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: September 5, 2008

Cleveland, OH - It's one "pipeline" that needs to be shut off. All too often, low-income children veer off the paths to work and college and, as teens or young adults, end up in prison instead. The cycle is prevalent enough to be known as the "Cradle to Prison Pipeline." Today, community leaders an ...Read More

Nashville, TN – Keeping Tennessee kids healthy should be simple, and an effort this week to get kids signed up for the state-run "Cover Kids" program is designed to keep it that way. For children whose families don't meet the program's minimum income requirements, however, the process can beco ...Read More

Boston, MA – It's in furniture, televisions and computers - and in babies' bodies, too? The first nationwide study of chemical fire retardants in the systems of toddlers and preschoolers has found levels three times higher in their bodies, than the levels recorded in their mothers' bodies. T ...Read More

St Paul, MN – All the political speeches are finished in St. Paul, but reaction to the platform outlined by John McCain and Sarah Palin is still rolling in this week. The candidates had plenty to say about energy policy and expanding oil drilling. But Rosemary Wehnes, with the Sierra Club in M ...Read More

Sioux Falls, SD – The digital age has changed the way many people work, play and communicate - but have you considered that it may also be changing the way we sleep? New research published by the American Heart Association shows that teenagers who don't sleep well, or long enough, are at risk ...Read More

Turtle Lake, ND – Healthcare costs have been rising every years since 2000, and a new survey indicates more than half of the country's employers plan to deal with that by raising co-pay amounts for employees, and choosing health plans with higher deductible amounts next year. The annual surve ...Read More

Portland, OR – In the next two weeks, Oregonians have a shot at changing the state's healthcare system, by showing up at a series of public meetings, beginning in Portland on Monday evening. The Oregon Health Fund Board (OHFB) has just finished its draft report and posted it online. The Board ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – In the past year, health insurance premiums for Iowa workers have risen almost nine percent, and a new survey of Iowa employers indicates more than half of them predict they will be passing the rising costs on to employees. According to the "Iowa Employer Benefits Study" for ...Read More

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