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: May 4, 2009

Richmond - Some new laws have many laid-off Virginia workers covered for medical insurance. Federal law now allows workers who've lost their job from September 2008 through the end of this year to extend their health care benefits. And a new law in Virginia extends the opportunity to nearly all work ...Read More

Phoenix, AZ – Taking a cue from the Obama campaign of last fall, two Phoenix businessmen have launched an experimental Web-based fundraising drive for the Phoenix Valley's 16 largest arts and cultural organizations. If it works, the campaign goes statewide in the fall. Bob Delgado, president ...Read More

Lansing, MI - May has been designated "Children's Mental Health Month" in Michigan. At the State Capitol this week, the message to lawmakers will be, 'Don't balance the budget on the backs of Michigan children with mental health challenges.' Children's advocates say they'll meet with lawmakers to a ...Read More

Midland, MI - Environmentalists in Michigan have scored a victory with the news that LS Power is suspending development of a coal-fired power plant in Midland because of regulatory and economic uncertainties. Nancy Janoch of MidlandCARES, a group which supports clean air and renewable energy, says ...Read More

Nashville, TN – Action is expected this week on proposed legislation to give Tennessee students increased access to charter schools. Such schools receive public money and are free from some regulations that apply to other public schools, in exchange for performance accountability. Jerry Wint ...Read More

Seattle, WA – During a typical month in Washington, more than a thousand people suffer strokes, and almost 300 of them die. May is "Stroke Awareness Month," an annual reminder to get to the hospital immediately with stroke symptoms. A recent survey showed that less than three percent of stro ...Read More

Charleston, WV - West Virginians are increasingly likely to know someone with what Barbara Romberg calls the "invisible wounds" of combat. Romberg is founder and president of Give An Hour, a group that asks mental health professionals to volunteer their time to help veterans. Veterans Administrati ...Read More

Portland, OR – The Oregon state House of Representatives has just approved a "Small Business Bill of Rights," HJR43, calling small employers the "backbone of the state's economy," though in hard economic times such businesses can find it difficult to get money to get going or keep going. Th ...Read More

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