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 8, 2008

Sioux Falls, SD – South Dakota workers are strong on productivity, but weak on income growth on their jobs. That's the conclusion of a new national report, the "State of Working America 2008/2009," released by the Economic Policy Institute, that features results by state. Mark Anderson, presi ...Read More

Denver, CO - The federal government claims to be hamstrung over deadly safety problems with Simplicity brand bassinets. A design flaw has been blamed for the strangulation deaths of some infants, but the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says it can't issue a recall of the products. The ...Read More

The U.S. is losing 18 soldiers a day - on a different battleground than those in Iraq or Afghanistan. This is "National Suicide Prevention Week," and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says 18 people who have served the country take their lives every day. A study of male veterans shows their su ...Read More

Washington, D.C. - Iraqi lawmakers head back to work this week, and one of their tasks will to be to ratify a still-unfinished security agreement with the U.S. that lays out future plans for American troops in Iraq. But Pennsylvania-based American Friends Service Committee has released a translation ...Read More

It's National Suicide Prevention Week - which brings special significance for Iraq war veterans. One study shows male Iraq veterans are twice as likely to take their lives as non-veterans. And the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 18 veterans commit suicide each day. Comments from C ...Read More

Phoenix, AZ – It's not just poor families who are being hit squarely in their wallets and pocketbooks by rising food prices. In a recent Wall Street Journal survey, 75 percent of families say they've started limiting the number of shopping trips they make each week, as a way to save on their g ...Read More

Great Falls, MT – Montana farmers and ranchers plan to bend some Congressional ears in Washington, D.C., this week. More than a dozen are there today, as part of a National Farmers Union "Fly-In" event. Chris Christiaens with the Montana Farmers Union says, the goal of the Fly-In is to emphas ...Read More

Columbus, OH - With higher energy costs, greater need for assistance, and less funding - it could be a very bitter winter for many Ohioans. Energy advocates are asking Congress to find new funding to help families, whose numbers are growing - in Ohio and across the country. Home heating bills are e ...Read More

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