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: May 14, 2008

Lakewood, WA - The leadership of a large Washington community college district is on the line today in Pierce County, whose seat is at Tacoma. The tenured faculty members at Pierce College have voted "no confidence" in their chancellor, Dr. Michelle Johnson, who has been on the job for three years. ...Read More

St. Paul, MN – The long-awaited national farm bill is scheduled for a final vote in Congress today. The $300 billion measure covers a lot of ground, but most of the spending goes for food and nutrition programs. Colleen Moriarty with Hunger Solutions Minnesota says those programs are critica ...Read More

Des Moines IA – Aftereffects continue to be felt from this week's immigration raid at the Agriprocessors packing plant in Postville, the largest such workplace raid in U.S. history, with almost 400 people arrested. Amalia Anderson is with the Main Street Project, a grassroots policy and organ ...Read More

Washington D.C. – After months of wrangling and deadline extensions, the 2008 national farm bill is slated for a vote today in Congress. The bill has faced constant veto threats from the White House over the cost, but Tom Buis, president of the National Farmers Union, says more than 500 groups ...Read More

Harrisburg, PA – Plans for so-called "high stakes" testing to determine high school graduation in Pennsylvania aren't making the grade with education groups, parent organizations, or those that represent Pennsylvania students with disabilities. Backers say the high school exit exams would ho ...Read More

St. Paul, MN – Minnesota kids are losing ground against poverty. That's the conclusion of a new report, the Kids Count Data Book, and Andi Egbert with the Children's Defense Fund of Minnesota says it shows they're starting life at a disadvantage. "Child poverty in our state is the highest of ...Read More

New York, NY - Border Patrol agents are now conducting ID checks aboard Greyhound buses and Amtrak trains, and there are charges that some New Yorkers are being stopped and questioned because of the color of their skins or their countries of origin. Maria Muentes with Families for Freedom calls it ...Read More

Madison, WI – A vote is expected today in the Wisconsin legislature on the Great Lakes Compact, a multi-state agreement, long in the works, to protect the waters in the Great Lakes Basin. Anne Sayers with the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters says the plan gives strong protections to t ...Read More

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