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: April 16, 2009

Springfield, MO - As State Senators haggle over health care in the budget bill, Missouri children are being left behind. The Senate voted down a proposal to expand the state's Children's Health Insurance Program, also known as S-CHIP, which called for providing health care coverage to nearly 17,000 ...Read More

Salem, OR – The annual "Housing Out of Reach" report for 2009, released this week by a national low-income housing advocacy group, shows what Oregon renters probably already suspect: Rent prices have outpaced many renters' ability to pay them, at least without cutting back on other basics. T ...Read More

Hood River, OR – Oregon Rep. Greg Walden must be feeling like a superstar in his hometown of Hood River as he reads signs in the windows of many local businesses saying "Thank You, Congressman Walden." The merchants are happy that Walden voted for the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act, the b ...Read More

Spokane, WA – For Washington high school students, it's almost graduation time – except for the 30,000 students who dropped out this year. On Friday, 300 business leaders, educators and high school students will tackle this problem at "One in Three: A Regional Summit on Dropout Preventio ...Read More

Albany, NY — Governor David Paterson will introduce legislation today to make New York the fifth state in the Union to recognize gay marriage, and a leading gay rights advocate believes it has a reasonable chance of passing this year. Paterson is reintroducing a measure the state senate defeat ...Read More

Concord, NH - Most Granite Staters won't leave home without their cell phones, day planners or to-do lists, but fewer than 70 percent have their own end-of-life health care wishes documented. Today is National Healthcare Decisions Day - a time to focus on those difficult decisions and discussion, sa ...Read More

Pueblo - Colorado small business owners report feeling trapped by the modern realities of health insurance. Complaining about rising costs and shrinking coverage, many are joining the push for health care reform and today plan what they are calling a "mini marcha" in Pueblo. Bob Montoya, owner of ...Read More

Carson City, NV – Legal experts are criticizing a new measure being debated by Nevada lawmakers that would put the strictest limits in the nation on homeowners who wish to sue for faulty construction. Senate Bill 349 won committee approval and now moves to the full Senate. It is supported by b ...Read More

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