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: April 17, 2009

Washington, D.C. - That wind whipping across the prairie could be providing a bigger part of the clean energy solution for many homeowners, but local laws are getting in the way. The technology known as "small wind" contrasts with the large turbines that populate utility-scale wind farms across the ...Read More

Minneapolis - A Minneapolis group is working to ensure the pending conversion to digital television won't put people in the dark. The Main Street Project is making digital converter boxes available at no cost to people who have federal government coupons. Most retailers offer converters that require ...Read More

St. Paul, MN – The yearly campaign to raise funds to fight cancer gets under way today in Minnesota, nationally and in 19 other countries. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is known as the world's largest effort to end cancer. Participants walk or run on athletic tracks in ret ...Read More

Charleston, WV - With the governor and lawmakers wondering how to provide health insurance to West Virginia's quarter-million uninsured citizens, some are looking at one of the state's successful health care programs as a model. By one count, West Virginia's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP ...Read More

Denver - As Congress considers health care reforms, Coloradans who are in the middle of the issue will share their stories at an event in Denver tomorrow. Dr. Adam Gilden-Tsai, a physician who sees patients at Denver Health, says he sees too many people ending up hospitalized for conditions that co ...Read More

If you wanted to buy a fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly car in Florida, your options would be limited, compared to other states. Vehicles capable of driving as many as 50 miles on a gallon of gasoline, with improved pollution controls, are available in California and about a dozen states tha ...Read More

Richmond - A federal plan to pour $8 billion into a world-class passenger rail system throughout the East Coast could result in an economic boom for Virginia's urban crescent, ease traffic, and dramtically reduce energy consumption in the state. That prediction comes from the Coalition for Smarter G ...Read More

Phoenix, AZ – As the legislature struggles to close a $3-billion budget gap, seven state representatives are juggling sometimes-conflicting responsibilities; each serves both as a lawmaker and as an unpaid member of a local school board. One of them, Rep. Tom Boone (R-Peoria), defends his dual ...Read More

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