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: June 30, 2008

In the wake of last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gun rights, Californians have until midnight tonight to submit comments on a proposal to allow loaded guns in national parks. The National Parks Conservation Association opposes the plan, arguing that a current rule requiring guns to be unloade ...Read More

A national environmental law firm plans to sue the federal government over what it calls a failure to enforce the Clean Air Act and reduce haze and other air pollution in national parks. The suit, brought by Earth Justice on behalf of two groups, Environmental Defense and the National Parks Conserva ...Read More

Sacramento, CA – As firefighters continue to mount a heroic effort against raging wildfires, California residents are being urged to take action to protect their homes. Rich Fairbanks, fire specialist with The Wilderness Society, says homeowners need not feel helpless, even while catastrophic ...Read More

Washington, D.C. – By year's end, Congress will be considering designating 12 more "untrammeled" areas of America as wilderness. If this unusual bipartisan effort stays on course, North Dakotans will have more wilderness to visit. Mike Matz, executive director of the Campaign for America's ...Read More

Nashville, TN – This year's state budget shortfall means across-the-board cuts to vital services and programs for people with disabilities. For those whose disabilities are mental, that means fewer services, fewer people receiving help and layoffs among care providers. Advocates are concerned ...Read More

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week on the right of citizens to have guns, but the debate continues today on the issue of guns in national parks. Today is the final day for public comment on a proposal that would allow loaded, concealed weapons in the parks. The Nationa ...Read More

Albany, NY — Homeowners and businesses all across New York now have the legal right and even some incentives to generate their own electricity and run their utility meters backwards. A new bill passed in Albany earlier this month expands "net metering," which allows electric customers who prod ...Read More

Cuba City, WI – It's an organic "field day" for Wisconsin farmers. The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service is inviting those interested in making the switch to organic production to visit Keith Wilson's Cuba City farm tomorrow. Wilson says when he first started farming and plan ...Read More

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