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 25, 2008

Casper, WY – Church members are learning how to make "God's green earth" even greener, as Wyoming's second annual "On Sacred Ground" conference begins next week in Casper. The gathering brings together church leaders and conservationists to share ideas about caring for the earth. Linda Robins ...Read More

Livingston, MT – The menu special today at 25 Montana restaurants is "fresh local food." Those eating establishments have signed a sustainability pledge, in which they commit to featuring local, fresh ingredients and foods. It's part of a program called the 2008 Montana Farm to Restaurant Conn ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – High gas prices are causing Iowa's drivers to travel less - with average mileages down by almost five percent in the city and and by even more on rural roads. Jon Bailey, director of research and analysis for the Center for Rural Affairs says drivers are combining errands t ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – Behind the scenes at the Democratic Convention in Denver this week is a series of conferences on reaching out to rural voters. Director Neil Ritchie of the League of Rural Voters is not a convention delegate, but he'll be part of the conversations about rural policy, and he ...Read More

Columbus, OH - Backers of the plan to mandate seven paid sick days per year for full-time workers in Ohio say they're disappointed that Governor Ted Strickland opposes their "Healthy Families Act" - but that won't stop them from gathering the rest of the signatures needed to get the initiative on th ...Read More

Falcon Heights, MN – The Minnesota State Fair is in full swing until Labor Day, and AARP Minnesota has taken its national "Divided We Fail" campaign to the fairgrounds to call attention to health care and social security issues. Spokeswoman Shereen Remez says the campaign focuses on what vot ...Read More

Reston, VA – Several Minnesota colleges and universities score well in a study of sustainability on campus. Julian Keniry, campus ecology director with the National Wildlife Federation, says the national survey graded schools on how well they are protecting the environment, and Minnesota is ne ...Read More

Vermillion, SD – A pilot program for at-risk children in South Dakota is getting high marks. A study of the Starting Strong pre-kindergarten program verifies that it helps children increase their learning and their chances at success in school. Dr. Gera Jacobs, an early childhood education p ...Read More

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