PNS Daily Newscast - April 8, 2020 

COVID-19 prompts a car insurance break for some drivers. Also, a push for postal banking, and for grocery workers to be treated as first responders.

2020Talks - April 8, 2020 

Wisconsin held its primary yesterday in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic. But a shortage of poll workers led to just five polling stations in Milwaukee instead of the usual 180.

Archive: June 22, 2009

RICHMOND, Va. - Gov. Tim Kaine's office wants to close the state's $3.7 billion shortfall in part by cutting funding for school secretaries and other support personnel. The plan would eliminate state funding for 13,000 school positions. Sarah Geddes is an attorney for the JustChildren Program of t ...Read More

TAMPA, Fla. - The economy is being blamed for a rise in Florida child abuse, and with it a rise in bullying. The state Department of Children and Families says there's also an increase in the severity of the cases, with 59 deaths so far this year being investigated as possible child abuse. Paul D' ...Read More

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The state program serving thousands of children with severe disabilities faces virtual elimination. The Family Support Program will be operated with federal stimulus money for the next 12 months but will then lose funding. Deana Claiborne, executive director of United Cere ...Read More

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee could see a dramatic increase in charter schools under new state legislation. As many as 90 new charter schools could be opening. Jerry Winters with the Tennessee Education Association (TEA) says his organization is on board. "The TEA supported the final version ...Read More

BOSTON - Recent graduates in the Bay State are finding that a degree from a top college or university does not necessarily mean a good job with benefits. A recent survey of students published by The National Association of Colleges and Employers found that fewer than 20 percent of 2009 graduates who ...Read More

Albany, NY- Vice President Joe Biden recently completed a "Road to Recovery" tour, highlighting new projects launched with Recovery Act funds. A nonpartisan public policy think tank is calling for a detour, saying the Obama administration should be monitoring stimulus accountability in cities around ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Open should mean "no exclusion," but that's not the case when it comes to Ohio's Open Enrollment Program for health care. Many people with pre-existing conditions are finding the program is not a viable option because there is no regulation of premium costs. Toledo area resi ...Read More

Jamestown, ND – It was ten years ago today that the U.S. Supreme Court made its historic Olmstead decision that states are required to place persons with mental disabilities in community settings rather than in institutions. Some states are making progress toward that; some aren't, according t ...Read More

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