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 6, 2008

Los Angeles, CA - California immigrant groups say an international boycott of Western Union has paid off. Since September 2007, a network of 200 organizations has used the boycott to protest what its members believe are unnecessarily high fees for money transfers. The group also has challenged Weste ...Read More

Sioux Falls, SD – There is no cure for asthma, the chronic breathing condition that affects more than 18,000 kids and 45,000 adults in South Dakota, according to the American Lung Association. However, today's observance of "World Asthma Day" is an opportunity to raise public awareness of the ...Read More

Pierre, SD – Keeping salaries competitive and healthcare costs down are top priorities for state workers this week. Resolutions to improve their salaries and healthcare benefits were drafted last weekend by the South Dakota State Employees Organization, at its annual House of Delegates meeting ...Read More

Harrisburg, PA - In Pennsylvania, "Legal Aid" needs financial aid. Programs to help low-income residents navigate the legal system are getting squeezed from both sides by the foreclosure crisis. Members of the legal community believe the result is less justice for low-income Pennsylvanians. More th ...Read More

St. Paul, MN – The long-delayed U.S. Farm Bill is finally "cropping up," with final votes expected in Congress this week. While no one likes everything about the $300 billion plan, most agriculture groups have decided they can live with it. Adam Warthesen with the Land Stewardship Project says ...Read More

Boise, ID – Mind your manners, just like you mind your teachers, and say "thank you." From a simple "thanks" to a giant card, students and parents in Idaho and across the country are being encouraged to let teachers know how much they are appreciated. Today is "National Teacher Day," and Idaho ...Read More

Washington, DC - Raising grandkids isn't part of most New Yorkers' retirement plans, but it's the reality for a growing number of seniors. Some of them, grandkids in tow, are headed to the third annual "GrandRally" on Wednesday. Ed Shelleby, spokesman for the Children's Defense Fund, says one goal o ...Read More

Bismarck, ND – Many North Dakota children may be wrestling with mental health problems, but aren't getting valuable treatment because adults aren't aware of the warning signs. It's "National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week," and for Carlotta McCleary, of the North Dakota Federation of ...Read More

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