PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 

It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 

Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Archive: December 23, 2008

Chicago, IL - In movies and advertisements, the world is picture-perfect and the holiday season is a time of happiness. However, this year's real-life social and economic pressures paint a much different picture for many in Illinois. Even when times are tough, experts say, hope can be found by reco ...Read More

Madison, WI - A major infusion of public works investment to help the economy could also be a big plus for wind power in Wisconsin. According to Rep. Jim Soletski (D-Green Bay), incoming chairman of the state Assembly Energy and Utilities Committee, preliminary work on some large-scale plans for win ...Read More

Albuquerque, NM - President-elect Obama has announced this week that he plans to create millions of new jobs over the next few years, and a coalition of conservation groups is asking that many of those jobs be "green," including plenty in New Mexico. The Sierra Club is part of the national coalitio ...Read More

Kansas City, MO - Missouri is keeping the spotlight on President-elect Barack Obama's promise to fix the health care system by building grassroots support. In the next two weeks, meetings will be held across the state to seek input on a new public insurance plan. Governor-elect Jay Nixon has also ...Read More

Bismarck, ND - When the "Disabilities Amendment Act" takes effect next month, it will include more North Dakotans under the protection of the original "Americans with Disabilities Act" (ADA). The new law means new protections for people who use hearing aids, prosthetic limbs and, in some cases, peo ...Read More

Boise, ID – For some, the "holiday blues" will be an even deeper blue as a result of this year's economic crisis. For Idaho's kids, it can make for more than a bummer of a Christmas - in fact, new research shows the negative effects can last far beyond the season. A new study shows some types ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – It's a good bet that, right now, almost every Christmas tree in every Iowa living room is surrounded by a mound of presents - but after Christmas morning, much of it will end up in trash bags. Amy Horst, spokesperson for Metro Waste Authority, poses a big, nagging annual que ...Read More

Concord, NH - A Christmas prayer for New Hampshire to end poverty comes from Children's Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman, who says it's time to raise a mighty voice to reset what she calls the greed that has led to the current economic downturn. As Edelman points out, the headlines may ...Read More

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