PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 

Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

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: 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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