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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Archive: June 12, 2008

Manchester, NH - With the public school year winding down, groups from environmentalists to child health advocates are urging kids to keep active over summer vacation. The National Wildlife Federation has launched a "green hour" program designed to get kids outside and engaging with nature for at le ...Read More

Springfield, IL – More than 2,000 Illinois kids are behind bars on any given day, according to the new Kids Count Data Book released today. The report says there's a need for juvenile justice reform nationwide because too many kids are being locked up for non-violent crimes. Betsy Clark with ...Read More

First salmon, now groundfish. Salmon season on the West Coast was canceled this year, and now the future of Pacific groundfish is being debated. Today the Pacific Fisheries Management Council, one of eight regional fishery management councils, will vote on adopting an Individual Fishing Quota that ...Read More

Las Vegas, NV – A new report says the Silver State is doing little to stop insurance companies from cherry picking only the healthiest Nevadans and declining health insurance for the rest. Ron Pollock with Families U.S.A. says they looked at all 50 states to see what kind of regulations are in ...Read More

Charleston, WV – West Virginia's "redesign" of Medicaid insurance, called "Mountain Health Choices," isn't doing what it was intended to, according to a new report from FACES on Medicaid, a coalition of organizations that wants to see state health care reform. Two years after the rollout, th ...Read More

Portland, OR – Oregon could do a better job of protecting people who buy their own health insurance. That's the conclusion of a new report from Families U.S.A. The group surveyed every state's rules for how insurance companies deal with individual policyholders. In Oregon, the companies don't ...Read More

Springfield, OR – This morning, the Oregon AFL-CIO is picketing three gas stations in the Springfield area. Merlene Martin is a school employee in Cottage Grove, where she says coworkers are taking second jobs to make ends meet. She's not sure what reaction she and others will get with their p ...Read More

Vermillion, SD - Right smack dab in the middle. That's where South Dakota is ranked among other states in the latest Kids Count report. The yearly study, coordinated and supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, uses 10 indicators to measure the well-being of children. It lists South Dakota 25th o ...Read More

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