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PNS Daily Newscast - October 1, 2020 

Concern that Trump's Proud Boys comments could encourage "alt-right" groups; report finds key swing states went into manufacturing decline pre-pandemic.

2020Talks - October 1, 2020 

Experts are concerned about white supremacist violence leading up to the election. And, the Presidential Debate Commission says they plan to change rules after Trump's almost constant interruptions.

Archive: April 6, 2009

Kansas City, MO - Studies by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control show that the number of overweight children in America is increasing rapidly, and now kidney stones in children, which were once a medical rarity, are being seen with increasing frequency. In Missouri, Children's Mercy Hospitals and ...Read More

Huron, SD – A program that pays farmers to store carbon in their soil is getting high marks from the South Dakota Farmers Union. The farm group is backing President Obama's climate-change legislation, which includes a "cap-and-trade" system requiring companies to offset the release of greenho ...Read More

Madison, WI - Health care costs have skyrocketed since 1982. So have the costs of repairing a car damaged in an accident. But the minimum coverage required for Wisconsin liability insurance has remained unchanged for a quarter century. Citizen Action of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Association for Ju ...Read More

Chicago, IL – Supporters say it's all about giving a fair chance to ex-offenders who are trying to rebuild their lives after leaving prison. House Bill 2475, an amendment to the Human Rights Act in Illinois, would stop companies from discriminating against most people with criminal convictions ...Read More

Albuquerque, NM - New Mexico homes that are twice as energy-efficient, more jobs for New Mexicans and less dependence on foreign energy sources. That's the "three-for-one" deal playing out across the state with federal economic stimulus funds, which are giving a big boost to home weatherization prog ...Read More

Phoenix, AZ – America has the world's most expensive health care, but Americans are far from being the world's healthiest people. As the national reform debate intensifies, one Arizona official, Dr. Bob England, director of the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, says proven public he ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – The U.S. Geological Survey has released a new list identifying 42 Iowa watersheds among the top 150 that are polluting the Mississippi River Basin and contributing to an 8,000 square mile "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. That list is reinforcing the opposition of environment ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – Congress will soon be debating health care reform. In order to give Iowa's congressional delegation a first-hand account of what the needs are in rural Iowa, the Center for Rural Affairs and several other groups are sponsoring a series of forums beginning today on the issue. ...Read More

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