, while health care premiums for Illinois fa ...Read More

Southfield, MI - The economic downturn has some insurance companies trying to make up for losses by using hardball tactics with their customers. A new report from the American Association of Justice details ways some firms are acting: denying legitimate claims, delaying payments, and using credit sc ...Read More

St. Louis, MO - An abortion debate has ignited, as the Bush administration stands ready to put into effect a new rule that would deny funding to medical centers that require employees to participate in abortion procedures against their religious or moral beliefs. The rule could even extend to birth ...Read More

Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania's religious leaders are urging Barack Obama to remember the "golden rule." They say the president-elect has a unique opportunity to restore our country's moral compass by taking swift action to end the practice of cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment of prisoners hel ...Read More

Minneapolis, MN - As some Minnesotans look forward to Thanksgiving bounty, an increasing number go without basics. A new U.S. Department of Agriculture analysis documents a rise in hunger among households even before the the recent economic crisis. Accordingly, organizations that feed the needy are ...Read More

Seattle, WA – Washington State is allowing more working families to sign up for low-cost medical and dental insurance for their children, by raising the income limits for the state's "Apple Health for Kids" program. Beginning today, the program will include families with incomes up to 300 perc ...Read More

Stevenson, WA – Who is better able to take care of the famous Mount St. Helens volcano site-–the U.S. Forest Service or the National Park Service? A citizen's task force has spent the last year comparing the two options; its final public hearing took place last week. Whether Mount St. ...Read More

Phoenix, AZ – They like the decision to extend jobless benefits for seven more weeks, but Arizona social welfare activists say what's really needed is a New Deal-style jobs program. The advocates point to the state's pressing infrastructure needs and prospects for an extended recession. Kati ...Read More

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