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: March 24, 2009

Concord, NH – Congressional leaders are promising to make room on their calendar this summer for energy and climate change legislation. The two topics lead among President Obama's agenda items. Environmental groups say the legislative priorities are good for New Hampshire, which is recognized ...Read More

Charleston, WV - A coalition of union, professional, grassroots and advocacy groups are hailing the president's proposed budget for what it will do for struggling West Virginians. Gary Zuckett, executive director of West Virginia Citizen Action, says the health care, education and renewable energ ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued the 2007 statistics listing the number of child births performed by cesarean section in the U.S. They are up nationally and way up in Iowa; a trend that has re-opened the debate over which birth method is less-risky fo ...Read More

Albany, NY - A new study says New York’s richest residents aren’t likely to migrate from the state if their personal income taxes are raised, contrary to claims by Governor Paterson, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and others. Raising taxes on the wealthy is one of the methods under co ...Read More

As the Obama administration considers opening a new stretch of Alaskan coastline to offshore oil drilling, environmentalists are commemorating the anniversary of one of the country's greatest ecological disasters. 20 years ago today, the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alas ...Read More

Crested Butte, CO - Some in Colorado's high country communities believe the timing is perfect for a makeover of a major federal mining law. The law that governs hardrock mining has been on the books for well over a century; it dates back to 1872, even four years before Colorado statehood. That means ...Read More

Lyons, NE - A "Top Ten" list of rural health issues in the United States could serve as a checklist for measuring future healthcare reform. The Center for Rural Affairs issued the list as part of its mission to establish strong rural communities. Director of its Rural Research and Analysis Program, ...Read More

Chicago, IL – It's not just homeowners who are being affected by the mortgage meltdown. Hundreds of Illinois renters have been pushed out of homes or apartments forced into foreclosure, through no fault of their own. Current Illinois law offers no protections for renters in these situations, b ...Read More

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