PNS Daily Newscast - May 28, 2020 

A grim milestone as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 100,000; and 'housing justice' advocates fear folks who lost their jobs could lose their homes.

2020Talks - May 28, 2020 

Former VP Joe Biden condemns recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as yet another deadly encounter between police and an unarmed Black man. He did so before a virtual talk with PA Gov. Tom Wolf, ahead of next Tuesday's eight primaries.

Archive: December 19, 2008

Sioux Falls, SD - A new study to chew on - South Dakotans have been putting on the pounds. The 2008 America's Health Rankings report shows that South Dakota has gone from being the 13th "least obese" state in 1990, to 27th place this year. Mary Michaels with the American Heart Association in South D ...Read More

Chicago, Illinois - Good tidings and cheer are not the only things in abundance during the holiday season. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that Americans produce an extra 25,000,000 tons of waste between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Jennifer Hensley, a grassroots coordinator ...Read More

Nashville, TN – The idea of an amendment to the state constitution to ban an income tax in Tennessee is being circulated by some anti-tax state lawmakers - at a time when the state treasury is coming up one billion dollars short. The proposal doesn't make sense, according to Brian Paddock with ...Read More

New York, NY — Hate crimes against Latinos are up by 40 percent in recent years, and a New York-based civil rights group says U.S. immigration policy is to blame. The group, LatinoJustice PRLDEF (Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund), filed a petition Thursday with the Inter-American ...Read More

Ann Arbor, MI - Restoring the Great Lakes is not only good for clean water initiatives, but it could lead to millions of dollars in federal aid and tens of thousands of jobs for Michigan. The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition wants Congress next year to allocate $10 billion of a proposed e ...Read More

Louisville, KY – Many home buyers and people refinancing home loans will soon have an angel looking over their shoulders. The "Homebuyer Protection Project" is underway in Jefferson County, where attorneys at the Kentucky Legal Aid Society will examine contracts and go with the home buyer to t ...Read More

Charleston, WV – They want economic recovery as soon as possible, along with new jobs. A campaign is getting underway in West Virginia to try to drum up support for a national economic rescue package. Rick Wilson is the executive director of the American Friends Service Committee's "Economic ...Read More

Olympia, WA – Even Governor Chris Gregoire says she "hates" the lean state budget she's proposing for the next two years - but she laid it out on Thursday, nonetheless. It trims spending on a wide variety of programs, including health care for 46,000 poor people. There will be less money for s ...Read More

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