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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 

Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.

2020Talks - September 25, 2020 

Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Archive: January 13, 2009

Madison, WI - With unemployment numbers soaring, those turning to COBRA for health insurance in Wisconsin are finding it consumes most of the state unemployment benefits they receive. The COBRA law, which was passed by Congress in 1986, provides continuation of group health insurance coverage that ...Read More

Denver, CO – The New Year brings new struggles for Coloradans who are without work and, in many cases, having trouble staying fed. This week, AARP Colorado has launched a statewide food drive to help local food banks replenish their supplies after the busy holiday season. AARP decided to get ...Read More

Albany, NY – For some workers who have lost jobs, continued health insurance coverage is possible through COBRA, a federal program that allows former employees to remain on their group insurance policy as long as they can pay their own premiums. But a new study indicates that's easier said tha ...Read More

St. Paul, MN - A controversional decision pits "old" energy against "new" today (Tuesday) as the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission hears final arguments over the Big Stone II transmission line permits. At stake is whether to allow new power lines to stretch into Minnesota from the proposed Big S ...Read More

Sioux Falls, SD - Beginning today (Tuesday), AARP ramps up a national effort to solve the healthcare and financial crises, with the next phase of its "Divided We Fail" campaign. Sarah Jennings, state director of AARP South Dakota, explains in the past year, the campaign focused on raising awareness ...Read More

Detroit, MI - A large-scale, green economic plan could improve Michigan's struggling economy, make buildings more energy efficient, and create tens of thousands of jobs - but only if it becomes a reality. It's part of a plan from the Center for American Progress that includes a two-year national g ...Read More

Lyons, NE – The belief that the rural lifestyle prompts North Dakotans to stay slimmer, eat better and do harder physical labor than city dwellers appears to be just a myth. It's been debunked in a new overview of national research, by Dr. Joe Blankenau of Wayne State College and released by ...Read More

Washington, D.C. - Congress is getting a loud-and-clear message today (Tuesday) – 1.6 million messages, in fact. More than 20,000 of them are from Washingtonians, and they're being hand-delivered to make the points that Americans want affordable, quality healthcare; long-term financial securit ...Read More

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