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: October 1, 2009

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Back-to-school routines are mostly in place, and now it's "back to basics" to stay healthy. Schools are often referred to as breeding grounds for germs, and some Missouri school districts already have seen cases of H1N1 flu. Since a vaccine is not yet available for the virus, sa ...Read More

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - A new survey shows consumers want the government to step up its oversight of the food we eat. The Pew-commissioned poll of 1,000 people nationwide shows consumers are concerned about the safety of foods imported from other countries and the infrequency of inspections at facilitie ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The 2009 Minnesota Kids Count report is out - a measure of the state's well-being. According to Kara Arzamendia, research director with Children's Defense Fund of Minnesota, the news is not good. "We found that about 140,000 children, ages zero to 17, were living in poverty in 200 ...Read More

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - President Obama has suggested that American school districts extend the school day and year, in order to give students an edge globally in the 21st century. Earl Wiman, president of the Tennessee Education Association, says while that is one option, other tools exist to boost stud ...Read More

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The debate over clean energy legislation died down over the summer, but it is on the front burner again this week. The Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act has been officially introduced in the U.S. Senate. It is similar to the bill passed by the U.S. House in June that puts l ...Read More

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia is consistently ranked in the top five states to do business, yet by many measures, Virginia workers are being left behind on health care. A new scorecard on health insurance finds they contribute more to their employer-based insurance plans than do employees in any other st ...Read More

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania's long-overdue budget could hold an especially deep cut for the state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Myron Arnowitt, director of Pennsylvania Clean Water Action, says the numbers being considered would be disasterous to efforts to protect the environme ...Read More

BOSTON - Today is the one-year anniversary of the Bush administration's bailout of banks and insurance companies. To mark it, hundreds of workers, clergy and concerned citizens are expected to take to the streets of Boston for a march and rally. Bob Haynes, president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, ...Read More

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