PNS Daily Newscast - April 6, 2020 

More than 3 million Americans have lost employer-based health insurance over the past two weeks; and policy analysts look to keep us healthy and financially stable.

2020Talks - April 6, 2020 

Wisconsin is planning to go ahead with primaries as usual, despite requests for a delay from the Governor, and lawsuits from voting rights advocates. There's also a judicial election, where a liberal judge is challenging the conservative incumbent.

Archive: February 18, 2008

St. Paul, MN – Congress could get the Farm Bill back on track this week. Both House and Senate have their versions, with the White House expressing concerns over cost. Minnesota Farmers Union President Doug Peterson has just returned from a visit to Washington, DC. He's optimistic that all sid ...Read More

Richmond, VA - Undocumented workers in Virginia put millions of dollars into tax coffers and billions into businesses. A new study by The Commonwealth Institute says these workers pay from $145 to $174 million each year in property, income, and excise taxes. In addition, those who are working "on th ...Read More

Albuquerque, NM - Protections for many of New Mexico's streams and wetlands have "dried up," exposing the state's waters to increased pollution threats. That's the finding of a new report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). NWF's Jim Murphy explains recent directives by the U.S. Environmen ...Read More

Olympia, WA – In the last ten years, Washington's population has jumped almost 16 percent. As cities and counties wrestle with how to manage that growth, legislation is gaining steam to help them deal with its environmental impact. Proponents of the bills say poor planning has created many of ...Read More

Charleston, WV – Children's advocates and faith groups say two proposals before state lawmakers this week could have a shocking impact -- raising the chances of child abuse and neglect. One bill would require a 50-50 custody split between parents in divorce cases, with limited exceptions; the ...Read More

Las Vegas, NV – The deadline is near for Nevadans to have their say on air quality issues for the coal-fired power plant proposed for Mesquite. But the climate appears to be changing for coal power, so to speak, when it comes to the dangerous mercury emissions of coal plants. A federal court ...Read More

Columbus, OH – A plan to protect the Great Lakes could be "watered down," under a proposal in the Ohio State Senate. Eight states are involved in the Great Lakes Compact, which is designed to keep water from being diverted from the lakes. Now, state Senate leaders have joined Wisconsin State ...Read More

Sheridan, WY – Coal bed methane production in Wyoming sometimes doesn't produce any gas, but does produce plenty of controversy because of the large volumes of water that come from the projects. A new scientific review from the Wyoming State Geological Survey shows some of that controversy cou ...Read More

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