PNS Daily Newscast - February 18, 2020 

Amazon's Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to fight climate change; and updates from state primary elections.

2020Talks - February 18, 2020 

Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is climbing national polls, but facing much more scrutiny than he had in the early states, which he skipped. Texas is going to come into play for him -- as the state with the second-largest Super Tuesday trove of delegates.

Archive: May 14, 2009

Lansing, MI - There is no total health without mental health, according to a coalition of 60 organizations. They are working to convince state lawmakers to lift limits on mental-health and substance-abuse services to workers who have health insurance coverage. Linda Burghardt with the Michigan Ass ...Read More

Jefferson City, MO – With just days left in the legislative session, it appears health-care reform may not happen this year because there are two different versions of Senate Bill 306, one in the House and one in the Senate. The House version allows access to health care to high-risk people wi ...Read More

California's Asian-American voters say "yes" to the environment. While a little more than half of voters statewide consider themselves environmentalists, a whopping 83 percent of Asian-American voters fall into that category. A new first-of-its-kind survey by the California League of Conservation ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – Students at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) were looking at a double-digit tuition increase next fall, but instead they are getting a pleasant surprise. DMACC’s board of directors has decided to cut the planned increase almost in half, trimming the original 14. ...Read More

Portland, OR – As a half million people half the world away in Pakistan flee their homes because of armed fighting, an Oregon-based aid group is on the ground to help those families in need. Mercy Corps is handing out emergency kits this week, and Portland-based personnel are arriving in Pakis ...Read More

New York, NY — The long wait just ended for the parents of 1,000 children who need help paying for child care but had been left out in the cold for almost a year because of state budget cuts. The New York Department of Social Services recently notified families that had been wait-listed that c ...Read More

Denver - The recent influenza pandemic scare is being cited as a good reason Colorado workers need guaranteed paid sick leave. A proposed federal law, the Healthy Families Act, will soon be introduced in Congress. It would give workers a minimum amount of paid time off for illness or to care for a f ...Read More

St. Paul, MN – As Minnesota lawmakers near a Monday adjournment deadline, they remain in disagreement with the governor over how to close the state’s $4.6-billion budget deficit. Health advocates are proposing raising the tobacco tax, which, they say, would bring in revenue and improve t ...Read More

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