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: June 15, 2009

Columbus – Public lands in the Buckeye State would be open to oil and gas drilling under a plan approved by the Ohio Senate. The measure is intended to raise revenues to help with State Parks maintenance, but environmentalists are outraged. Brandi Whetstone, conservation program coordinator ...Read More

SEATTLE, Wash. – June is Orca Appreciation Month in Washington, but the orca population is dwindling. The future of this rare whale is caught up in the battle over salmon recovery in the Northwest, because salmon are orcas' main food source. Two federal reports – one examining the Colu ...Read More

Phoenix, AZ – Efforts to contain an expected second wave of the swine flu this fall may depend on Arizona's shrinking numbers of school nurses. Maricopa County public health director Dr. Bob England says the nurses help keep flu from spreading in the schools, which lessens the chance of it exp ...Read More

Nashville, TN - Tennesseans with disabilities are being victimized by criminals looking for easy targets. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) reports that crimes against people with disabilities in Tennessee, primarily thefts, assaults and burglaries, were up 88 percent so far in 2009. Car ...Read More

Nashville, TN - As the State Legislature finalizes its budget this week, tens of thousands of seriously-ill, low-income TennCare enrollees are facing loss of coverage. Tony Garr, executive director of the Tennessee Health Care Campaign, says those affected are among the poorest and sickest of the ...Read More

Boston, MA - Now that the majority of Massachusetts residents carry health insurance, the medical industry can focus on implementing changes to the way care is administered. That is part of the reason that the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a planning grant of 200,000 dollars to a Boston ...Read More

Albany, NY — It's do or die for important environmental bills in New York, including a bill that would cap global-warming pollution. Those bills are in jeopardy as the Senate leadership void in Albany could doom their prospects. It takes 32 votes to pass a bill in the state Senate, and Jackson ...Read More

ST. LOUIS, Mo - During this week leading up to Father's Day, families can help dad celebrate a healthy lifestyle by making sure he has regular screenings for health conditions affecting men. Some, such as prostate and testicular cancer, can be fatal. It's National Men's Health Week, a good time to r ...Read More

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