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: August 11, 2008

Olympia, WA – State government employees in Olympia will spend their lunch hours Tuesday at a rally leading into a two-day contract bargaining session. Legally, the union can't disclose the details before the negotiations begin. But Tim Welch with the Washington Federation of State Employees s ...Read More

Las Vegas, NV – The clock is ticking for an estimated 20,000 Nevadans who have paid their debts to society and have a chance to regain their right to vote, in time for the upcoming presidential election. Under a new state law, most people who have served their time for non-violent offenses can ...Read More

New York, NY – Financial relief may soon be "granted" to thousands of New Yorkers going to college. President Bush is expected soon to sign the Higher Education Opportunity Act, which expands Pell Grants, encourages schools and states to control tuition and textbook costs, and ensures that the ...Read More

Murfreesboro, TN – Tennessee's children are heading back to school, and science education is getting special attention this year as districts attempt to boost science test scores. Cynthia Jones is a fourth-grade teacher at the Discovery School in Murfreesboro. She says that, while the state' ...Read More

Portland, OR – When Oregon kids go back to school, they may have to think 'laps' instead of 'laptops.' It's been one year since the "PEAK" program was signed into law, giving Oregon schools minimum requirements for physical activity through eighth grade. PEAK is for "Physical Activity for All ...Read More

Elk Point, SD – South Dakota's Community Health Centers serve as the "family doc" for thousands who are uninsured, under-insured, or live in areas where medical care is scarce. This week's observance of "National Health Center Week" will highlight the role that such facilities play in providin ...Read More

Washington, D.C. - Fun shouldn't be hazardous to a child's health, and the President is expected to take action as soon as this week to make playtime a little safer for Virginia kids. The White House has said he'll sign a bill that bans several types of phthalates that are used as a softener in plas ...Read More

Madison, WI – The movie "Tropic Thunder" opens in Wisconsin this week, a movie that features a main character described as "retarded." Advocates for people with intellectual disabilities have let the movie studio know the term is offensive and linked to a long history of dehumanizing people wi ...Read More

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