PNS Daily Newscast - April 9, 2020 

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Archive: March 27, 2009

Marion, VA - A six-year increase in legal aid for victims of domestic abuse in Southwest Virginia has been a success. The Southwest Legal Aid Society (SVLAS) greatly increased its outreach over that period, and the result has been a dramatic 35-percent decline in the number of requested protective o ...Read More

Chicago – A new study finds long hours and little pay are putting Chicago taxi drivers near the margins of economic failure. The report, Driven into Poverty, finds most earn as little as $4 an hour, forcing many to work an 80-hour week. Michael McConnell, regional director for the American F ...Read More

Bay City, MI - The state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is expected to decide soon if a coal-fired power plant will be constructed in Bay City. Last night, the DEQ listened to the pros and cons of the Consumers Energy proposal to construct the $2-billion plant. Consumers Energy says the f ...Read More

Washington, D.C. - Washington State wasn't a big part of the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act just passed by Congress, but there may be some new wilderness acreage in its future, nonetheless. As Congress embraces the value of wilderness this month, two members of Washington’s delegation are ...Read More

Umatilla, FL - In this small town, about an hour northwest of Orlando, black bears are a big deal and big business; attracting as many as 10,000 people every year to the outskirts of the Ocala National Forest for the annual Florida Black Bear Festival. This Saturday is the 10th-annual festival, dedi ...Read More

Boise, ID – Two recent federal funding plans will soon send new money to boost organizations that serve Idaho families. The money opportunities come through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Omnibus Appropriations Act, which will allocate about $25 million to Idaho for child c ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – Iowa farmers and environmental groups are reacting to a bill passed in the state senate that undercuts plans by The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to restrict winter manure application on frozen ground. Environmental groups argue the practice allows the waste to ru ...Read More

Concord - The state released its first-ever Climate Action Plan this week, at the request of Governor Lynch. Among the primary goals is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by the year 2050. Jan Pendlebury, the New Hampshire representative for the Pew Environment Group and a member of the G ...Read More

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