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: December 5, 2008

Lansing, MI - Proponents of stiffer penalties for hate crimes have less than two weeks to convince Michigan's state senators to approve them. Legislation passed by the House and sent to the Senate expands the current definition of bias crimes to include sexual orientation, disability, and gender ide ...Read More

Minnesota's $5.2-billion budget shortfall means deep cuts are ahead. But, the fix should also include a balance of new revenues, according to the union representing 43,000 state government employees. Elliot Seide, president of the Association of Federal State, County and Municipal Employees Council ...Read More

Harrisburg, PA - Hundreds of people will gather in Pennsylvania's capital this weekend to work toward a single-payer health care system. They say it would save lives and the economy, adding Pennsylvania's innovation would serve as a model for a national health care solution. The group, Health Ca ...Read More

Sweet Home, OR – Some of Oregon's smaller, rural schools are wondering how they'll keep students trim, if they have to trim their physical education budgets. In 2007, the Oregon Legislature mandated minimum amounts of physical activity for kids in grades K-8. As part of the effort to fight c ...Read More

Seattle, WA - The State of Washington, and many individual households, are working hard to improve their energy efficiency - and they'd probably like to think the federal government is doing the same. In fact, federal law requires federal agencies to buy the most energy-efficient appliances and fix ...Read More

Phoenix, AZ – Arizona is growing less-healthy as more Arizonans report they are smoking than last year, and more than a quarter are now classified as obese. The significant negative indicators for future health are presented in a new report from the United Health Foundation, which ranks the st ...Read More

Albany, NY — New York Gov. David Paterson could be on a collision course with the State Board of Regents regarding funding for public schools. Gov. Paterson will lay out his vision for the state's 2009 budget next week, which most expect will include major cuts in education. This, despite the ...Read More

Concord, MA – An extra-chilly swim is in the weekend plans for about 100 Bay Staters, who will be taking a "polar bear plunge" in Walden Pond. It's one of hundreds of such events around the world to draw attention to climate change. While the water temperature will be in the mid-30s, Roger S ...Read More

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