PNS Daily Newscast - April 7, 2020 

Wisconsin holds its presidential primary today, despite late action by the governor to try to postpone it. And public assistance programs are overhauled in response to COVID-19.

2020Talks - April 7, 2020 

Today's the Wisconsin primary, although Democratic Gov. Tony Evers tried to delay by executive order. A conservative majority on the state Supreme Court blocked the delay, after the Republican Legislature previously stymied similar efforts.

Archive: February 8, 2008

Pierre, SD – South Dakota labor groups say a foreign guest worker program is being abused in the 'Mount Rushmore State.' The H2B visa was intended to help American companies temporarily fill jobs with immigrant workers during special circumstances such as a shortage of local labor. However, M ...Read More

Pinedale, WY – Wyoming's winter sporting scene turns golden this weekend as the Wyoming Senior Winter Games kicks off. The competition is open to all in their "golden years," ages 50 and up. Games spokesman Ken Konicek says the goal of the games is to encourage people 50 and older to stay ac ...Read More

Springfield, IL – Education funding, health care and balancing the state budget are the three public policy problems Illinois residents care about most, according to a recent poll by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. At the bottom of the list is civil litigation reform. Illinois Trial Lawyers Ass ...Read More

Santa Fe, NM - Trying to keep the rivers flowing without glowing is the goal of a number of groups and individuals that filed an environmental lawsuit against Los Alamos National Laboratories Thursday in Santa Fe. The labs are one of the United States' main sites for research on nuclear weapons. M ...Read More

Olympia, WA – A U.S. Senate Committee has been "digging" for ways to update the nation's hard-rock mining law. And with more than 2,200 mining claims in Washington, conservation groups say an update is past due. Those advocating changes argue the current law, which has been in place since 1872 ...Read More

Hempstead, NY - Governor Eliot Spitzer is visiting Long Island today on a special mission to terminate "special districts." Public advocates say those tax districts are a boondoggle for bureaucrats, and a losing proposition for local taxpayers, after decades of perks, patronage and nepotism. Lisa ...Read More

Minneapolis, MN – An environmental watchdog coalition wants to eliminate the use of what they say is a dangerous chemical, bisphenol-A, in the manufacturing process of food and beverage containers. Lindsay Dahl with Minnesota-based Healthy Legacy says the substance is used in a variety of pr ...Read More

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