PNS Daily Newscast - July 3, 2020 

Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 

Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Archive: March 24, 2008

Traverse City, MI – Michigan teens are being encouraged to pick up a new habit over their spring break: reading every day at home. It's part of the "Read Across America" campaign, which runs through the end of the month. There's special focus on teens in light of a study by the National Endowm ...Read More

Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota's month-long March Food Drive is entering its home stretch, and organizers are hoping for a big push during the final week. Spokeswoman Sue Kainz says the goal is to raise a combination $9 million in cash and pounds of food combined to help stock hundreds of local f ...Read More

Concord, NH – It's not a tax cut, it's a "tax migration." That's what children's advocates are calling a Bush administration plan to cut $2.2 billion from the federal Medicaid program over the next four years. In New Hampshire one program facing cuts is rehabilitation services for low-income ...Read More

Taos, NM – Things could be getting "wild" in New Mexico...or staying that way, at least. Proposals to preserve the Sabinoso Wilderness near Las Vegas have been introduced in Congress, and now a number of groups are coming together to try and hammer out a plan that also will preserve a large sw ...Read More

Las Vegas, NV – Pre-kindergarten programs can make a big difference in how well a child performs in grade school and beyond, but a new study ranks Nevada dead last among states funding early childhood education programs when it comes to helping kids participate in them. Steve Barnett, directo ...Read More

Boise, ID – Water politics are running high through the Idaho Statehouse. As the legislative session enters its final days, a bill may surface to spend almost $2 million to study building new dams, and even to rebuild Teton Dam. Backers of the measure say that, with less water falling natura ...Read More

Columbus, OH – With flooding in the news over the weekend, Ohio farmers are asking Congress to help them be prepared for disasters. As the national farm bill is debated in Washington, a permanent disaster relief provision is a sticking point. A plan introduced last week would fund such relief ...Read More

Portland, OR – Gov. Ted Kulongoski has laid out his vision for health care, education and economic growth in his State of the State address. One of his priorities is building Oregon's "rainy day" fund to prepare for tough economic times. To do that, he's calling for a boost in the state's corp ...Read More

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