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: November 5, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS - Last year, 109 people in Minnesota died by the trigger of someone else's gun, according to the state Department of Safety. Public safety groups have joined forces and organized a gun buy-back day in an effort to get guns off the street. Anyone turning in a firearm will receive gift car ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - For the next few weeks, Iowans will wrestle with tons of yard debris - leaves and fall cleanup clippings. Getting rid of it doesn't have to be backbreaking work or a threat to the environment, according to Metro Waste Authority. Spokesperson Amy Hock reminds homeowners that sendin ...Read More

FRANKFORT, Kenn. - An unlikely coalition of families of murder victims and families of convicted murderers are visiting Kentucky this week, trying to convince residents that capital punishment is revenge, not a just punishment for crime. Today, members of Journey of Hope are spreading their message ...Read More

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Today is a "Day of Action" for union members around the country to push for U.S. House approval of HR 3962, the "Affordable Health Care for America Act." The House version of health care reform may come up for a vote as early as Friday. A spokesman for the Washington Federation of ...Read More

HELENA, Mont. - Tribal lands are among some of the areas most affected by global climate change, and those lands are also some of the richest in renewable energy resources. Those are two points being made as tribal leaders from around the country meet at the White House to share their perspectives o ...Read More

CHARLESTON, WV - The state supreme court is considering whether to review a lower court decision that could permit natural gas wells in West Virginia's state parks, in spite of a 1995 law prohibiting drilling or mining in the parks. This summer, a Logan County court decided natural gas company, Cabo ...Read More

MADISON, Wisc. - President Obama used a Madison school setting to promote his Race to the Top plan, which would funnel $4 billion into the nation's school districts. His chosen speech location was not accidental, as Wisconsin is one of only two states having laws that would prevent access to the fed ...Read More

MADISON, Wisc. - Supporters of universal health coverage in Wisconsin are calling the results of a new Johns Hopkins study of hospital records "shocking." The study found that uninsured children were 60-percent more-likely to die after being admitted. Robert Kraig, program director for Citizen Act ...Read More

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