PNS Daily Newscast - April 7, 2020 

Wisconsin holds its presidential primary today, despite late action by the governor to try to postpone it. And public assistance programs are overhauled in response to COVID-19.

2020Talks - April 7, 2020 

Today's the Wisconsin primary, although Democratic Gov. Tony Evers tried to delay by executive order. A conservative majority on the state Supreme Court blocked the delay, after the Republican Legislature previously stymied similar efforts.

Archive: January 27, 2009

Madison, WI - A group advocating sustainable and organic agriculture is voicing concerns over the new Country-of-Origin Labeling law (COOL). The Agriculture Department's rule is designed to list the origin of food, but the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) says loopholes in t ...Read More

Warren, PA - New members of Pennsylvania's congressional delegation could be just what are needed to protect additional wilderness in the Allegheny National Forest, according to more than 50 researchers who are taking action. The researchers say the combination of new federal lawmakers from Pennsylv ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – A majority of the state's farmland is expected to change hands over the next 20 years due to the advanced age of many farmers. Although some may be looking to cash in and retire, Wayne Peterson, urban conservationist with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – After only one week as president, Barack Obama has already changed eight years of Bush Administration environmental policies, almost across the board. On Monday, Obama ordered a review of Environmental Protection Agency rules on allowing states to enforce stricter emissions st ...Read More

Portland, OR – Oregon families are struggling to stay afloat, and many are beginning to sink. That's the bleak picture painted by a new report from Children First for Oregon. The group's policy director, Cathy Kaufmann, says personal bankruptcies in Oregon have increased 20 percent since last ...Read More

Nashville, TN – It has been a whirlwind first week for President Obama and for national environmental policy. Mr. Obama has issued executive orders changing eight years of many Bush Administration policies. On Monday, he ordered a review of Environmental Protection Agency rules allowing states ...Read More

Boise, ID – Case dismissed. The developer of a proposed nuclear reactor in Idaho has failed in its attempt to sue an Idaho nuclear watchdog group, which opposes the plant. Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (AEHI) had claimed the Snake River Alliance "defamed" the company and attempted to drive d ...Read More

Richmond – An extra fifteen bucks to make that special day official could help ensure the safety of Virginia's future. That's the idea behind a proposed $45-increase to the marriage license fee. Arlene Vassell-Richards is the hotline manager and child and youth advocacy coordinator for the ...Read More

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